Northern Ireland

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Facing chaos and needing a scapegoat, the Tories seek an endless fight with Europe | Fintan O’Toole
The EU’s proposals on the Northern Ireland protocol offered what business leaders wanted, but the prime minister prefers failure and grievance

Fintan O’Toole

17, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The road to Irish unity is far from straight | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Susan McKay discussing the prospect of a united Ireland and the need for constitutional change


15, Oct, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Frost says there is big gap between UK and EU at Northern Ireland Brexit talks
Brussels has been ‘preparing for worst’, with options ranging from tariffs on UK imports to ditching deal

Daniel Boffey in Brussels and Lisa O'Carroll

15, Oct, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Covid infection rate in England rises again to one in 60 people
About 890,000 people in England had coronavirus last week, one in 45 in Wales and one in 80 in Scotland

Ben Quinn

15, Oct, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Enniskillen mounts Oscar Wilde tribute with flight of gold-leaf swallows
Installation inspired by The Happy Prince will be accompanied by similar celebration of Samuel Beckett, who like Wilde was educated in the town

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2021 @11:55 AM

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We in Northern Ireland are sick of being pawns in the Brexit game | Sarah Creighton
The public is more pragmatic than the politicians, who need to repair the damage already caused, says the lawyer, writer and political commentator Sarah Creighton

Sarah Creighton

15, Oct, 2021 @10:22 AM

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Javid’s GP rescue plan will fail to ‘turn the tide’, says former Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt – as it happened
Chair of Commons health committee joins Labour’s shadow health secretary in calling Sajid Javid’s plans inadequate

Andrew Sparrow

14, Oct, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Boris Johnson promised to tear up NI protocol, says DUP MP Ian Paisley
Paisley says Johnson told him he ‘would sign up to changing that protocol and indeed tearing it up’

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

14, Oct, 2021 @1:40 PM

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Northern Ireland secretary failed to comply with abortion duty, judge rules
Ruling will put pressure on UK government to address ongoing lack of abortion facilities in region

Alexandra Topping

14, Oct, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Britain and the EU are on a Brexit collision course – but there is a way out | Anand Menon
With legal action by the EU possible and the UK’s threat to abandon the NI protocol, this is a time for cool heads, says Anand Menon, director of UK in a changing Europe

Anand Menon

14, Oct, 2021 @9:15 AM

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What is the ‘new model’ the EU is proposing for Northern Ireland?
‘Bespoke Northern Ireland-specific solution’ includes potential new rules on food, plants and medicines

Jennifer Rankin and Daniel Boffey in Brussels

13, Oct, 2021 @7:15 PM

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EU offers to scrap 80% of NI food checks but prepares for Johnson to reject deal
Maroš Šefčovič attempts to end tussle at press conference but ‘big gap’ remains to UK’s demands

Daniel Boffey and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

13, Oct, 2021 @6:55 PM

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