UUP leader Steve Aiken said that too often in the Brexit debate ‘it sounds like Boris bashing turns into Brit-bashing, and that is not something that I think it conducive or helpful for the people of Northern Ireland’. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA.

The North’s Assembly has passed a motion rejecting the UK government’s Internal Market Bill and any claim it is necessary to protect the Belfast Agree(...)

Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson said the UK government was ‘driving a coach and horses through strands one, two and three of the Good Friday Agreement’ by attempting to change the Brexit withdrawal agreement. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A motion has been passed in the Northern Ireland Assembly calling on the UK government to “honour its commitments” regarding the Brexit withdrawal agr(...)

DUP’s Sammy Wilson. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Almost six hectares of land [14 acres] could become a border control post at the port of Larne from next year, the area’s MP has told the House of Com(...)

Sinn Féin Derry Assembly member Martina Anderson  referred to accounts of DNR notices being placed at some care homes. File photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people who have died from coronavirus in Northern Ireland has risen by four to 82, according to the latest figures from the North’s Publ(...)

PSNI constable Peadar Heffron was injured by a booby-trap bomb that exploded under his car in 2010. File photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

The North’s deputy chief constable has condemned as “cruel and disgusting” posters which used an image of a police officer injured in a dissident rep(...)

British MEP Richard Corbett holds a banner after a vote on the withdrawal agreement at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on January 29th. Photograph: Francisco Seco/Pool via Reuters

The European flag comes down from 10 Avenue d’Auderghem, at the heart of Brussels’ European quarter, at midnight on Friday. The building is reclassif(...)

 Emma DeSouza and her husband Jake at Belfast High Court on Tuesday. Ms DeSouza applied for a residence card for her US-born husband Jake using her Irish passport in December 2015 which the British Home Office rejected, saying she was British.   Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A Belfast immigration tribunal was told on Tuesday that because a Derry woman did not renounce her British citizenship she therefore remained British,(...)

Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy speaks at the first meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy was the only Irish MEP to speak at the first meeting of the new European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, as he raised t(...)

Sinn Féin candidate Martina Anderson, centre, with her husband, Paul Kavanagh and Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill at the count centre in Magherafelt, Co Derry. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

As so often at election results time, the faces said it all. In the South, a grim result for Sinn Féin was mirrored by equally grim expressions; in th(...)

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