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A file image from 2005 showing a fortified police station in the Border village of Crossmaglen in  Northern Ireland. ‘Given that the Border could not be secured with army watchtowers during the Troubles, it is not at all clear how a new policing operation will work.’ Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

The rather patronising English joke used to be that whenever the Irish question was about to be solved, the Irish would change the question. And now, (...)

A man holds  sterling notes as he waits  to exchange them for euro at an exchange office in Gibraltar on Friday. The euro has changed the nature of European integration in the most profound ways. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

I advocated a Remain vote but there is something in me that welcomes the outcome of the UK’s EU referendum. While I continue to believe that the case(...)

A teller counts ballot papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, after polls closed in the EU referendum. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Millions of people in the UK went to bed in the early hours believing the rather insipid Remain campaign had won the day following a YouGov poll that (...)

Irish shares rose on the eve the Brexit referenum, in line with global markets, as investors took their lead from bookmakers’ shortening odds on the UK remaining in the EU, even as polls indicated the race is too close to call.

Irish shares rose on the eve the Brexit referenum, in line with global markets, as investors took their lead from bookmakers’ shortening odds on the U(...)

British prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the the UK’s referendum on EU membership in Downing Street, London, England. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski /PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron made a dramatic last-minute appeal to UK voters on Tuesday to back staying in the EU, as polls indicated the outc(...)

In 1853, in response to the unprecedented wave of immigration that saw 3 million arrive in the US in the previous decade, the Know Nothing Party emerged as a force in US political life

As usual, chef Jamie Oliver was firing on all cylinders on one of his cookery programmes during the week. Having pulled plump leeks from an English co(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron, campaigning against a Brexit in the looming EU referendum,   talks to television presenters Jeremy Clarkson (left) and James May (right) during a visit to a  TV studio in west London on June 16th, 2016. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has said Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster is “fundamentally wrong” that the United Kingdom could neg(...)

Former British prime ministers  John Major and Tony Blair   walking  across the Peace Bridge   in Derry  on Thursday.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Former British prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major have been sharply criticised by Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster following th(...)

The Loughinisland families hold a press conference  in the Ramada Hotel Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The bereaved families of the Loughinisland massacre say they have truth but would like justice as they welcomed the new report into the 1994 attack wh(...)

‘The vast majority of people in Northern Ireland believe their future should only ever be determined by democracy and consent and not by violence,’ said Northern Ireland’s secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers has condemned as “highly irresponsible” claims that a British exit from the European Union could undermine(...)

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