The   breakdown of the powersharing talks has been linked to a “historic” speech from Gerry Adams at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday when he declares his future intentions. Photograph:   Mark Marlow/PA

The general reaction to the collapse of the DUP-Sinn Féin talks was one of weariness rather than shock and anger, which tells a lot about the current (...)

Northern Ireland  has been without a functioning power-sharing Executive and Assembly since it was collapsed in January.  Photograph: AFP

The British government is to bring forward legislation for a budget for Northern Ireland on Monday in the absence of a deal between the DUP and Sinn F(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at the Fine Gael national party conference in Ballyconnell, Ireland November on Friday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has described media reports claiming the Government is now “hardening” its stance on the Border with Northe(...)

Priti Patel leaves Number 10 Downing Street by the back entrance following her resignation as international development secretary on Wednesday night. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has lost her second cabinet minister in a week, after Priti Patel, the international development secretary, was for(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. File Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Making progress on the Irish border is essential in moving Brexit negotiations to the next phase, NI Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said. (...)

The interior of O’Toole’s bar in Loughinisland, Co Down the morning after the UVF shot dead 6 people on  June 18th, 1994,

Bereaved families of the 1994 Loughinisland massacre victims want “arrests, prosecutions and accountability” to flow from allegations emerging in a ne(...)

Stormont negotiations: “We need this generation of Northern Ireland politicians to work and talk together,” said Owen Smith of the UK Labour Party. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

A senior British Labour politician has urged Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire not to cut the pay of Stormont politicians beca(...)

British  transport secretary Chris Grayling with head of product development for low-emissions buses at Wrightbus, Jim Morrison, during a visit to the  Wrightbus factory in Ballymena. Photograph: Department for Transport/PA Wire

The British government wants to see business as usual in Northern Ireland once the UK leaves the EU, the transport secretary has said. On a visit to(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said it is highly unlikely a new executive could be formed in time to pass a budget by the end of November. Photograoh Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said there is still time to save powersharing in Stormont. Mr Brokenshire said there are on(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Northern Ireland is ‘sliding towards direct rule’. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Northern Ireland is “sliding towards direct rule” after the DUP and Sinn Féin failed in their talks to reinstat(...)

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