Gates at a site on Dargan Drive at Belfast Harbour Port, where Stormont’s Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) has plans to build a new permanent Northern Ireland Point of Entry (POE) inspection facility.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Minister for Agriculture has defended his decision to halt work on permanent border control posts at Northern Ireland’s ports despite chal(...)

Ferry  at Larne port, Co Antrim: PSNI officers are patrolling the port area after local authority workers were withdrawn from duty following threats. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The DUP has warned that North-South relationships cannot continue as normal and it will stop all cross-Border activity related to the Northern Ireland(...)

Deliveries of some food and goods into Northern Ireland have been subject to difficulties and delays.

Brexit-related customs checks at the ports of Larne and Belfast have been temporarily suspended because of threats to workers. Staff were withdrawn (...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster said that “to paraphrase Winston Churchill, it is not the beginning of the end but rather the end of the beginning”. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The prospect of Northern Ireland, along with Britain, formally exiting the European Union around the bewitching hour on New Year’s Eve was a cause for(...)

UUP leader Steve Aiken said that too often in the Brexit debate ‘it sounds like Boris bashing turns into Brit-bashing, and that is not something that I think it conducive or helpful for the people of Northern Ireland’. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA.

The North’s Assembly has passed a motion rejecting the UK government’s Internal Market Bill and any claim it is necessary to protect the Belfast Agree(...)

The DUP’s Sammy Wilson speaks after retaining his  East Antrim. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The DUP’s Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson, called for the restoration of the Northern Ireland Assembly in his victory speech after he was returned for (...)

Local SDLP councillor Declan O’Loan said the murder was to be “deeply deplored”

Police are trying to establish if there were a loyalist paramilitary motive behind the murder of David Hugh Murphy who was discovered shot dead in his(...)

James Brokenshire: he requested advice on what would be the appropriate salary level for MLAs, “bearing in mind the balance between their constituency and legislative functions”. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s 90 Assembly members in the absence of a return of Stormont appear set to see their pay cut by more than £13,600 or more than a quar(...)

Alliance leader Naomi Long and DUP Deputy leader Nigel Dodds at UTV Studios on Monday for the Westminster Election Debate. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A group which has the support of three loyalist paramilitary organisations has urged unionists not to vote for Alliance candidates in Thursday’s Westm(...)

Oliver McMulllan of Sinn Féin:  different brands of unionists  want to uproot him. Photograph: Facebook

Sinn Féin is famous for playing the long game, growing slowly and, when it finally achieves its goal, laying down deep roots. That has been the way (...)

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