Sammy Wilson

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Has it been necessary for the Taoiseach to leave huge swathes of the unionist population convinced Dublin is on manoeuvres for Irish unity? Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

To Sammy Wilson, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, the Taoiseach has become “vile Varadkar”. Wilson hit out after the Taoiseach presented a copy of this ne(...)

 Michael D Higgins: ‘What people will vote for on Friday is my record and my probity as a public representative for so long and in so many different offices.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has said he shares the concerns of the country’s premier Leo Varadkar that there is a risk of a return to violence if a ha(...)

Mary Robinson addressing the One Young World summit in The Hague, the Netherlands on Saturday. Photograph: One Young World/PA Wire

Mischief-makers may be lying in wait to cause trouble if a hard border is imposed on the island of Ireland, former president Mary Robinson has said. (...)

European Council president Donald Tusk and Britain’s prime minister Theresa May talk after a group photo-opportunity  in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The security checks at Heathrow Airport are divided into three lanes: the United Kingdom and Ireland, Europe, and then International. Brexit metaphors(...)

 Sammy Wilson  at the ‘Leave Means Rally’ in Bournemouth this week. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

A senior Democratic Unionist Party member has labelled Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “despicable, low and rotten” , accusing him of using victims of paramili(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “I fully appreciate the risks of a ‘no deal’ but the dangers of a bad deal are worse.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster is playing the Orange card as the Brexit negotiations may or may not be reaching endgame, amplifying the threat posed by the frequently (...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said the Democratic Unionist Party would not tolerate anything that separates Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA

Trembling with indignation, Nigel Dodds stabbed his finger towards the government benches as he purred with menace at Brexit secretary Dominic Raab. (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil the Good Friday Agreement ‘is not a piece of British legislation’. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/ AP Photo

The Government clashed publicly last night with the DUP over Brexit and the future of the Belfast Agreement, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar rejecting sug(...)

Over 1,500 people from across Ireland and Scotland registered for Saturday’s Breastival event at the Ulster Museum  which promoted the messages: “normalise, celebrate and support” breastfeeding. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Hundreds of women have gathered in Belfast for the second annual Breastival event to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Over 1,500 people from acros(...)

Former Northern Ireland first minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Unionists who maintain that a vote on a united Ireland should not be discussed are talking “claptrap” as the “battle for the union is on”, former Nort(...)

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