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Alliance party deputy leader Stephen Farry is applauded after making his keynote address to the  party’s annual conference at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast. Photograph: PA Wire.

At the Alliance party conference’s annual conference at the Stormont Hotel on Saturday there was no escaping the viral topic of the day. Press office(...)

There is no current case for a Border poll on a united Ireland, Alliance deputy leader Stephen Farry said at the party’s 50th anniversary annual conference.  File Photograph: HO/PRU/AFP via Getty Images

There is no current case for a Border poll on a united Ireland but there is space for a “civilised, rational and evidence-based discussions” on the is(...)

Stephen Barclay, the UK’s Brexit secretary: “We will restore trust in this House and in our democracy. Once Brexit is delivered on 31st January, we can turn our eyes towards our other national priorities.” Photograph: EPA

MPs have overwhelmingly approved Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill, making certain Britain’s departure from the European Union on January 31st(...)

Alliance’s new MP for North Down Stephen Farry said he wanted his first formal comments in the House of Commons to be in Irish “to reflect the shared heritage of the language across all the traditions in Northern Ireland”. Photograph: HO/PRU/AFP via Getty Images

In his 36 years as a Conservative MP, Roger Gale has been called any number of things, branded a bigot for his opposition to same-sex marriage and a m(...)

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood: “In 1972, 14 innocent civil rights marchers were gunned down by the British army on the streets of Derry. Is prosecuting those veterans vexatious? No it is not.”   Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The consequences of last week’s general election on the shape of the House of Commons are most visible on the government benches, which can no longer (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson alongside members of his cabinet in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/UK Parliament

As MPs piled into the House of Commons chamber for Lindsay Hoyle’s election as speaker, the swell of Conservatives soon overwhelmed the government’s g(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: has won the Conservatives’ biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987, with an 80-seat majority. Photograph: Vickie Flores

Boris Johnson has called on both sides in the debate over Brexit to “let the healing begin” after a landslide election victory that has redrawn the po(...)

Nigel Dodds   lost his Belfast North seat to Sinn Féin’s John Finucan. Photograph: PA

The headline story of the UK general election in Northern Ireland was the loss of Belfast North by DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds to Sinn Féin’s John F(...)

Nigel Dodds’s defeat in North Belfast put a cruel full stop to unionist influence at Westminster. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

An unusually unpredictable Northern Ireland election returned surprising, heartening results. Though not for the DUP or even Sinn Féin, despite the la(...)

Gavin Robinson of the DUP at the East Belfast count centre. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The victory of Gavin Robinson was an important one for the DUP. Had the Alliance Party leader, Naomi Long, triumphed as she did against the former DUP(...)

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