Boris Johnson claims the European Commission has threatened a ‘food blockade’ of Northern Ireland, which is clearly incorrect in the sense of physically preventing goods arriving from Britain. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Blockade is a strong word. Boris Johnson claims the European Commission has threatened a “food blockade” of Northern Ireland, which is clearly i(...)

Boris Johnson during PMQs in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has moved to defuse a Conservative backbench rebellion by promising MPs a vote before he reneges on parts of the Brexit withdrawal agree(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in London, Britain, on Tuesday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Downing Street has warned the House of Lords against attempting to block the UK Internal Market Bill, which would break international law by giving Br(...)

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 (...)

The PSNI said there were ‘really, really difficult issues for us to resolve’. File photograph: The Irish Times

The North’s police service does not have the financial resources or the personnel to investigate all outstanding Troubles-related cases, the chief con(...)

First minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The devolved institutions in Northern Ireland need more financial support from the British government to implement the reforms that saw the Executive (...)

‘Unfettered access was promised, but it looks less and less likely that it will be delivered.’ Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

The British government has left businesses in the North ill-prepared for new obligations they will face from next January by adopting a “political app(...)

Northern Ireland’s Victims’ Commissioner Judith Thompson told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee that victims and survivors of the Troubles are now faced with legislation ‘driven through Westminster that does little for them’.   File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The “unpicking” of the agreement to deal with Northern Ireland Troubles’ legacy issues has led to a “severe dilution” of what was proposed, a member o(...)

The North’s Minister of Justice, Naomi Long, has said her department is willing to administer the scheme. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The North’s Secretary of State has said the disagreement between the UK government and the Northern Executive over who should pay for a pension scheme(...)

Ger Collins with her son Brian: “I spent a fortune on parking at Beaumont hospital going in and out for appointments and scans.”

Cancer patients north and south of the border share many common experiences. The shock of diagnosis, waiting for tests and results, and putting the(...)

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