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 (...)

James Brokenshire says he still believes agreement can be reached at Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

James Brokenshire has set a budget for Northern Ireland but he rejected calls to take the next step towards direct rule by appointing ministers at Wes(...)

Northern  Secretary James Brokenshire has approved a £10.6 billion budget to fund services while  Stormont  is suspended. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Northern Ireland will get an additional £322 million as part of a “Brokenshire budget” that will boost total public spending over 2017-2018 to more t(...)

The   breakdown of the powersharing talks has been linked to a “historic” speech from Gerry Adams at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday when he declares his future intentions. Photograph:   Mark Marlow/PA

The general reaction to the collapse of the DUP-Sinn Féin talks was one of weariness rather than shock and anger, which tells a lot about the current (...)

Sinn Fein’s Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams. File image:  Mark Marlow/PA Wire

An “honourable compromise” to restore the Northern Executive remains possible, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has insisted despite the breakdown of (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar lays a wreath at the war memorial in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has spoken of his dream where the poppy, the shamrock and the Easter lily could be worn “side by side”. Mr Varadkar, who l(...)

Northern Ireland  has been without a functioning power-sharing Executive and Assembly since it was collapsed in January.  Photograph: AFP

The British government is to bring forward legislation for a budget for Northern Ireland on Monday in the absence of a deal between the DUP and Sinn F(...)

Britain’s Brexit  secretary David Davis (left)  and Michel Barnier  the EU’s chief negotiator during a press briefing on Friday at the end of the 6th round of talks in Brussels. Photograph: EPA

The EU is demanding Britain accept that Northern Ireland may need to remain inside the European customs union and single market after Brexit in order (...)

The scene of the Enniskillen bombing the day after the atrocity in November 1987. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Rev David Cupples was a young Presbyterian minister in Enniskillen on the day of the IRA Poppy Day bombing that killed 11 people and injured 63 ot(...)

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