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The arrival of new Northern Secretary Karen Bradley in Belfast yesterday, just two days after her appointment, was a positive sign that she is interes(...)

The six men killed in O’Toole’s Bar in Loughinisland, Co Down, in 1994: (Top) Adrian Rogan (34), Barney Green (87), Don McCreanor (59); (bottom) Eamonn Byrne (39), Patsy O’Hare (34) and Malcolm Jenkinson (53).

Next Friday morning, a group, mostly men, mostly late middle-aged, hope and expect to hear a ruling from Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey in the Royal Cou(...)

Dr Howard Hastings at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dr Howard Hastings is the Northern Ireland hotelier who “bet the farm” on the Europa Hotel in Belfast. He and his father, Sir William Hastings, pulle(...)

Stormont is seen through low cloud in Belfast. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Northern Ireland has elected a new Assembly where the DUP is marginally ahead of Sinn Féin, but it is uncertain when, and whether, it will formally ge(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British prime minister Theresa May in Dublin last month. May “turned down the honour of addressing the Dáil” during her visit to the capital. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

At the start of this month David Davis stood up in the House of Commons and presented the government’s Brexit White Paper. Lacking substance in many v(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May outlining her plans for Brexit on Tuesday. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Customs controls on the Border are likely to return when the UK leaves the European Union, after British prime minister Theresa May said she wants to (...)

Austin Stack (left), son of Brian Stack, confronts Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a  press conference.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Austin Stack, whose father Brian was killed by the Provisional IRA in 1983, said last week he was “quite confident” he knew the identity of the “indiv(...)

Theresa May: To date, her only substantive insight into the course her government and the UK is embarked on is “Brexit means Brexit”. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

We now know that the British government will trigger its article 50 notification of its intention to exit the EU before the end of March. It is assu(...)

Then British prime minister David Cameron alongside with current prime minister Theresa May in this October 2015 photo.  Mr Cameron’s team dubbed her “Submarine May” for disappearing when she was needed, according to a new book. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May repeatedly failed to back her predecessor David Cameron in his fight to keep Britain in the European Union and ham(...)

Former British secretary Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has said the Irish Border must remain open after Brexit. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

It is “crucial” that the Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic remains open and unfortified, Theresa Villiers has claimed. The former Nort(...)

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