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Northern Ireland’s most popular presenter, Stephen Nolan. Photograph: BBC

Ask Prof Peter Shirlow about BBC Radio Ulster’s The Nolan Show, and he answers with a story about an elderly man called “wee Archie” who lived at the (...)

Drummers march during the rally against the  Northern Ireland Protocol  in Ballymoney, Co Antrim. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Three Lambeg drummers kicked off the Ballymoney anti-protocol unionist rally and parade. A couple of hours later, eight loyalist bands led hundreds of(...)

Ireland’s Future campaigner QUB prof Colin Harvey: ‘None seem to attract the same opprobrium as the softly-spoken QUB academic.’  Photograph: Laura Davison/Pacemaker

Ireland’s Future first came to public attention in 2017 with a series of open letters calling on then taoiseach Leo Varadkar to protect the rights of (...)

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson  claims a Sinn Féin first minister would be a problem for unionists; last week he said people should not be talking about Irish unity. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

What Kate Hoey says is not terribly important. She may be the Baroness of Rathlin but in recent years highlights of her political career have included(...)

Brexiteers are determined to evade  the political consequences of their actions. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

What have the climate crisis and the Northern Ireland Protocol got in common? They’re both ultimately about the same thing: who takes responsibility f(...)

UK Brexit minister David Frost: ‘Without an agreed solution soon, we will need to act, using the Article 16 safeguard mechanism, to address the impact the protocol is having on Northern Ireland.’ Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Brexit minister David Frost has repeated his threat to unilaterally suspend parts of the Northern Ireland protocol by triggering Article 16 unless the(...)

Simon Hoare is the head of the  UK’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

The chairman of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has apologised “offence” caused by a tweet about loyalist bonfires. Senior Conservative MP Sim(...)

Loyalist protesters converge on Belfast City Hall in 2013 over removal of the union flag from the the building. File photograph: PA

The British government’s latest guidance on flying of the union flag in England, Scotland and Wales has prompted unionist politicians to call for the (...)

An anti-Brexit sign near the entrance to Larne. Threats from people unhappy about the protocol – even if just messages scrawled on walls by a few individuals, as the PSNI’s assessment seems to suggest – were extraordinarily effective in getting a response. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

This week has shown that far from resolving Britain’s long and fraught relationship with the European Union, the finalisation of Brexit has only opene(...)

  MPs vote in favour of the Creasy amendment to the early election Bill    in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament handout

 Jeremy Corbyn has promised that Labour will conduct an “ambitious, radical campaign for real change” ahead of December’s general election. (...)

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