British prime minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference at Downing Street in London, England, on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau- WPA Pool/Getty Images

Relations between the EU and UK plunged to their worst level since the Brexit vote in 2016 on Wednesday when the British government published intended(...)

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said any move to disregard the withdrawal agreement ‘simply cannot be allowed’ as it would be in contravention of an international agreement, not just an agreement with Ireland and Europe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane has said any UK attempt to override elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol through upcoming legislation would be “an a(...)

Firms are expected to face difficulty getting shipments through ports unless they have completed the correct customs procedures. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The Government’s new Brexit plan will explicitly warn businesses that anyone trading with or moving goods through the UK will face changes, no matter (...)

First minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish Parliament. Photograph: Fraser Bremner/Scottish Daily Mail/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon has revived plans for a possible second Scottish independence referendum, pledging to publish draft legislation for a new vote before (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson has seen the Tory party lose a 26 point opinion poll lead over Labour in six months. Photograph: Getty

Labour is now level-pegging with the Conservatives, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer, which shows the Tories have lost a massive (...)

Veteran’s Commissioner Danny Kinahan: previously served as MLA for South Antrim and was the MP for the area between 2015 and 2017.

The former Ulster Unionist MP Danny Kinahan has been appointed as Northern Ireland’s first Veterans Commissioner. His appointment was announced by t(...)

Phil Hogan: it would be a mistake to think unionists or the UK government were enjoying his troubles and now his departure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Last September, on the day he was appointed European trade commissioner, Phil Hogan made an ingenious suggestion. A new all-Ireland oversight body co(...)

Jennifer McNern, joined by other victims and supporters from Wave Trauma group outside Belfast High Court. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The North’s justice department will administer a compensation scheme in a major step forward for the worst injured victims of the Troubles. Deputy Fi(...)

Room for one more? Vehicles are parked before being exported in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

Image of the week: Parking only Japanese exports have tumbled by almost a fifth and this is the picture that seems to sum it up: vehicles at a logist(...)

 Northern Ireland Minister for Education  Peter Weir:  rejected claims he had followed London, describing an ’inextricable link’ between Northern Ireland and Britain.

The controversy over exam results in Northern Ireland underlines the “absolute necessity” of a full time return to school for all pupils from next wee(...)

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