Alliance Party’s leader Naomi Long – and European candidate – named  most popular politician in the North in a recent poll: Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Granted a reprieve by Theresa May’s inability to pass the withdrawal agreement at Westminster, the Northern parties are instead now fighting a campaig(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Jean-Francois Badias/AP

European Council president Donald Tusk has urged the UK to use the the breathing space of its Brexit extension wisely, and said the EU remained willin(...)

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson  will contest her seat in the European Parliamentary elections. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has confirmed that its current MEP in Northern Ireland will run again for her seat. Elections to the European Parliament are going ahead in(...)

European Parliament:  EU peace funding has “decisively contributed to the peace process in Northern Ireland, supports the Good Friday Agreement, and continues to support the reconciliation of the two communities.” Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty

MEPs in Strasbourg are expected to strongly back a resolution on Tuesday demanding the continued post-Brexit provision of EU funding of Northern Irela(...)

There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

Fine Gael MEP Maireád McGuinness advised that people should put their fingers in their ears until after the British general election, in the hope that what we are hearing now would be tempered afterwards.

There can be no changes to the 1998 Belfast agreement as part of the Brexit deal, an Oireachtas committee has been told. Martina Anderson, Sinn Féin (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: no discussions on future relations until sufficient progress made on ensuring an orderly British withdrawal.  Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

Avoiding a hard Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is one of three priorities for the EU as it enters the first phase of Brexit negotia(...)

Sinn Féin party president Gerry Adams waves to the media as he walks with Sinn Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill on the Falls road in front of a mural of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has offered some qualification to his precondition that Arlene Foster cannot be part of the next Northern Executive un(...)

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy said he intended to press the point with the French government that now is not the time for Europe to “shrink into protectionism”.

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy will travel to Paris tomorrow for talks with French government ministers as Ireland embarks on a period of (...)

Ukip MEP: “Of course I’m campaigning,” she snapped. “I live in England, darling. I only turn up here to vote. I vote no, and then I go back home.” Photograph: Getty Images

As the British referendum campaign intensified this week, things also stepped up a gear in Strasbourg at the final European Parliament plenary session(...)

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