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.
Scottish independence, economic damage and Nigel Farage as PM: New poll reveals price Tories are willing to pay for Brexit
YouGov polling leaves Ruth Davidson isolated within the Conservative Party, as Brexit is found to be a higher priority amongst the membership than protecting the Union
Analysis: Micro-politics isn't enough - we must address the partition of Ireland
Debates around the UK border in Ireland and the so called 'backstop' bring the crisis elements of the British state into sharper focus
AMONG the many hurdles facing the Brexit process and the British Government, perhaps the most intractable so far has proven to be the plans for a backstop plan covering a ‘open border’ on the island of Ireland - movement of people and goods across the UK state's border in Ireland.
Interview: Scotland’s referendum experience has provided a template for the Irish Left, says MLA Gerry Carroll
The People Before Profit MLA for West Belfast talks Brexit, democratic rights and the breakup of Britain with CommonSpace
GERRY CARROLL has been a distinctive left-wing voice within the political landscape of Northern Ireland for almost a decade.
Policy review: Smart Border 2.0 - New European Parliament paper
Customs expert Bill Austin reviews a new paper commissioned by the European Parliament on how to achieve a Smart Border on the island of Ireland, and finds the analysis is equally prescient for an independent Scotland’s border considerations
NUJ condemns 'the targeting of those who seek out the truth' following Northern Ireland journalist arrests
Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were arrested over the alleged theft of confidential material used in a documentary of British state collusion in loyalist murders
THE NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ) has condemned the recent arrest of two award-winning Northern Irish journalists over the alleged theft of confidential material relating to the 1994 Loughinisland massacre, describing it as an “attack on investigative journalism.”
1968: How the Troubles still defines Northern Ireland 50 years after it began
50 years after the start of the Troubles, Northern Ireland’s civil war, journalist Simon Eriksson speaks to experts on Northern Irish political history about how that era is still the contours upon which contemporary political developments, including Brexit, are shaped by
THE civil rights movement is typically associated with the movement of black Americans in the 1960-70’s, but Northern Ireland had its own civil rights movement which held its first official march on 24 August 1968 from Coalisland to Dungannon, believed to be the year The Troubles began.
Use of torture by British authorities in Northern Ireland "cannot be denied", says Amnesty International
The European Court of Human Rights has refused to revise its 1978 conclusion that the UK subjected 14 ‘hooded men’ to torture
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL has condemned a new ruling from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concluding that British authorities did not engage in torture during the troubles in Northern Ireland.