A map indicating the potential impact of Brexit on Irish fisheries. EEZ areas are exclusive economic zones  Image: Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation

British environment secretary Michael Gove has said the UK government is “committed to protecting our strong, historic ties with Ireland” , in spite o(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, and Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s economic growth rate will slump to 1 per cent this year despite the prospect of an extra £1 billion in funding from the Conservativ(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and DUP MLA Simon Hamilton address media after talks wound up at Stormont Castle in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s politicians must be indulged for another few months to determine if at some stage – in their own time, in the autumn perhaps, no pr(...)

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and Simon Hamilton address media as talks wound up at Stormont Castle, Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Intensive efforts to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly came crashing down at lunchtime on Tuesday when it was acknowledged the latest round (...)

Talks remain deadlocked on a number of issues, but chiefly over the Irish language. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are coming under increased pressure to get involved directly in the Stormont talks. Nor(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster (centre) with her negotiating team at Stormont Castle. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA.

DUP leader Arlene Foster accused Sinn Féin of wanting to assert “cultural supremacy” in Northern Ireland as the deadlock in talks on forming a new pow(...)

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire is due to outline the British government’s next move in the House of Commons in the afternoon. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin and the DUP remained deadlocked on key issues on Sunday night as Northern Secretary James Brokenshire decides whether to allow the Northern (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and the party’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill join demonstrators demanding equal marriage legislation at an event in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said he does not believe there will be a deal done with the DUP to restore powersharing government in the North by(...)

Time to strike a deal in Northern Ireland talks 2:24

It’s time for the two big parties in Northern Ireland to show they are serious about politics by striking a deal that will enable the power-sharing in(...)

Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd (l) and Declan Kearney speak to the media at Stormont Castle, Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Demands by Sinn Féin for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to intervene in the Stormont talks on restoring the North’s pow(...)

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