Jeffrey Donaldson  rejected any suggestion that technological solutions might not work and said they should be explored and tested to dispense with the “backstop” that his party strongly opposes. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Irish Government should consider examining whether technological solutions could work to avoid the contentious “backstop” solution to prevent a ha(...)

The DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds called on the UK prime minister Theresa May to ‘bin the backstop’.

The DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds called on the UK prime minister Theresa May to “bin the backstop” when he addressed delegates at the party’s annual (...)

The changes are proposed as part of a wider plan to reduce the number of MPs in the House of Commons from 650 to 600. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland would see its number of parliamentary constituencies slimmed down from 18 to 17 under new proposals from the Boundary Commission in N(...)

A group of business and civic society leaders at Stormont in Belfast demanding a restoration of devolution, April 11th, 2017. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Talks to save powersharing in Northern Ireland are set to extend beyond Easter if, as expected, a deal fails to materialise on Wednesday. A full day (...)

John Lewis has long been seen as an attractive entrant to the Sprucefield retail area outside Belfast. Photograph: iStock

Attempts to secure the first John Lewis store in Northern Ireland were given a major boost on Friday by a High Court order on a new planning blueprint(...)