Analysis: How likely is an Irish border poll?
Boris Johnson’s first trip to Northern Ireland as prime minister ended with a stand-off over a referendum on Irish unification – what would it take for such a vote to happen?
NORTHERN IRELAND can relax. Boris Johnson, the peacemaker, has arrived.
Theresa May expresses doubt in UK victory as Sinn Féin push for Irish unification vote
The Prime Minister reportedly told Jacob Rees-Mogg that she lacks confidence in winning a possible unity vote
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May fears that British unionism might be defeated in a referendum on Irish unification, according to reports.
Sources quoted in the Times newspaper said that May expressed her doubts during an exchange with Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who argued: “If there was a border poll, I have no doubt we would win, as the UK did in Scotland.”
Analysis: What do revelations about BBC political vetting tell us about press freedom in the UK?
After a report from the BBC itself revealed that political vetting within the corporation went on far longer than previously claimed, how is the UK’s public broadcaster to be judged?
THAT POLITICAL VETTING took place within the BBC was hardly a secret, even prior to a new report from journalist Paul Reynolds last week, which detailed the extent to which potential BBC personnel were judged and often secretly banned based on their supposedly ‘subversive’ affiliations or connections.
UK and Ireland face off over proposals for post-Brexit border
The UK Government’s new position paper on Northern Ireland fails to settle the issues raised by Brexit for Northern Ireland
THE UK GOVERNMENT has outlined its proposals for post-Brexit border arrangements between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Sinn Féin demands DUP comes clean on Brexit "dark money" connections
The DUP is under renewed pressure to reveal the source of a large donation received during the referendum on Britain’s EU membership last June.
SINN FEIN, the Irish Republican party, has demanded that the Electoral Commission investigate the alleged relationship between the DUP in Northern Ireland and the Constitutional Research Council (CRC), a shadowy thinktank which donated funds to pro-Union and pro-Brexit business figures that campaigned for Brexit in last year's EU referendum.
In the spotlight: The collapse of power sharing in Northern Ireland
Dangerous times in Northern Ireland as scandal and ill-feeling finally pull down a decade of power sharing
THE RESIGNATION of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness over the so called ‘cash for ash’ scandal has thrown the Stormont’s power sharing government into crisis, and the future of NI into doubt.
SDLP calls for vote on United Ireland as Tories rule out joint rule with Dublin
Tories under pressure from new call for reunification referendum in Northern Ireland
THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY in Northern Ireland used its manifesto launch yesterday (Tuesday 30 May) to call for a border poll to decide whether the North should rejoin a united Ireland in the EU or stay within the UK.
Martin McGuinness: 1950-2017
Former IRA leader and Irish republican politician dies aged 66
FORMER Northern Ireland deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness, has died aged 66.
McGuinness was an Irish republican activist, repeatedly elected Sinn Fein politician and former leading member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).