John McNamee, dressed as a customs officer, joined other members of Border Communities Against Brexit in setting up a mock customs post near Newry in April. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Leo Varadkar meets the Democratic Unionist Party today in Belfast he is likely to get a frosty, if polite, reception. Their noses are out of join(...)

Bunny from Belfast performing at the Dublin Pride parade. Leo Varadkar will attend a Pride breakfast in Belfast, but not the parade itself. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar deliberated carefully before deciding to attend the Pride event in Belfast on Saturday. It was established last weekend that he(...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson: ‘We have to co-operate here. A solution has to be one that is agreed.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has returned to the DUP-Irish Government Brexit spat by complaining about “megaphone diplomacy from Dublin”. On(...)

Simon Coveney as he recently announced that over 500,000 passports have already been issued this year so far

There is no proposal for a post-Brexit border in the Irish Sea, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has aid. Mr Coveney was being questioned a(...)

US president Bill Clinton and Gerry Adams in 2000 in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

The extent of Bill Clinton’s involvement in the tortuous early days of the Northern Irish peace process is revealed in a series of transcripts of tele(...)

PM Theresa May  stands next to DUP leader Arlene Foster  as Jeffrey Donaldson and  Gavin Williamson sign agreement. Photograph: Reuters

Most politicians at Stormont on Monday acknowledged DUP leader Arlene Foster had nailed a good deal for Northern Ireland. Now the question is: will sh(...)

 The Conservatives’ formal pact with such a socially conservative party will not help to extend its appeal among voters under 45, most of whom backed Labour on June 8th. Photograph: WPA Pool /Getty Images

Theresa May’s £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has bought her Conservative government the overall majority she failed to win a(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davison the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

British government Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested “tagging of containers” could be one method of monitoring trade across the Border after (...)

The Queen’s Speech on Wednesday referred to “delivering on the armed forces covenant across the United Kingdom” - something that Sinn Féin are opposed to in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images

The British government’s attempt to get the DUP to prop up a new Conservative administration was making it increasingly difficult to get a resolution (...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP chief whip at Westminster, said good progress had been made in the talks with the Tories over the last 24 hours. Photograph: PA

A senior Democratic Unionist MP has said the chances of his party reaching a deal with the Conservatives to prop up Theresa May’s minority government (...)

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