A blanket of fog descends on parliament buildings in Stormont, Belfast this week. DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has threatened to collapse the Executive over the Northern Ireland protocol. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

The DUP leader has indicated that he intends to pull his ministers out of the Stormont Executive before November, if his demands on the Northern Irela(...)

European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic during a visit to Stormont on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

Any attempt to renegotiate the post-Brexit agreement between the EU and the UK Government would cause “instability, uncertainty and unpredictability” (...)

DUP leader  Jeffrey Donaldson. Photograph: DUP/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the decision by Democratic Unionist Party leader Jeffrey Donaldson to withdraw his party’s participation in North-South (...)

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson on his way into Government buildings during his recent visit to Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson is to make a speech in Belfast on Thursday morning setting out the next steps in his party’s campaign to “remove” the(...)

David Frost’s statement to the House of Lords is likely to be belligerent and graceless. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP via Getty

David Frost’s speech to the British Irish Association in Oxford has set the tone for what promises to be a noisy week in negotiations over the Norther(...)

John and Pat Hume in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to Pat Hume and her contribution to peace in Northern Ireland following her death on Thursday evening after a short illness. (...)

UUP leader Doug Beattie is luring unionist-background voters away from Alliance, mainly with his liberal stance on social issues. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland now has its own version of Henry Kissinger’s question “who do I call if I want to speak to Europe?” Who do you call if you want to s(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne did not make any public comment following sharp criticism on Wednesday . File photograph: PA

Northern Ireland Chief Constable Simon Byrne is expected to come under increased pressure from unionist politicians over a review of policing in south(...)

That Ulster Unionism may take back the prime position the DUP pushed them out of in 2004 would be particularly poignant for Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP leader since July. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Northern Ireland’s next election to the Stormont Assembly is not due until May 2022, but circumstances have already inflamed political temperatures. N(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson,  newly elected as the DUP’s third leader in as many months, is trailing at the bottom of leadership ratings at 20 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Northern Ireland’s centenary year has seen unionism at its most fractured, with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) continuing down a path toward sign(...)

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