Alliance Party leader Naomi Long says it is time for full transparency on donations. Photograph: Alliance Party/PA Wire

Questions surrounding the funding of the DUP’s Brexit campaign has brought ending political donor secrecy in Northern Ireland into sharp focus. The p(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson  denied suggestions the DUP broke the spirit of electoral law with its Metro wraparound, circulated only in Britain. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Constitutional Research Council (CRC) has been revealed as the pro-union group that donated £425,622 to the DUP’s Brexit campaign. On Friday morn(...)

 DUP defence spokesman Sir Jeffrey Donaldson hit out at human rights lawyers for their pursuit of those who served in the armed forces, police and security services. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The DUP is demanding measures to ensure British security forces veterans cannot face investigations into their actions during conflicts if they have a(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan:  said “the security forces here would be very concerned about agents from another country operating in this jurisdiction”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will next week discuss the operation of undercover British police officers in the Republic with Northern(...)

Theresa May: The British prime minister said that “EU citizens living in the UK make a vital contribution to our economy and our society, and without them we would be poorer and our public services weaker”. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Theresa May has ruled out guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens living in Britain after Brexit until other EU countries agree to do the same for Bri(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and the party’s Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill launch the party’s campaign for the Northern Ireland Assembly election. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin is embarking on a Europe-wide “diplomatic offensive” to convince political leaders of the case for Northern Ireland retaining special EU sta(...)

Enda Kenny and Theresa May said the Irish Border they wanted would be “seamless” and “frictionless” - but they quickly qualified this by adding the words “as possible”.

When it comes to Brexit, it was a bad week for Ireland. It became abundantly clear that an aspiration for an essentially invisible Border is unlikely(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British prime minister Theresa May in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The timing, duration and nature of British prime minister Theresa May’s visit to Dublin last Monday revealed much about the low priority which she and(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire told the House of Commons on Wednesday that seeking special status for Northern Ireland after Brexit was the wrong approach. Photograph: PA

Special status for Northern Ireland after Brexit would be the wrong approach and fears such a deal could undermine its place in the United Kingdom, No(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister Theresa May at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Vaseline Summit went very smoothly. Nobody rubbed anyone up the wrong way. No reports of chafing personalities in the Taoiseach’s office. And a (...)

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