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The New Decade, New Approach agreement was negotiated by then tánaiste Simon Coveney and then secretary of state for Northern Ireland Julian Smith in January 2020. Photograph: Getty

Irish language legislation agreed as part of the agreement which restored the Stormont Executive last year should be implemented “without further dela(...)

 Michael Gove: extended gloat. Photograph:  PRU/AFP via Getty Images

The European Commission’s Friday night folly of invoking article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol was always going to generate an orgy of outrage a(...)

Irish Sea border criticised in graffiti on Sandy Row in Belfast: the sea border was introduced for trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK due to Brexit. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister on Wednesday unveiled his plot for a mini-insurrection against the Northern Ireland protocol, albeit a (...)

DUP North Antrim MP Ian Paisley: “Are you picking up any sense of the anger and bitterness all sides of unionism feel about this?”  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A British minister said he is working to ease anxiety among Northern Ireland’s business community about the end in March of a post-Brexit grace period(...)

The grace period for supermarkets in Northern Ireland ends on March 31st. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

“Numerous” products will be unavailable and there will be a “far greater proportion of empty shelves” when the grace period for supermarkets in Northe(...)

Depleted shelves at a Belfast supermarket on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The DUP agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has warned that hospitals and schools risk running out of food due to the implementation of the Northern Irel(...)

While there is no doubt about empty shelves in some stores, others have downplayed the extent of the problem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The British government is likely to resist increasing pressure from the DUP for it to override the Northern Ireland protocol because of trade disrupti(...)

Arlene Foster (L) in a jointly issued statement with Michelle O’Neill (R) said on Thursday that the Northern Executive had been united in supporting the need for a trading deal. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill while holding opposing positions on Brexit have welcomed the Chris(...)

Undated handout file photo of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. File photograph: PA/PA Wire

Four of the North’s six largest political parties have written a joint letter to the British government demanding a public inquiry into the murder of (...)

 US president Donald Trump (left) with UK prime minister Boris Johnson meet in December 2019. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Boris Johnson faces an awkward few months as he attempts to establish a relationship of trust with Joe Biden, who last December described the British (...)

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