Lyra McKee's investigation into children who went missing during the Troubles – was due to have been published in 2020. Photograph: Jess Lowe/EPA

Lyra McKee was murdered by the New IRA in Derry in April 2019. A 29-year-old writer and journalist, she was watching a riot in the city’s Creggan es(...)

At the MacGill summer school, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said moderate unionists would look at rising British nationalism and consider a united Ireland. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

It is just three weeks since calm voices pointed to a Plan B Brexit. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said in the event of no deal, Ireland was considering agr(...)

Boris Johnson declined to talk to the press. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson’s visit to Stormont as prime minister was an opportunity for all of Northern Ireland’s main political parties to get the measure of him,(...)

Britain’s Northern Ireland secretary Julian Smith (left) and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson arrive at Stormont House, Belfast for talks on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has told the Northern Ireland parties that he was determined to have Stormont reinstated. He also said, on his f(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson MP, chief whip of the DUP. Photograph: James Forde

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has told BBC Radio 4’s Today show that the current chances of a no-deal Brexit were “significant”. Speaking ahead of British(...)

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

European Commission president-designate Ursula von der Leyen considers the proposed EU-UK withdrawal agreement a good deal “that we need to stick to without any question”. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty

British hopes that a change in European Union leadership may lead to a willingness to renegotiate the Brexit deal with a new Conservative leader have (...)

Jeffrey Donaldson said he would be urging the incoming British prime minister to engage with Dublin to ‘try and resolve these difficulties in advance of the impending deadline in October’.

The Government should engage directly with London on its post-Brexit proposals to avoid a hard border as a co-guarantor of the Northern Irish peace pr(...)

People take part in Belfast’s annual Pride parade. The extension of abortion and same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland has come a step closer after the House of Commons in London voted to introduce both by October 21st. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The extension of abortion and same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland has come a step closer after the House of Commons voted to introduce both b(...)

‘No way exists which combines the kind of Brexit which the DUP has supported with the absence of a trade border on the island.’ Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

We can’t go back to the “borders of the past” has been a constant political refrain on all sides in the Brexit debate. And we probably won’t, at least(...)

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