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Stormont in Belfast: Northern Ireland is careening towards direct rule regardless of the wishes of the British or Irish governments. Photograph:  Paul Faith

Everyone had a quiet laugh at Gerry Adams last Thursday when he appealed during a Dáil debate on Brexit for “the Government and others, in the interes(...)

The chairman of Northern Ireland’s historical abuse inquiry Sir Anthony Hart has died suddenly, it has been confirmed. File Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The chairman of Northern Ireland’s historical abuse inquiry Sir Anthony Hart has died suddenly, it has been confirmed. Sir Anthony chaired the Histor(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley during a press conference at Stormont in Belfast in April. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Talks at Stormont aimed at reviving the powersharing institutions have been going on now for nine weeks with little sign of real progress. The best th(...)

Boris Johnson insists he is not bluffing about being prepared to leave the EU without a deal. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Pool via Bloomberg

MPs at Westminster could use a Northern Ireland Bill on Monday to block Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit in (...)

The dispute centres around the Parades Commission ban on the Orange Order marching to and from the Church of Ireland church at Drumcree in Portadown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Orange Order leaders have held talks with British government officials as the Drumcree dispute approaches its 21st year without any progress in sight.(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley is to meet the North’s political parties today to review progress in the Stormont talks, amid declining hopes(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster: the union is “special” and “precious” and more important than any other political cause. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

In 1966, when fine people like brave Ivan Cooper, who has just died, were beginning to organise for the civil rights movement, the Sunday Times publis(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill, Mary-Lou McDonald and Conor Murphy speaking as talks to agree the return of devolved government in Northern Ireland continue. Photograph:  Rebecca Black/ PA Wire

The Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has called for a “step change” in the pace of the Stormont talks aimed at restoring the Northern Executive a(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill at the funeral service for murdered journalist Lyra McKee in April. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Reuters

While public attention was focused on Donald Trump’s promotional exercise for his hotel in Co Clare and his rather perfunctory meeting with Taoiseach (...)

Tánaiste and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is going to  Stormont  as he and and Northern Secretary Karen Bradley and the political leaders seek to reach agreement on key issues. Photograph: PA

The British and Irish governments are to intensify efforts to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly as the Northern Ireland parties continue the(...)

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