British secretary of state for exiting the EU David Davis speaks to members of the media at Stormont House in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The British government’s Brexit secretary has said he does not believe there will be a hard Border in Ireland after the UK’s departure from the EU. (...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire: said the series of day-long visits is part of the Government’s effort to ensure Northern Ireland’s voice is heard in the forthcoming negotiations with the EU. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Secretary is to canvass public opinion on the implications of Brexit on a two-week tour of the North. James Brokenshire, who too(...)

The funeral of Dr Edward Daly takes place at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Bishop of Derry Edward Daly “showed physical courage on Bloody Sunday and his moral courage was evident in his passionate struggle against viol(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said it was “too early to speculate on what may take years to iron out”. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Senior Irish policymakers have played down reports in Britain that EU members were considering a Brexit deal that would allow full access to the sing(...)

Senior NI politicians have said they would seek a judicial review if the PM “fails to commit to comply with the UK’s constitutional and legal obligations in deciding whether and when to trigger article 50”. Photograph: The Irish Times

British prime minister Theresa May has been put on notice that she faces a legal challenge from prominent Northern Ireland politicians and interest gr(...)

Among those at the meeting today will be (from left) Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire.

Political leaders from across the British Isles will convene in Cardiff today for key talks about the EU referendum. The British-Irish Council (BIC) (...)

The new Northern SecretaryJames Brokenshire. His junior minister, Kris Hopkins, committed the British government to doing all it can to preserve the Common Travel Area after Brexit

Before the referendum, Irish politicians and other public figures warned of the many adverse consequences of Brexit for the British-Irish relationship(...)

One thing the UK’s European partners cannot control is the speed with which the former invokes EU treaty Article 50 to set in train Brexit talks. Germ(...)

 Prime minister Theresa May during her first prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons: In a strong performance, she delighted Conservative backbenchers with repeated swipes at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA

The new Northern Ireland secretary, James Brokenshire, has told MPs that the future of the Common Travel Area will be a priority in Brexit negotiation(...)

 Tanaiste  Frances Fitzgerald: her spokesman  said she was concerned about potential abuse of the system and sought to inform Cabinet ahead of any potential action being taken. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The Tánaiste has said she is “highly concerned” about a rise in visa applications originating from the United Kingdom under a European Union directive(...)

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