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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(...)

Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson. ‘Wilful ignorance about the Border suffuses Johnson’s outlook.’ Photograph: Andrew Matthews/Reuters

Whatever about Boris Johnson’s private domestic affairs and rows, we should be more concerned about his private comments on Brexit, the Border and Don(...)

Delaying Brexit by extending the Article 50 exit process makes sense, Mr Trojan said, but only if Westminster votes for the EU-UK divorce deal on March 12th and needs “a couple of months” to ratify the agreement. Photograph: iStock

The only way out of the contentious Northern Ireland backstop is for the UK to opt for a much softer Brexit, former European Commission secretary gene(...)

Brexit  will mean that Ireland will  no longer be connected to the European electricity network

The Government must consider building “high-cost” post-Brexit projects, including a proposed electricity interconnector to France at a cost of almost (...)

Kit Malthouse, right – who gives his name to the Tories’ Malthouse compromise – and Boris Johnson in 2011. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

The so-called Malthouse compromise was acclaimed this week as evidence that the various wings of the Tory party were coming together on Brexit. But w(...)

The Book Centre, Waterford. Photograph: Jennifer O'Connell

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The digital revolution was going to kill off physical books and bookshops altogether. It’s true that between r(...)

A disused customs post at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in Middletown, Co. Armagh. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Friday’s agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom on the first phase of the Brexit negotiations is a major achievement, especially (...)

Arlene Foster:  said  the “economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom will not be compromised in any way”

Northern Ireland’s union with Scotland, England and Wales is described by the DUP as its “guiding star”, and always to the forefront of its representa(...)

The Home Office in London, England. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Britain’s Home Office, the government department responsible for border control and immigration, has admitted it has not consulted any external expert(...)

Men dressed as customs officers take part in a protest outside Stormont against Brexit and its effect on the Border. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Michel Barnier’s recent dismissal of the notion of “frictionless” trade between the UK and EU after Brexit has direct ramifications for one of the mos(...)

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