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 (...)

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(...)

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