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There was also a call for the Northern Executive to develop a strategy for Travellers, described as ‘not a priority’ for government.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Support workers with ethnic minorities and migrant people in Northern Ireland have criticised the lack of “political will” to address issues facing th(...)

The MPs also called on the British government to simplify the process for renunciation of British citizenship for people in the North who want to assert their Irish-only identity. Photograph: Peter Titmuss/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty

Irish nationals should be allowed to become British citizens without paying a fee or taking a test, a cross-party committee of MPs at Westminster has (...)

Simon Hoare is the head of the  UK’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

The chairman of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has apologised “offence” caused by a tweet about loyalist bonfires. Senior Conservative MP Sim(...)

Simon Hoare: ‘It’s not a vehicle to go back to square one and renegotiate.’

The Northern Ireland protocol should not be renegotiated, but may need fine tuning and finessing, says the chairman of a key British House of Commons (...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis holds a press conference outside Stormont House in Belfast on June 17th. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis has faced down criticism from DUP MPs over his commitment to legislating at Westminster on the Irish language(...)

Westminster committee told ‘anomaly’ is an ‘absurdity’ and a ‘gaping hole’ in human rights legislation. Photograph: PA Wire

An “anomaly” whereby people born in the Republic after 1948, but who have lived most of their lives in Northern Ireland and must pay substantially ove(...)

The minister  said  engagement between the PSNI and An Garda Síochána was happening quickly and in most cases significantly faster than the minimum standard required between EU states. Photograph: iStock

Brexit has had “no impact” on cross-Border co-operation on law enforcement, a UK government minister has said. Northern Ireland Office (NIO) Ministe(...)

DUP North Antrim MP Ian Paisley: “Are you picking up any sense of the anger and bitterness all sides of unionism feel about this?”  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A British minister said he is working to ease anxiety among Northern Ireland’s business community about the end in March of a post-Brexit grace period(...)

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne. File photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne has said there is a “tacit acceptance” that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Northern Ireland and the Republic will (...)

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee  has described the proposals as ‘unilateral and unhelpful’. Above, Boris Johnson. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/PA Wire

MPs at Westminster have strongly criticised new proposals by the UK government to address the legacy of the Troubles, which they described as “unilate(...)

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