Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has played down expectations of a breakthrough in talks between the EU and UK on the Northern Ireland protocol when the two sides meet next Monday.  Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has played down expectations of a breakthrough in talks between the EU and UK on the Northern Ireland proto(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie: ‘The UK government and Northern Ireland Office are being dragged around by the scruff of the neck by the DUP.’ Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA

Northern Ireland’s Stormont assembly faces collapse “forever” because of Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) tactics, a rival party leader has warned. On(...)

Brandon Lewis on the Northern Ireland protocol: ‘We think there is a landing ground, we think there is a way of resolving this.’ Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

The UK’s secretary for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis has said he believes there is a “landing ground” for resolving difficulties that exist with the (...)

British Conservative  politician Enoch Powell  at the party conference in Brighton, 1969. Photograph:  William Lovelace/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty

On Jeffrey Donaldson’s official website, the biography section is adorned with photographs of himself with the party leaders he served under: James Mo(...)

Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/EPA

The Taoiseach on Friday night strongly criticised the DUP’s decision to resign from the post of First Minister in Northern Ireland, which he said was (...)

Fiona Ryan, who is the North’s Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse, called on the Northern Executive “to see and understand that the apology to victims and survivors goes beyond politics”.

An official apology which was to be delivered to the victims of institutional abuse “hangs in the balance” due to the DUP’s withdrawal of the First Mi(...)

DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson MP speaking to the media in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

The DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson warned on Friday that his party may not go back into government after an election if issues around the Northern Irela(...)

Northern Ireland’s  First Minister Paul Givan: His resignation leaves the North’s power-sharing institutions in crisis. Photograph: Paul Faith

The North’s power-sharing institutions were in crisis on Thursday following the resignation of First Minister Paul Givan in the latest move in the DUP(...)

Edwin Poots claims that recent court rulings mean the Executive must give its approval for the checks to continue. Other parties have called the move a stunt. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Agriculture has warned he will decide “shortly” whether to take unilateral action to halt post-Brexit checks at the Nor(...)

DUP MLA Edwin Poots had tried to secure a seat in the South Down constituency and was interviewed by party officers as part of the selection process on Friday evening. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Former DUP leader Edwin Poots has failed in a bid to switch constituencies in the forthcoming Northern Ireland Assembly elections. Mr Poots, a curren(...)

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