Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland set for elections despite May's intervention

Britain is scheduled to announce a date for elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday after a last-minute intervention by Prime Minister Theresa May failed to prevent the collapse of...

Elections loom as talks fail to break Northern Ireland impasse

Snap elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly appear inevitable after talks on Thursday failed to break an impasse over the territory's power sharing agreement, the Irish and British governments...

Britain should call election in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein says

The British government should call an election to Northern Ireland's devolved assembly as soon as possible, republican party Sinn Fein said following talks on Wednesday aimed at resolving a power-...

Northern Irish leader survives no-confidence vote over energy scandal

The leader of Northern Ireland's government, Arlene Foster, survived a vote of no confidence on Monday prompted by her involvement in a botched energy scheme.

Irish, Northern Irish leaders hold talks on Brexit impact

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and senior ministers met their Northern Irish counterparts to discuss the potential impact of Britain leaving the European Union on Friday, as both sides stressed...

Open border with Northern Ireland "critical" after Brexit, Kenny says

Keeping an open border with Northern Ireland is "critical" after Britain leaves the European Union, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Wednesday.

Northern Irish court dismisses first legal challenges to Brexit

A court in Northern Ireland on Friday dismissed the first legal challenges to Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

Northern Ireland Christian bakers lose appeal in row over "gay cake"

A Northern Irish bakery lost its appeal against a court ruling that said it discriminated against a gay man by refusing to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage, the Press Association reported...

Northern Ireland court hears legal challenge to Brexit

A Northern Irish court on Tuesday began hearing a legal challenge to the British government's right to begin Brexit negotiations, as the Irish government announced a cross-border forum on how to...

Petrol bombs thrown at police ahead of Northern Ireland parade

Catholic youths attacked police with petrol bombs in the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry on Saturday ahead of one of the largest Protestant parades of the year. 

May pledges "practical solution" for post-Brexit Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on a trip to Belfast on Monday to find a "practical solution" to the Irish border once Britain leaves the European Union.

Post-Brexit crises deepen for Britain's two main political parties

Post-Brexit crises engulfing Britain's two main political parties deepened on Sunday as Scotland's leader threatened to obstruct the ruling Conservatives' implementation of Brexit legislation, and...

Brexit timeline: What happens next between Britain and the EU?

Britain's decision to leave the European Union has plunged the bloc into crisis, with a slew of meetings called to determine the next steps.

Wales celebrate Euro quarter-final berth and will hope for more

It wasn't pretty but a 1-0 over Northern Ireland lifted Wales into the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. Now they prepare for Hungary or Belgium - after a day off to spend and enjoy with their families...

Wales need own goal to reach Euro quarters over Northern Ireland

Gareth Bale's Wales stumbled into the Euro 2016 quarter-finals on Saturday, beating fighting Northern Ireland 1-0 from an own goal by Gareth McAuley.