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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(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley was criticised for not taking questions from members of the press. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There is a “genuine but narrow window to reach agreement” on restoring the powersharing executive at Stormont, according to the Northern Ireland Secre(...)

Tory Brexiteer Bill Cash speaking on Thursday in the House of Commons, where he suggested prime minister Theresa May should resign. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has dismissed calls from Conservative Brexiteers for her resignation after she agreed a six-month delay to Brexit w(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘Northern Ireland is not just one big petrol bomb waiting to explode, it is a mythical landscape of green pastures, tremendous mountains, azure seafronts, and golden people.’ Photograph: Lily Duffield

“An Irishman walks into a bar . . .” I wouldn’t really call myself an Irishman. With a British passport, a harsh accent, and a brutal take on hospital(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, who chose four options for debate on Monday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has called her cabinet to a five-hour meeting on Tuesday – more than three times the usual length – to discuss the next steps on Brexit fo(...)

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