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DUP MP Sammy Wilson: ‘The Irish prime minister must realise that we will not support Northern Ireland being held to ransom by either Dublin or Brussels.’ File photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

Financial “sweeteners” from London to Ireland to carry out customs checks on the Border after the United Kingdom quits the European Union are of no in(...)

Johnny Adair has told BBC’s Spotlight programme that  a  stockpile of new weapons ‘came confidence to the men’. Photograph: PA

Former UDA commander Johnny Adair has described the deadly arsenal of weapons it received from the Ulster Resistance movement in the early 1990s as “a(...)

Northern Ireland secretary of state Julian Smith. ‘To those who lobby me to change the law, I say the only way is for Northern Ireland’s political leaders to form a government,’ he said. File photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The British government will proceed to legislate for abortion and same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the British secretary of state for the North,(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster has called for a ‘sensible deal’. Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP

Senior figures within the DUP are willing to accept some form of cross-Border co-operation to avoid the backstop and allow a deal to be reached over t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured at the Fine Gael pre-Dáil parliamentary party think-in at Garryvoe in east Cork on Friday. Photograph:  Provision

The gap between Britain and the European Union over Brexit remains “very wide,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said on Friday. His comments come as British p(...)

DUP MP Sammy Wilson: ‘We don’t feel we are alone on this. There will always be a residual, albeit not very many, but 30 or 40 within the Conservative Party, who would say: ‘We draw a line on that’.’ Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson would face “sizable” internal Tory opposition to a Northern Ireland-only backstop even if his party did not require unionist support aft(...)

Sammy Wilson, the DUP MP for East Antrim, said he was ‘not particularly’ concerned about the trend of declining British passports and increasing Irish passports. Photograph: Liam McBurney

The number of British passports issued in Northern Ireland has been steadily declining over the past four years, with the most significant drop in the(...)

PSNI superintendent Gordon McCalmont said police had responded to a report of two petrol bombs being thrown over the city walls near the Memorial Hall. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) were attacked with petrol bombs in Derry on Saturday night. It happened near the Apprentice(...)

DUP MP Sammy Wilson has criticised a warning to unionists over a Border poll. Photograph: Liam McBurney/The Irish Times

The chair of Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has warned unionists that a hard Border after Brexit could lead to a united Ireland and (...)

Co Armagh man Conor Mitchell set up the Belfast Ensemble in 2017.

Even by his own exacting standards, the last two years of Conor Mitchell’s career as a composer and theatre maker have been nothing less than remarkab(...)

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