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DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) with Diane Dodds MEP and Nigel Dodds MP after meeting  Leo Varadkar at the Irish Government residence in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended European Council president Donald Tusk over his comments about there being “a special place in hell” for those who(...)

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(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds: “Hypocrisy of those espousing the current withdrawal agreement with its trap of a backstop has been completely exposed.”

The Government’s contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit demonstrated that the demands for a backstop to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland are a(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald was the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner in New York in November. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin’s US fundraising arm raised a further $98,383 (€86,600) from supporters in the six months to the end of October, according to the group’s l(...)

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on  November 26th Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The “overwhelming message” from Northern Ireland business leaders, voluntary groups and many others is that the British government should get on with (...)

Presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada at the results centre for the presidential election in Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph:   Collins

The result of the election campaign cannot be easily talked away by Sinn Féin. Six per cent support for Liadh Ní Riada was a failure, no matter which (...)

Michelle O’Neill:  “We did not hear anything new from Karen Bradley that would give us any kind of hope that her government has any interest in prioritising the needs of people here”

Sinn Féin has described as a “bit of a groundhog day” efforts by Northern Secretary Karen Bradley at Stormont to restart a talks process aimed at rest(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill sidestepped the issue of IRA violence when launching the party’s 30-page submission to the British government’s consultation on how to address the legacy of the Troubles. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s description of the British government as the “main conflict protagonist” during the Troubles suggests the party is incapable of addressing(...)

“On Brexit the politics overtook the economics quite some time ago now.”

A leading unionist businessman has urged politicians in the North to find a “middle way” to ensure that Brexit does not damage the Northern Ireland ec(...)

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