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European Research Group chairman Jacob Rees-Mogg was involved in “frank exchanges” on the Border issue with the US delegation, led by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The visiting US congressional delegation had a forceful and at times heated encounter with pro-Brexit UK hardliners as the American politicians reject(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May making her statement on Brexit to the House of Commons. Photograph:  PA

MPs at Westminster have voted to take control of Brexit away from Theresa May’s government by staging a series of votes on Wednesday on alternatives i(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg said the paper sought to address the Border issue from the point of view of the EU’s need to maintain the integrity of the single market.  File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The Border can remain open after Brexit through the use of technology and by modifying existing arrangements, the European Research Group (ERG) of Co(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Government would back any request by the UK to extend the deadline for Article 50 negotiations Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government would back any request from the UK for an extension to the Article 50 process to give more time to negotiate withdrawal from the EU, Mi(...)

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(...)

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