Sammy Wilson

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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(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “It must be capable for the United Kingdom to decide to leave that customs arrangement and it cannot be something the European Union can hold us to.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May’s hopes of winning parliamentary support for a Brexit deal dimmed further on Sunday with MPs from all sides threatening to vote against he(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  during a visit to the association’s Memorial Hall in Londonderry. Behind is an effigy of ‘Lundy’, regarded as a traitor by loyalists during the Siege of Derry in 1689. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A referendum will be held next year to ask whether the right to vote in the presidential election should be extended to Irish citizens living outside (...)

DUP MP Sammy Wilson speaks at a  Leave Means Leave rally at the Bournemouth International Centre, England,  on October 15th

Let’s hope Taoiseach Leo Varadkar isn’t the sensitive type. With Anglo-Irish relations plumbing new depths over the past year as the UK slowly began t(...)

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 (...)

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