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Simon Coveney: said such a package must not be ‘unreasonable’ or ‘put an unfair burden on Ireland’. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The European Union will agree a “package” to help UK prime minister Theresa May pass the Brexit withdrawal deal in the House of Commons, Tánaiste Simo(...)

A protester holds a placard that reads ‘We Deserve Better Politics’ at Stormont. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The British and Irish governments are to hold talks on Friday with the North’s five main parties seeking to determine if there is any real prospect of(...)

Tánaiste  Simon Coveney  said he took on board the concerns of TDs who raised the nuclear issue and that ‘we need more details on it’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Government has been following “with concern” reports that the UK proposes to use the Mourne mountains as a storage are(...)

Derry City manager Declan Devine: “From the first day in the door I thought we had to get local-based players.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Declan Devine pushes the brochure across the desk in the manager’s office. Derry, city walls, tours, it said. We were in the Brandywell stadium on Thu(...)

A forensic officer inspects the scene of a  car bomb attack in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Sunday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Public figures and politicians from across the UK and Republic of Ireland have condemned a car bomb attack on Derry courthouse in Northern Ireland. T(...)

A forensic officer inspects the scene of the car bombing in Derry. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Police in Derry believe the dissident republican group the New IRA was behind an explosion outside the city’s courthouse on Saturday night. “Our pr(...)

Locked gates are seen at Stormont in Belfast.   Stormont civil servants  have been working under a cloud of uncertainty over the extent of their decision making powers in the absence of elected ministers for two years. Photograph: PA

The Supreme Court has decided that legal uncertainties around the powers of Northern Ireland civil servants amid the Stormont impasse should be dealt (...)

Northern Ireland secretary of state Karen Bradley (centre) with young people involved with the work of Youth Action NI during a visit to its offices in Belfast on Friday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley has cast doubt on whether £300 million (€334 million) of UK government funding for peacebuilding in the North(...)

Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald, and Deputy Leader, Michelle O’Neill , arrive for a meeting with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

“Don’t blink,” Sinn Féin’s leader Mary Lou McDonald told EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. The message urging(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds: “Hypocrisy of those espousing the current withdrawal agreement with its trap of a backstop has been completely exposed.”

The Government’s contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit demonstrated that the demands for a backstop to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland are a(...)

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