Brexit

Will the UK impose 'direct rule' in Northern Ireland?

It would be exploited by all sides in Belfast and further complicate UK relations with Ireland, but might still happen.

Will the UK impose 'direct rule' in Northern Ireland?

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Irishman set to tackle Trump and Brexit as EU trade commissioner

Phil Hogan is described as a 'hard and fair negotiator' and an 'excellent choice' for the role.

Irishman set to tackle Trump and Brexit as EU trade commissioner

Brexit

Johnson's Irish failure fuels Brexit-Britain chaos

The UK prime minister is running out of options after Ireland's leader rebuffs any suggestion of no border 'backstop'.

UK Parliament faces shutdown after Johnson's failure in Ireland

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Editor’s Analysis

What is Boris Johnson doing in Germany and France?

European powers have already ruled out renegotiating Britain's departure from the EU.

What is Boris Johnson doing in Germany and France?

Brexit

Ireland officials reject British calls to renegotiate Brexit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted a new way must be found to keep the Irish border open, but still can not say what that plan may be.

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UK pound falls ahead of EU leaders' backstop response

The British pound slipped again after a recent rally in recent weeks.

Johnson's Brexit backstop gambit sends sterling tumbling

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Shipyard that built the Titanic sinks into bankruptcy

Facing uncertain future, workers have occupied historic shipyard since last week.

Shipyard that built the Titanic sinks into bankruptcy

United Kingdom

Fears of violence amid heightened tensions over Belfast bonfires

Organisers of Belfast bonfire asked to abandon plans and leave site, with local authorities wary of armed confrontation.

Fears of violence amid heightened tensions over Belfast bonfires

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Ireland, Scotland and Iceland vie for fishing rights

Between Rockall and a hard plaice: Fishing rights are at the centre of a post-Brexit fight for maritime territory.

Fish fight: Nations' maritime melee over post-Brexit rights

Ireland

Northern Irish police arrest man over Lyra McKee murder

The New IRA group said one of its members shot the journalist when opening fire on police during a riot in Londonderry.

Northern Irish police arrest man over Lyra McKee murder

Ireland

Ireland votes in divorce referendum

Divorce waiting period set to be cut from four years to two if referendum is agreed by Ireland's voters.

Ireland votes in divorce referendum

Ireland

In Ireland, refugees are organising to reform the asylum system

Around 6,000 asylum seekers live in 35 centres and many complain of poor conditions and lengthy delays in the process.

In Ireland, refugees are organising to reform the asylum system

United Kingdom

Four arrested over killing of Northern Ireland journalist: Police

Police said they have arrested four people in connection with last month's murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

Four arrested over killing of Northern Ireland journalist: Police

Europe

Northern Ireland: Can fresh talks revive power-sharing plan?

After the death of a journalist last month, a new round of talks gets under way again in Northern Ireland.

Europe

Northern Ireland talks effort to restore power-sharing government

The talks are aimed at getting the devolved administration based at Stormont House back up and running.