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 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(...)

Boris Johnson:  a much-needed diversion from the current gloom. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson should help banish some of the Brexit blues for 600 delegates attending the DUP annual conference in Belfast on Saturday. The blues mig(...)

DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson. File photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images.

The DUP and Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) have reacted sceptically to the political declaration agreed between the UK and the European Union on how thei(...)

Bombardier factory in Belfast: Canadian aerospace giant which employs more than 4,000 people in the city says the UK’s draft withdrawal agreement is an “important step forward”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The draft Brexit agreement is “better than crashing out” of the European Union but “not as good as remaining in it”, says Northern hotelier Howar(...)

DUP politician Sammy Wilson, who is Member of Parliament (MP) for East Antrim, speaks at the ‘Leave Means Rally’. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The DUP has continued its hard rhetoric against Theresa May’s Brexit deal, with spokesman Sammy Wilson saying that their efforts were “directed to def(...)

Nigel Dodds, MP,  a committed Brexiteer,  with DUP leader Arlene Foster,  who  never gave any sense that she was emotionally or ideologically committed to Brexit prior to the referendum. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Arlene Foster, Nigel Dodds and Sammy Wilson did not look a happy trio of DUP MPs when they appeared in front of the cameras on Wednesday evening after(...)

The bottom line from the unseen agreement, said Sammy Wilson, was that Northern Ireland was going to be treated differently than the rest of the United Kingdom. Above, speaking  at the ‘Leave Means Rally’  in Bournemouth, England, last month. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The initial DUP response to the proposed Brexit deal could be characterised as a play on a famous Bill Clinton election slogan, “It’s the union, stupi(...)

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