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Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis holds a press conference outside Stormont House in Belfast on June 17th. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis has faced down criticism from DUP MPs over his commitment to legislating at Westminster on the Irish language(...)

EU rules prohibit importation of chilled meats from outside the EU, thus preventing the importation of sausage and other chilled meats to the North from the rest of the UK. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has pressed European Union leaders to grant an extension to the grace period from EU regulations governing the importation of(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood MP with party colleague and Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon MLA,  at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont remained deadlocked on Tuesday over the introduction of Irish language legislation ahead of Monday’s deadline for the nomination of the North(...)

DUP leader Edwin Poots at the British-Irish Council summit in Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, on Friday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“I’m worried,” says Katie Armstrong, an 18-year-old student among the throng of shoppers under the vast glass dome of Belfast’s Victoria Square shoppi(...)

Arlene Foster, who on Wednesday announced her decision to step down as Northern Ireland’s First Minister and DUP leader, outside Stormont in Belfast last week. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Last month, a remarkable set of minutes was leaked to the Belfast News Letter from the DUP’s South Antrim constituency association. It revealed a par(...)

The North’s minister of agriculture, Edwin Poots, a long-standing MLA for Lagan Valley, is known to have ambitions towards the leadership of the DUP. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland is to have a new First Minister, and the DUP a new party leader; what is far from clear is how these roles will be filled, or who mig(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster defended the Northern Executive’s approach before stating her own preference for opening up business and society. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis’s promise of longer grace periods before further EU-mandated checks on goods at Northern ports was good news (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said: “A unilateral announcement is deeply unhelpful”. File image: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has expressed disappointment at the British government’s move to unilaterally delay checks on goods entering the North from B(...)

Arlene Foster said ministers focused on ‘finalising our plans for a safe and sustainable pathway’ out of restrictions. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s plan for exiting lockdown will prioritise education, allowing people to see loved ones, and the revitalisation of the economy, the (...)

That the Northern Ireland state was constructed around a unionist majority has long been a sore subject, sharpened as that majority recedes and this y(...)

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