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DUP leader Arlene Foster   with the EU’s  chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

The current EU draft Withdrawal Agreement is completely unacceptable, the DUP told the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday. Party leader(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis says “there is a fundamental contradiction in the approach the commission is taking”. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The British government has reacted sharply to Michel Barnier’s warning that a transition deal is not a given and his claim that the British negotiatin(...)

Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley  said she firmly believed “an agreement in the coming days, while not certain, is achievable. That remains my focus”. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

A deal to restore the devolved institutions at Stormont is achievable within days, Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley told MPs on Wednesday. Bu(...)

Northern Ireland  has been without a functioning power-sharing Executive and Assembly since it was collapsed in January.  Photograph: AFP

The British government is to bring forward legislation for a budget for Northern Ireland on Monday in the absence of a deal between the DUP and Sinn F(...)

Sinn Féin’s president Gerry Adams and leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill will come to a judgment before November 13th on the DUP’s intentions. File photograph: Peter Morrisson/Reuters

Gerry Adams has said Sinn Féin is the “party of dialogue” but as northern leader Michelle O’Neill has made clear “endless talks without conclusion jus(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davison the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

British government Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested “tagging of containers” could be one method of monitoring trade across the Border after (...)

Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill (centre), with newly elected Sinn Fein MP for West Tyrone Barry McElduff MP (left) and newly elected MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone, Michelle Gildernew (right), at the Omagh Leisure Complex, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The DUP and Sinn Féin virtually swept the boards in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland, so thoroughly did they clean up the political prizes(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster at the launch of  the party’s general election campaign  in east Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has not ruled out agreeing to an Irish language Act. Speaking in east Belfast where she launched the (...)

 UUP leader Mike Nesbitt has said:  “I am saying you should vote for any candidate that you trust will do the right thing for your community and for your constituency and for Northern Ireland.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The leader of the Ulster Unionists has said that, after his own party, he will vote for the nationalist SDLP ahead of other unionist candidates in th(...)

The scene at a petrol station on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast on Sunday night after  a police officer was shot in the arm. Photograph: PA Wire

A man aged 36 has been arrested after a policeman was shot in a drive-by attack in north Belfast, the PSNI has said. The community officer was injure(...)

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