DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson: ‘As UK citizens, we should not be subject to foreign powers whilst all the time Northern Ireland diverges further from the rest of the UK.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has urged a continued focus on efforts to remove the “Irish Sea border”. Talks remain ongoing between the UK governm(...)

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robert Swann: said co-ordination between the two jurisdictions was being worked on by the Executive office in the North and by the Taoiseach’s office.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA WireN

Discussions are “ongoing” between Dublin and Belfast around sharing information to ensure that anyone who arrives in Ireland and then crosses the Bord(...)

 Orange Order grand secretary Drew Nelson. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Orange Order grand secretary Drew Nelson has died aged 60 after a short illness. Mr Nelson, from Dromore in Co Down, was described as a pragmatic and(...)

Orangemen march at the annual Orange Order parade at Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal. Photograph: Trevor McBride

  Orange Order members have been urged to respect the right of the Republic to celebrate 1916 next year, and to match it with centenary me(...)