Sylvia Hermon

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Independent MP Sylvia Hermon warned that money from stolen ATMs could be used for dissident activity. Photograph: David Young/ PA Wire

There are fears stolen cash machines could be being taken by dissident republicans planning to use the money to fund attacks against police in the eve(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (left) has said that the DUP has not represented Northern Ireland following the unionist party’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds’ (right) comments. Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters and Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney has played down the significance of remarks by DUP deputy leader, Nigel Dodds that he would r(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: said the only active politician representing the majority feeling in the North is Lady Sylvia Hermon. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland and the EU are not threatening a no-deal Brexit and it is the UK government and parliament that have the authority to remove that threat, the (...)

British prime minister Theresa May said she would seek legally binding changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement that deal with concerns on the border backstop. Photograph: Reuters

The Conservative benches welcomed the defeat of Yvette Cooper’s amendment, which would have allowed MPs to postpone Brexit rather than leave without a(...)

John West, former Ireland rugby international Trevor Ringland and John McNally in Holywood. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The upmarket homes and gated estates of the Belfast professionals who live in north Co Down leave the town of Holywood open to gentle jibes about Nort(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald said the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste should not be ‘harbingers of doom’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has ruled out any possibility of her party’s seven MPs taking their seats in the House of Commons to vote for Th(...)

Border checks under Brexit could  apply to ‘people taking their dog for the weekend to Donegal’. Photograph: Getty/iStock

Border checks will be needed in Ireland regardless of whether or not Britain strikes a deal with the EU before leaving the bloc next year because of t(...)

Independent  Lady Sylvia Hermon: “In my lifetime I never thought that I would see a Border poll and I am now convinced that I probably will see a Border poll.” Photograph:   Stephen Davison

A unionist MP in Northern Ireland has said she is convinced a Border poll on Irish unity will happen as a result of Brexit. In a rare interview, Inde(...)

A House of Commons committee says the British government’s intention to be outside the customs union and single market but require no Border infrastructure is ‘unprecedented’.

There is “no evidence to suggest that, right now, an invisible border is possible” between the North and the Republic after Brexit, a House of Commons(...)

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