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Belfast Agreement: SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said a proposal to end the powersharing requirement was more than the “tinkering” its advocates claimed. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The leader of the SDLP, Colum Eastwood, has warned British MPs against undermining the Belfast Agreement, accusing Brexiteers of targeting it to furth(...)

Simon Coveney: he said he had spoken with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley, and would remain in close contact

The Government was taken completely by surprise by the abrupt decision of the DUP to withdraw from negotiations to restore the Northern institutions, (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said people in the North should be afforded the same rights as citizens of the Republic and the rest of the UK. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The British and Irish governments and the Northern Ireland parties return to Stormont on Wednesday for what Sinn Féin has described as a “short, sharp(...)

The image published by artist Brian John Spencer.

A Northern Ireland cartoonist has defended using a gory image of the Kingsmill massacre to satirise Sinn Féin’s response to the Barry McElduff controv(...)

Karen Bradley with students at Belfast Metropolitan College in the Titanic Quarter during her first visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The new Northern Secretary, Karen Bradley, flew back to London on Wednesday evening after her first visit to Northern Ireland amid renewed recriminati(...)

James Brokenshire: Tánaiste Simon Coveney contacted  him from Cairo  to “wish him well, and to thank him on behalf of myself and the Irish Government”

British prime minister Theresa May has indicated she wishes to see Northern Secretary James Brokenshire’s resuming in a senior post in her government.(...)

Calls have been made for Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff to resign after he posted a video on social media that has been interpreted as an insult to victims of the Kingsmill massacre.

Calls have been made for Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff to resign after he posted a video on social media that has been interpreted as an insult to victi(...)

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(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire said on October 19th that without a deal by the deadline he would have no option but to legislate for a budget for Northern Ireland at Westminster. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The DUP and Sinn Féin remained deadlocked on restoring powersharing at Stormont on Monday night as another deadline in the talks passed. Northern Se(...)

Parliament Buildings at Stormont. There is  the suspicion that Sinn Féin is not really interested in reinstating the Executive because it wants to exploit the uncertainty of Brexit in order to further its united Ireland ambitions

It started with small things. A fishery protection vessel underwent a name change. Banríon Uladh became Queen of Ulster back in September 2016. The mo(...)

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