Sammy Wilson

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DUP MP and Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson. Photograph: Liam McBurney for The Irish Times.

The hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland during the Troubles only came about as a result of Republicans’ actions, DUP MP and Brexit spokes(...)

“Border Roads – 1990-1994”. Photograph: Tony O’Shea

The Border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has been the issue that has bedevilled the Brexit negotiations, one that has overshado(...)

Sammy Wilson, DUP MP in  his constituency office in Larne, Co Antrim: “For 40 years the IRA tried to separate us from the rest of UK but failed. In my opinion this agreement would separate us from the rest of the UK.”. Photograph: Liam McBurney for The Irish Times

Sammy Wilson is in great form sitting here in his Larne office. He is fighting fit and looking forward to Tuesday’s vote and, he is certain, the destr(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Their telephone call this week lasted for 40 minutes. Photograph: Getty Images

It was straight back down to business for German chancellor Angela Merkel this week as she requested a phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to try a(...)

 DUP MP  Sammy Wilson speaks at the ‘Leave Means Rally’ in  Bournemouth last Octover. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The DUP has said it will not support Theresa May’s Brexit deal but that businesses should be relaxed about leaving the EU without an agreement. East (...)

The atmosphere in Westminster fuels the DUP sense of paranoia and its conviction that Northern Ireland is being treated differently from the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland is changing, and quickly. Despite the presence of several seats of learning here I continue to be surprised at the absence of any ser(...)

 Theresa May at  a press conference at the end of European Council in Brussels, Belgium, on November 25th. File photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has signalled that MPs could be given the power to decide whether the UK goes into a controversial Brexit backstop (...)

Alan Frame’s beautifully illustrated book contains many stories about its alumni who include writers John Hewitt, Robert Greacen and Glenn Patterson; artists Paul Henry, Basil Blackshaw and Colin Davidson; concert pianist Barry Douglas; actors Jamie Dornan and James Ellis, and stained-glass artist Wilhemina Geddes, who has a crater named after her on Mercury. Above, detail from the book’s cover

Methodist College, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, has left its imprint on Belfast and Northern Ireland in terms of the arts, sc(...)

Prime minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons at the start of a five-day debate on her Brexit deal. Photograph: PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May’s government suffered embarrassing blows on Tuesday at the start of five days of debate over her plans to leave the(...)

A videograb shows Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox as he delivers a statement on the government’s legal position on its withdrawal agreement with the EU, in the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s attorney general has told MPs that the Northern Ireland backstop would be as painful for the European Union as for the United Kingdom, makin(...)

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