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DUP leader designate Edwin Poots  pictured at Parliament Buildings in Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

On the face of it the election of Edwin Poots as the next leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is a step backwards towards a more confrontati(...)

Queen Elizabeth at the Garden of Remembrance on May 17th, 2011: Complacency set in after her  visit as David Cameron’s government took a “semi-detached” attitude to Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Arthur Edwards

When Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson sat down to lunch at Chequers on Friday, they faced a busy agenda of current crises, from the implementation of (...)

You’ll never sing alone: the happy crowd at a test music festival in Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Sunday. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Image of the week: Blossoming For people who were regular gig-goers before the pandemic, loving nothing more than howling along to a much-loved favou(...)

The Conservatives’ Jill Mortimer hugs supporters after being declared winner ofHartlepool  byelection. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

One of the most deprived towns in England, Hartlepool has been in Labour’s hands for half a century but it was always going to be a struggle to hold t(...)

 Michel Barnier: “Controls to protect the internal market must be implemented somewhere. Either around the island or inside the island,” he writes of his talks with Leo Varadkar in his new diary,  The Grand Illusion,  which will be published in French on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Michel Barnier has warned that peace in Ireland remains at risk to “the slightest spark” amid provocative British actions over the Northern Ireland pr(...)

Ursula von der Leyen is left without a chair as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council president Charles Michel remain seated at a meeting in March. Photograph: Turkish Presidential Press Service

The political world was convulsed this week by revelations about Boris Johnson’s furnishings. The £840-a-roll gold wallpaper designed to eviscerate th(...)

Assailed by fundamentalist Protestantism as well as those angered at the outworking of a Brexit they supported, Arlene Foster’s position became impossible some time ago. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The resignation of DUP leader Arlene Foster, yet another unionist leader forced out by hardliners, points up Northern Ireland’s political instability.(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

Five years ago, in April 2016, the Democratic Unionist Party published its manifesto for the forthcoming Assembly elections. Among other things, it sa(...)

Prince Philip in 2006 with the then president, Mary McAleese, for the presentation of the Gaisce Awards at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

It is political correctness gone mad. In their endless quest to undermine simple British patriotism, the woke crowd is now force-feeding its insidious(...)

Masked loyalists after hijacking and setting a car on fire at the Cloughfern roundabout in Newtownabbey. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

There is rising alarm in Government circles in Dublin at the sustained nature of the street violence in loyalist areas in Northern Ireland during the (...)

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