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Northern Ireland’s new Secretary of State Julian Smith in Derry for his first visit to the region since his appointment. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main political parties were “very close” to striking deal to restor(...)

Simon Coveney has criticised Boris Johnson’s ‘very unhelpful’ approach to Brexit. Photograph: PA Wire/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit is “very unhelpful” and has put the United Kingdom on “a collision course” with Ireland and (...)

New Northern Secretary Julian Smith: he is described by those who know him as someone of intellect and capability. Photograph: Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s appointment of Julian Smith as the new Northern Secretary earned a speedy and predictably jaundiced response from Sinn Féin Assembly m(...)

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy: “Boris Johnson’s party abandoned the rigorous impartiality demanded by the Good Friday agreement in order to enter into a self-serving pact with the DUP.” Photograph: Getty Images

Newly appointed Northern Secretary Julian Smith will visit Belfast on Friday to hold his first meetings in his new post with Tánaiste Simon Coveney an(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing in Adare on Thursday that Ireland will host the Ryder Cup.  Photograph: Merrion Street/PA Wire

In choosing his own hardline Brexit strategy, newly-installed British prime minister Boris Johnson has left Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in no doubt about h(...)

Keith Byrne pictured with his wife Keren.

The family of Irishman, Keith Byrne has expressed their relief and delight that he has been freed from custody in the US and allowed return home to hi(...)

An Ireland fan celebrates as England are bowled out before lunch during day one of the  Test match between England and Ireland at Lord’s Cricket Ground on in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Boris Johnson was promising no quarter on Brexit a few miles away in Downing Street, but at Lord’s cricket ground in St John’s Wood in North London, i(...)

Boris Johnson is due to become the British prime minister on Wednesday afternoon after Theresa May submits her resignation to Queen Elizabeth. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar congratulated Boris Johnson in a tweet issued shortly after his election as Conservative Party leader was announced on Tuesday,(...)

SDLP  wants greater economic integration between North and South. Photograph: Getty

Calls for a border poll at this time are “premature”, the Brexit spokesperson for the SDLP has said. Speaking at the MacGill summer school in Glentie(...)

Keith Byrne and his wife Keran. According to Keith’s sister, he was planning to return to Ireland when he met Keran and ‘fell madly in love and married a year later’.

The Government is continuing to work on behalf of Keith Byrne, the Irish man who is facing deportation from the United States, Tánaiste Simon Coveney (...)

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