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Jim Allister: he said changes to the North’s abortion and same-sex marriage law “should never have been accepted”. Photograph: Getty Images

House of Commons MPs have voted by 328 to 65 to make abortion legal in the North if the Northern Ireland assembly and executive are not back in place (...)

DUP MP Sammy Wilson has criticised a warning to unionists over a Border poll. Photograph: Liam McBurney/The Irish Times

The chair of Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has warned unionists that a hard Border after Brexit could lead to a united Ireland and (...)

Boris Johnson during the launch of his campaign to become  Conservative leader  and  prime minister at the Royal Academy of Engineering in central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Conservative MPs vote on Thursday in the first round of a leadership contest, with former foreign secretary and London mayor Boris Johnson the clear f(...)

Boris Johnson during the launch at Westminster of his campaign to become leader of the Conservatives and  prime minister. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

MPs have rejected a Labour motion aimed at preventing the next prime minister from taking Britain out of the EU without a deal against the will of par(...)

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(...)

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