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John Redmond addressing a Home Rule meeting at the Parnell monument on O’Connell Street in Dublin in March 1912.  Photograph courtesy National Library of Ireland

It was a small group that gathered in a committee room at Westminster on Wednesday evening to mark the centenary of John Redmond’s death, but a distin(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: anger at the PM is redirected anger at Britain’s diplomatic mismatch with the EU.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

There are sound reasons to remove Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister. She is a workaday politician who, at 61, will not improve. She is clean out(...)

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(...)

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