Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Protocol friction: who’s to blame?
A protest
In Brief

Northern Ireland Protocol friction: who’s to blame?

No one seriously thinks that this is really about British sausages ‘sneaking into Co Donegal’, says The Sunday Telegraph
30 Jul 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?
David Frost and Boris Johnson
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Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?

Brexit deal fallout risks ‘being felt in the fabric of our union’, warns Frost
21 Jul 2021
Can amnesty for Troubles killings survive Stormont opposition?
Families of victims of the 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre address reporters following Brandon Lewis’ announcement
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Can amnesty for Troubles killings survive Stormont opposition?

Victim’s families say proposal for statute of limitations is ‘slap in the face’
15 Jul 2021
What is the government’s real plan for the Northern Ireland Protocol?
Larne, Northern Ireland
Today’s big question

What is the government’s real plan for the Northern Ireland Protocol?

Downing Street accused of trying to ‘dismantle’ the deal set up to avoid hard Irish border
5 Jul 2021
Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?
Joe Biden addresses US Air Force personnel at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Today’s big question

Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?

President suggests ‘inflaming’ tensions in Brexit customs row could threaten UK-US trade deal
10 Jun 2021
Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic
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Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?

Brussels to react ‘swiftly, firmly and resolutely’ if the UK continues to delay Northern Ireland border checks
8 Jun 2021
Fuel protest, Danish spying and living to 150
An oil rig
Podcast

Fuel protest, Danish spying and living to 150

How are oil shareholders changing the climate debate? Is Copenhagen a US stooge? And could we really double human lifespans?
4 Jun 2021
Fashion for rent, a chip shortage and euthanasia
A selection of microchips
Podcast

Fashion for rent, a chip shortage and euthanasia

Will we start borrowing clothes instead of buying them? Why has the world’s supply of microchips dried up? And has the tide turned on assisted dying?
28 May 2021
Toxins, abortions and rectal breathing
A baby breastfeeding
Podcast

Toxins, abortions and rectal breathing

What should we know about ‘forever chemicals’? Are abortion rights at risk in Northern Ireland? And can we breathe through our bottoms?
21 May 2021
Why did the DUP turn on Arlene Foster?
Arlene Foster
Today’s big question

Why did the DUP turn on Arlene Foster?

Northern Ireland first minister resigns after revolt from party representatives
28 Apr 2021
What led to Johnny Mercer’s fiery exit from government
Johnny Mercer
Behind the scenes

What led to Johnny Mercer’s fiery exit from government

Sacked veterans minister blasts Boris Johnson’s ‘cesspit’ administration on his way out
22 Apr 2021
A history of the peace walls in Belfast
A peace barrier along Springfield Road, Belfast
Fact file

A history of the peace walls in Belfast

More than 60 remain throughout Northern Ireland
21 Apr 2021
‘It’s naive to think working from home will come at no cost to employees’
A man works from home
Instant Opinion

‘It’s naive to think working from home will come at no cost to employees’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
20 Apr 2021
‘The assumptions of postwar politics are crumbling’
The Royal Family, 1951
Instant Opinion

‘The assumptions of postwar politics are crumbling’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Apr 2021
Stormont recalled as Northern Ireland faces ‘summer of disruption’
Stormont
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Stormont recalled as Northern Ireland faces ‘summer of disruption’

Power-sharing executive meets as police water cannon returns to Belfast streets
9 Apr 2021
Why the Irish border is back on the agenda
European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic
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Why the Irish border is back on the agenda

EU threatens legal action over UK plan to unilaterally delay parts of Brexit deal
5 Mar 2021
Northern Ireland restaurants and pubs: best places to eat
Fullerton Arms - Ballintoy, Co Antrim
In Brief

Northern Ireland restaurants and pubs: best places to eat

From Belfast to Derry there’s a range of amazing menus to try
24 Aug 2020
Are UK nations parting ways on coronavirus strategy?
Wales coronavirus
In Depth

Are UK nations parting ways on coronavirus strategy?

Devolved leaders warn Westminster of plans to follow separate policy paths
29 Apr 2020
The best and worst countries for press freedom
Lyra McKee
In Brief

The best and worst countries for press freedom

UK slips to 35th in global index after violence against Northern Irish journalists
24 Apr 2020
Would a Boris bridge to Northern Ireland work?
borisoveralls.jpg
In Depth

Would a Boris bridge to Northern Ireland work?

No. 10 confirms that officials are looking into building a bridge across the Irish Sea
11 Feb 2020
How Sinn Fein’s history could impact the Irish elections
Sinn Fein
In Depth

How Sinn Fein’s history could impact the Irish elections

Republican party’s troubled past threatens to derail the political process in Dublin
7 Feb 2020
Dissident republicans ‘planned Brexit Day bomb’
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In Brief

Dissident republicans ‘planned Brexit Day bomb’

Northern Ireland police claim the device was intended to explode on ferry
7 Feb 2020
Can new deal restore government in Northern Ireland?
The Northern Ireland Assembly has not sat at Stormont for almost a year
In Depth

Can new deal restore government in Northern Ireland?

Irish and British governments reveal draft of agreement to end three years of deadlock
10 Jan 2020
Will Brexit lead to a united Ireland?
irish_border.jpg
In Depth

Will Brexit lead to a united Ireland?

New polls suggest growing public support for unity between north and south
25 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Expect more bodies’
Essex lorry deaths
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Expect more bodies’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 24 October
24 Oct 2019
What is going on at Stormont?
Stormont national assembly
In Depth

What is going on at Stormont?

Unionists stage NI Assembly ‘farce’ over abortion and same-sex marriage reforms
21 Oct 2019
Boris Johnson’s alternative to the Irish backstop
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Boris Johnson’s alternative to the Irish backstop

‘Two borders, for four years’ proposal sent to European Commission
2 Oct 2019
Ten best places to visit in the UK
cambridge.jpg
In Review

Ten best places to visit in the UK

Britain has something for everybody, from mountain ranges to Michelin-star restaurants
24 Sep 2019
What will Brexit mean for Ireland?
Protesters warn of post-Brexit border checks outside Stormont
In Depth

What will Brexit mean for Ireland?

Boris Johnson in Dublin for talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
9 Sep 2019
Omagh bombing: atrocity remembered 21 years on
omagh bomb
In Depth

Omagh bombing: atrocity remembered 21 years on

Families of the victims say their relatives have still not received justice
14 Aug 2019
Why a bonfire is sparking riots in Belfast
Bonfire, Northern Ireland
In Depth

Why a bonfire is sparking riots in Belfast

Police officers injured in clashes over anti-internment anniversary blaze
9 Aug 2019
MPs back abortion and same-sex marriage for Northern Ireland
House of Commons
In Brief

MPs back abortion and same-sex marriage for Northern Ireland

Equality campaigners celebrate as amendments are passed in Westminster
10 Jul 2019
Trump compares Irish border to planned Mexico wall
Trump Ireland
In Brief

Trump compares Irish border to planned Mexico wall

Gaffe comes on day one of the US president’s visit to Ireland
6 Jun 2019
Is press freedom under attack?
Julian Assange
In Depth

Is press freedom under attack?

Case of Northern Ireland journalists arrested after reporting on police corruption adds to global fears about media repression
30 May 2019
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