Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said Britain’s  proposal for a two-year transition period for businesses after Brexit was too short.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the best way to avoid a hard Border after Brexit would be for Northern Ireland to remain in the EU cust(...)

 Sinn Féin’s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Pat Sheehan and Caoimhe Archibald launch the party’s health document A National Health Service for a United Ireland. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney joined Northern Secretary James Brokenshire for talks with the DUP and Sinn Féin at Stormont on Monday (...)

Arlene Foster:  “What we can’t see happening is the Gaelicisation of areas where there is no desire or demand for the Irish language.” Photograph: Getty Images

The British and Irish governments are this week expecting to hear from the DUP and Sinn Féin on whether they can strike a deal to bring back the North(...)

Sinn Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster at the Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Sinn Féin Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has warned the British government against trying to “cobble together” a deal with the DUP on the Northern I(...)

Trade unions have warned that more than 4,000 jobs in the North could be at risk if the US department of commerce rules Bombardier is guilty of “dumping”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Bombardier Aerospace could face a new setback this week if the United States department of commerce decides it is guilty of “dumping” – selling its ai(...)

The situation at Bombardier was an example of the different parties at Stormont working together, Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire said. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire has said the British government would continue to protect the thousands of workers at risk at Bombardier’(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire: ‘Unless we get an executive in place during the course of this month, I will have to set a budget’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has warned the British government will have to pass legislation to set a budget for Northern Ireland if agreement(...)

DUP position: Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds and Simon Hamilton at Stormont this month. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, has said the Northern Ireland Secretary’s threat to cut MLA salaries was not an incentive (...)

PSNI officers will not receive a pay increase this month because there are no Stormont government ministers in place to sign off on any deal.  File photograph: Getty Images

The Police Federation for Northern Ireland (PFNI) has called on Northern Secretary James Brokenshire to take action to deliver a pay award to thousand(...)

Damage to the main Derry to Moville road in Co Donegal caused by the force of a flooded river last month. Photograph: Brian Hutton/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland secretary of state is to be asked to intervene to help victims of last month’s flooding in the north west. More than 500 homes (...)

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