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    1. January 22, 2015

      Ulster unionists open to election deal with Labour

      Ed Miliband has been offered the prospect of a post-election deal with the Democratic Unionists during a two-day visit by...

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      January 14, 2015

      Ambling in Antrim

      A man walks along the famous Dark Hedges avenue of trees on Wednesday in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced...

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    1. January 14, 2015

      Northern Ireland former barracks to be redeveloped into science park

      A former Northern Ireland army barracks is to be redeveloped into a manufacturing, research and development campus with the...

    2. January 13, 2015

      Blair defends ‘no pursuit’ letters to IRA fugitives

      Tony Blair has defended official letters to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted, saying without them the...

    3. January 9, 2015

      London homes rise in value by £563bn as prices fuel inequality

      London homes have grown in value in five years by nearly as much as the total worth of all housing in Scotland, Wales and...

    4. January 8, 2015

      Theresa Villiers announces plan to give Northern Ireland corporate tax control

      The government has published a bill it aims to pass before May’s general election giving Northern Ireland the power to cut...

    5. December 28, 2014

      Viewers set for launch of UTV Ireland television station

      Irish television viewers are to get their first new homegrown channel for 16 years this week with the launch of UTV Ireland,...

    6. December 23, 2014

      Northern Ireland’s parties reach broad deal but obstacles remain

      Northern Ireland’s political leaders have reached broad agreement on tackling the legacy of the province’s past as well as...

    7. December 23, 2014

      Deal elusive after all-night talks on Northern Ireland

      The future of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government was at stake on Tuesday as the province’s political leaders...

    8. December 22, 2014

      Northern Ireland negotiations go through the night

      Politicians in Northern Ireland negotiated through Monday night as they sought to resolve the political and sectarian legacy...

    9. December 12, 2014

      Dublin frustrated with David Cameron on Northern Ireland deadlock

      A carol service was held inside Parliament Buildings at Stormont as politicians, including the UK and Irish prime ministers,...

    10. December 12, 2014

      Northern Ireland talks break down

      Northern Ireland’s intractable divisions confounded another attempt to resolve them on Friday after talks brokered by the UK...

    11. December 11, 2014

      Time to deliver, David Cameron tells Northern Ireland leaders

      David Cameron warned Northern Ireland’s political leaders that they needed to “start delivering”, as he and the Irish...

    12. December 10, 2014

      Irish and UK leaders aim to break Northern Ireland deadlock

      The Irish and UK prime ministers will arrive in Belfast on Thursday, in an attempt to move the leaders of Northern Ireland’s...

    13. December 10, 2014

      ‘Weather bomb’ cuts off power to 17,500 in Scotland

      Up to 17,500 people in Scotland’s Western Isles were left without power after a “weather bomb” of wet and windy conditions...

    14. December 4, 2014

      Canadian miners go for gold in Northern Ireland

      It does not yet amount to a gold rush, but Northern Ireland may become a significant source of the precious metal as plans...

    15. Off Message

      December 3, 2014

      The prime London property tax

      This is why the stamp duty land tax was in desperate need for reform: The chart above, via Neal Hudson, shows the...

    16. December 2, 2014

      Tax devolution unites Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland’s two main political parties do not agree on much. Divided by the legacy of the Troubles and their...

    17. December 2, 2014

      Ulster’s first offshore wind farm scrapped

      Northern Ireland’s first offshore wind farm has become the latest renewable project to be scrapped following a change in the...

    18. December 1, 2014

      Osborne ready to devolve corporation tax powers to Stormont

      George Osborne will signal his backing this week for the devolution of corporation tax to Northern Ireland, in a politically...

    19. November 19, 2014

      Sinn Féin forced to face up to questions about its past

      Whenever evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests in the Irish Catholic Church surfaced over the past 15...

    20. November 12, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Northern Ireland budget addresses harsh reality

      Simon Hamilton laughs when asked whether the budget he has secured for Northern Ireland might actually contain some good...

    21. November 12, 2014

      Ulster Bank hit with record Irish regulatory fine

      Ulster Bank has been hit with the biggest penalty imposed by Irish financial regulators for the month-long failure of its...

    22. November 11, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Formula flaw protects Scotland, says think-tank

      Scotland has been protected from hundreds of millions of pounds of public spending cuts because of a “flaw” in the formula...

    23. November 8, 2014

      Datawatch: UK armed forces deaths since WWII

        Britain observes memorial Sunday this weekend. In total 7,145 armed forces personnel have lost their lives during...

    24. November 5, 2014

      Arts spending should be shifted outside London, say MPs

      Arts Council England must do more to redress the “clear imbalance” of arts funding towards London at the expense of...

    25. October 30, 2014

      English men paid more if parents have degrees, study finds

      English men whose parents are university educated are likely to earn 20 per cent more than those whose mothers and fathers...

    26. October 30, 2014

      Northern Ireland faces £1bn spending cuts after budget deal

      Northern Ireland’s government agreed a draft budget for next year on Thursday that will see public spending suffer deep cuts...

    27. October 29, 2014

      Scotland should have veto on UK exit from EU, says Sturgeon

      Scotland should have the right to veto a referendum vote taking the UK out of the EU, Nicola Sturgeon, the incoming Scottish...

    28. October 28, 2014

      Tories explore electoral pact with Ulster unionists

      The Conservatives are informally sounding out Northern Irish unionists about a post-election tie-up, as the governing party...

    29. October 26, 2014

      UK shell company law will be easy to sidestep, MPs warn

      A new law aimed at removing the “cloak of secrecy” surrounding the ownership of companies is likely to be easily...

    30. October 24, 2014

      Flight tax revenues reach new heights

      Twenty years after its introduction, the UK’s tax on flying is landing record amounts for the Exchequer, raising over £330m...

    31. FT Alphaville

      October 24, 2014

      The case for quotas in the British judiciary

      This guest post is from Jessica Learmond-Criqui, a founder and partner in specialist employment law boutique Learmond Criqui...

    32. October 22, 2014

      UK regulator says HSBC and First Trust breached SME loan rules

      The UK’s antitrust watchdog has publicly censured HSBC and a unit of Allied Irish Banks for breaching competition rules by...

    33. October 19, 2014

      Irish two-speed economy puts integration under pressure

      As he concluded his budget speech last week in the Irish parliament, finance minister Michael Noonan cited The Road Not...

    34. October 13, 2014

      Scottish tax devolution risks uncomfortable side effects

      Britain’s politicians risk inadvertently stoking tax competition if they devolve sweeping revenue powers to Scotland, Wales...

    35. October 8, 2014

      Cigarette factory closure hits Northern Ireland’s economy

      The imminent closure of one of Northern Ireland’s largest manufacturing sites has left the town of Ballymena in a state of...

    36. October 7, 2014

      Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant

      The last tobacco manufacturing plant in the UK is to close after Japan Tobacco International, makers of Silk Cut and Benson...

    37. October 3, 2014

      Northern Ireland administration to run out of money by April

      Divided already by political differences over how to deal with the legacy of the Troubles, Northern Ireland’s devolved...

    38. September 25, 2014

      Salmond lost battle for Scotland but England risks losing the war

      A week ago Scotland’s nationalists were trying to break up Britain. Now, it is the turn of England’s Tories. In the wake of...

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