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PSNI officers man a police checkpoint at Larne harbour last week. Port inspection staff returned to work following loyalist threats against them last week. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

An important truth is perhaps dawning on some unionist leaders: that the Northern Ireland protocol and its Irish Sea quasi-border are not going to be (...)

Historian David Kynaston is a life-long fan of Aldershot Town. Photograph:  David Levenson/Getty Images

A lot has happened in the five years since David Cameron made his Aston Villa gaffe. During April 2015, the prime minister was celebrating the diversi(...)

‘There will be no appeasing of this approach,’ Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney told the Dáil. He is right. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA

The Government reacted cautiously on Monday to reports the UK was going to repudiate aspects of the Northern Ireland border protocol. It sought clarif(...)

Somewhere, Arlene Foster is WhatsApping Boris Johnson, but the cad hasn’t responded. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

It’s a testament to the chaos of Brexit that the banality of Irish politics is something to feel smug about. I’d opined that as Ireland became increas(...)

Boris Johnson may pass the Brexit deal in the House of Commons if a group of Labour backbenchers support it, a Tory ERG member has said. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

A senior Conservative Eurosceptic has suggested that Boris Johnson may not need the votes of the DUP to get his Brexit deal through parliament on Satu(...)

Mary McAleese: ‘It is certainly regrettable that the dominant Northern voice in the House of Commons is that of a pro-Brexit party which does not represent the view of the majority in Northern Ireland.’ Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

Ireland’s most senior Catholic, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin, was blunt when he spoke on the margins of the Cathol(...)

Brexit Party campaign rally at Mill Farm, home of AFC  Flyde, in Wesham on Saturday. Last week’s local elections saw a large electoral shift towards parties that are anti-Brexit. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The connections between business – the economy – and politics are not always obvious. Decisions over interest rates and taxes have consequences: not a(...)

Bridget Lawlor (pictured at work in St Chad’s Hospital in Birmingham in  1955) was among the many Irish women to emigrate to Britain to work for the NHS.  Photograph: Raymond Kleboe/Picture Post/Getty Images

It’s a bleak February morning, and I’m walking across Phibsboro, talking with my mam on the phone. The calving season is at its height down on the far(...)

Michelle Obama: knocked Hillary Clinton off the most-admired spot. Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

Michelle Obama has overtaken Hillary Clinton as the United States’ most admired woman, a spot Clinton had held for 17 years. Obama won by “a significa(...)

The Brexit debate rumbles on. The various parties cling to their beliefs – even if those beliefs have ceased to make any sense.  Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The Irish love a good death. Actually, no: bad deaths are even better. Like me, you’ve probably had the experience of the regular phone call home, w(...)

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