Catholic bishops in the North have said Monday was ‘a tragic day for the unborn child’ after abortion was decriminalised. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

The main Christian churches in Ireland have deplored the events at Stormont on Monday that resulted in the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: “There will be some light-touch measures to ensure there is no illegal trade in endangered animal species and banned firearms.” Photograph:  PA

Boris Johnson came under fierce criticism from Northern Ireland unionists on Tuesday as MPs debated the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB), which puts hi(...)

Secretary of state for exiting the European Union Steve Barclay: said goods shipped from Northern Ireland to Great Britain would have to be accompanied by an “exit summary declaration” under EU customs rules. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

The DUP has accused the British government of breaking its promise to maintain unfettered access after Brexit for Northern Ireland to the British mark(...)

Arlene Foster said the DUP would ‘take every possible legal option open to us’ to prevent the legalisation of abortion in the North. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An attempt to thwart the liberalisation of abortion law in Northern Ireland fell at the first hurdle on Monday when the Northern Assembly, sitting for(...)

Abortion-rights demonstrators outside Stormont today. Northern Ireland’s laws banning abortion and gay marriage will be liberalised tonight unless its devolved government is reconstituted. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The Northern Ireland Assembly is sitting for the first time in two and half years later after it was recalled by MLAs wishing to protest at changes to(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar    said many of the Government’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit would be stood down if the House of Commons votes to approve the new agreement. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to reassure unionists that the constitutional position of Northern Ireland is unaffected by the new Brexit agreement(...)

A file image of DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds leaving 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Dodds said the latest Brexit deal drives ‘a coach and horses’ through the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

Boris Johnson was “too eager by far to get a deal at any cost” and could have held out for more Brexit concessions from the European Union, the DUP ha(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/PA Wire

So what the hell has happened now with Brexit? EU and UK negotiators have agreed a final deal in Brussels that would allow the UK to leave the EU – p(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘We’re on the Hillary Step going strong for the summit, but it is shrouded in cloud.’ Photograph: Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s hopes of securing a new withdrawal agreement at the European Council were in the balance on Wednesday night as (...)

In Westminster on Monday, British prime minister Boris Johnson repeated his promise to “get Brexit done” so his government could move on to other priorities.

Speaking at the start of a debate on the Queen’s Speech on Monday, Boris Johnson repeated his promise to “get Brexit done” so his government could mov(...)

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