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Former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped the Stormont Executive discussing a funding plan aimed at clearing a backlog of legacy inquests, the High Court in Belfast ruled today. Photograph: EPA/Neil Hall

Alan Erwin Former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped the Stormont Executive discussing a funding plan aimed at clearing(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson: left the Commons chamber to Labour cries of “coward” as a debate on his intervention on the border began. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley has told MPs there will be no return to a hard border, despite a leaked letter from Boris Johnson saying it w(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds with party leader Arlene Foster,  outside the Palace of Westminster in London earlier this week. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

It is “highly unlikely” that the Northern Executive and Assembly will be restored soon, the DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has stated. Mr Dodds said o(...)

South Armagh-born Labour MP Conor McGinn: “My preference is for a fully functioning Executive and Assembly to deal with this issue, but LGBT couples in Northern Ireland should not be made to wait a moment longer for their basic rights.” File photograph: Conor McGinn/Twitter

A proposed Westminster law for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland will be introduced at the end of March. South Armagh-born Labour MP Conor McGin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said Ireland is willing to pay more into the EU budget after Brexit, but rejected the idea that revenues from corporation t(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May, whose Brexit “war cabinet” agreed a fragile compromise on a “Canada plus plus plus” model for Britain’s future EU relationship after eight hours of talks at her country retreat, Chequers, on Thursday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Theresa May’s Brexit inner cabinet broke up last night after eight hours of talks, amid signs that the factions in her top team have stitched together(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  addresses the media with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  after the collapse of the latest Northern talks. A  pointed comparison must be made between their approach and that of Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has been in touch with the Minister for Foreign Affairs over the Stormont talks. “I’ve been talking to Simon Coveney an(...)

Mary Lou McDonald:  said she feared Northern Ireland was entering a period of “drift” and “entrenchment”. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin accepted it could not persuade the DUP to sign up to same-sex marriage in the North, and last week’s draft agreement between the two parties(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley. Photograph: Michael Cooper

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has made a statement in the House of Commons on what happens next after last week’s DUP-Sinn Féin talks collapsed. Wh(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at an event in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Some Brexiteers are risking fragile peace in Northern Ireland by questioning the future of the Belfast Agreement, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. Mr(...)

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