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(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. File Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Making progress on the Irish border is essential in moving Brexit negotiations to the next phase, NI Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said. (...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire: “There must be no physical infrastructure at the Border.” Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is to meet senior European Union figures in Brussels to emphasise the unique issues affecting the North a(...)

Sinn Féin’s president Gerry Adams and leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill will come to a judgment before November 13th on the DUP’s intentions. File photograph: Peter Morrisson/Reuters

Gerry Adams has said Sinn Féin is the “party of dialogue” but as northern leader Michelle O’Neill has made clear “endless talks without conclusion jus(...)

Stormont negotiations: “We need this generation of Northern Ireland politicians to work and talk together,” said Owen Smith of the UK Labour Party. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

A senior British Labour politician has urged Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire not to cut the pay of Stormont politicians beca(...)

James Brokenshire  making a statement in Stormont on Wednesday. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Waiting for Godot is described as a play where nothing happens twice. Waiting for a Breakthrough at Stormont is a pedestrian drama where nothing hap(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Northern Ireland is ‘sliding towards direct rule’. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Northern Ireland is “sliding towards direct rule” after the DUP and Sinn Féin failed in their talks to reinstat(...)

The UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, speaking to media outside Stormont House in Belfast on Wednesday. Photograph: Peter Morrisson/Reuters

The latest collapse of the talks designed to facilitate a restoration of the powersharing institutions in Northern Ireland is deeply depressing. It ra(...)

Sinn Féin negotiator Gerry Kelly seen in the party’s offices at Stormont, Belfast.  Photograph: PA.

A further round of negotiations between the DUP and Sinn Féin broke up on Tuesday night without any agreement on how to restore the Northern Executive(...)

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