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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa Mayspeaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/ AFP/Getty

Theresa May faces the threat of a fresh defeat in the House of Commons on Thursday after hardline Brexiteers said they would not support her latest Br(...)

Any motion against Simon Harris (above)  will fail, but will be used by Sinn Féin to further underline its distinction from both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for its target audience. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The nature of crises and controversies under the confidence-and-supply agreement now forms something of a pattern. A few weeks of hue and cry over a (...)

In the Republic she signalled a new direction for the party by saying she would be prepared to take part in a coalition as the junior partner after the next election. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

On her first anniversary as Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald can look back on a year of mixed achievement. Her robust performances in the Dáil, att(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May (right) leaves Stormont after talks on Brexit with party leaders on the second day of her visit to Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May heard two emphatic and opposing positions when she met the North’s five main parties on Wednesday – that the backst(...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, General Secretary INMO, joined members on the picket line outside St. James’s Hospital, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said “there is no guarantee that an 8 per cent, 9 per cent, 10 per cent or 12 per cent pay rise will actually solve the rec(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May isexpected to urge renewed efforts to restore Stormont. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The British prime minister Theresa May is to spend two days in the North over Tuesday and Wednesday trying to provide assurance that the Brexit deal s(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is expected to explain why she is now seeking an alternative to the backstop that she had previously agreed with the European Union. Photograph: Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May is to visit Belfast on Tuesday to deliver a Brexit speech and meet businesspeople. Mrs May is due to reiterate th(...)

Conservative MP Steve Baker has raised doubts about the ability of Theresa May to secure changes from the EU that will be supported by backbench MPs. Photograph: Reuters

A senior Tory Brexiteer has warned that there is “trouble ahead” for the Prime Minister, suggesting what she will seek from Brussels to get a Brexit d(...)

Leader of Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has said that the unionist community needs to be a part of planning for a united Ireland. Party activists from(...)

Figures released on Wednesday show there was a 2 per cent drop in the numbers of homeless people in December. File image: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin homeless officials insist there are more than enough beds for rough sleepers in the capital during the cold weather, rejecting claims that doze(...)

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