The new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, walks past a statue of Charlie Chaplin before giving a press conference in Belfast on her first visit to the North. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“I am absolutely delighted to be in Belfast, ” were the first words uttered to the media by Karen Bradley on her first engagement in Northern Ireland (...)

Karen Bradley with students at Belfast Metropolitan College in the Titanic Quarter during her first visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The new Northern Secretary, Karen Bradley, flew back to London on Wednesday evening after her first visit to Northern Ireland amid renewed recriminati(...)

Leaders of Sinn Féin Michelle O’Neill and the Democratic Unionist Party  Arlene Foster: work is glacial because of the absence of ministers to take key executive decisions. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

It’s a year exactly since the late Martin McGuinness stood down as deputy first minister and it’s consequently 12 months too since Northern Ireland ha(...)

James Brokenshire: Tánaiste Simon Coveney contacted  him from Cairo  to “wish him well, and to thank him on behalf of myself and the Irish Government”

British prime minister Theresa May has indicated she wishes to see Northern Secretary James Brokenshire’s resuming in a senior post in her government.(...)

New Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley won the seat of Staffordshire Moorlands from Labour for the Conservatives in 2010. Photograph: EPA

In her choice of Karen Bradley as Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa May has replaced one of her former junior ministers at the home office with anot(...)

Former UK culture secretary Karen Bradley arriving at 10 Downing Street as prime minister Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet. Photograph: Getty Images

Former UK culture secretary Karen Bradley is to take over as new Northern Secretary. She takes up the Northern Ireland portfolio following the resign(...)

James Brokenshire: he requested advice on what would be the appropriate salary level for MLAs, “bearing in mind the balance between their constituency and legislative functions”. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s 90 Assembly members in the absence of a return of Stormont appear set to see their pay cut by more than £13,600 or more than a quar(...)

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street after a cabinet meeting about the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

Theresa May has told her cabinet that Britain will seek a bespoke free trade deal with the European Union after Brexit, combining maximum access to Eu(...)

Britain’s Northern secretary James Brokenshire arrives at a   weekly meeting of the British cabinet. File photograph: Tolga Akmentolga/AFP.

Britain has two proposals on how to secure a frictionless Irish border between the UK and the European Union after Brexit, Northern secretary James Br(...)

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire: “Northern Ireland will benefit from the industrial strategy’s removal of barriers to innovation and growth.” Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The UK’s new modern industrial strategy could boost the earning power of people and businesses in the North by playing to its “unique strengths”, the (...)

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