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    1. August 26, 2016

      Obituary: Peter Barry, Irish foreign minister, 1928-2016

      As Irish foreign minister in 1985, Peter Barry helped to persuade a hostile British government that Dublin had a...

    2. August 18, 2016

      Sinn Féin MLA resigns after ‘political dirty tricks’ claims

      Sinn Féin has been thrown into turmoil after one of its senior Northern Ireland leaders resigned unexpectedly in the...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Rail fares set to rise 1.9% after RPI release

      Rail fares on half of UK journeys are set to increase by an average of 1.9 per cent from January next year in line with...

    2. August 14, 2016

      Duke of Westminster: A stress test for the £9bn family business

      Over more than three centuries, the Duke of Westminster’s family holdings have survived some of the most severe stress...

    3. August 4, 2016

      Bobby Sands: 66 Days — film review: ‘Chastening’

      It is 35 years since he starved himself to death in a Northern Ireland jail. Bobby Sands: 66 Days — that’s the time it...

    4. August 1, 2016

      Quietly, Irish Repertory Theatre, New York: ‘Thoughtful but stagy’

      Since the early 1990s, so-called truth and reconciliation commissions have been formed in Chile, South Africa and...

    5. July 28, 2016

      Britain’s relations with Ireland need special care

      For the best part of 40 years, Ireland’s relations with the UK have been cultivated within the EU to transformational...

    6. July 27, 2016

      Brexit: Sturgeon and May must balance party and country

      Called by David Cameron in order to unite the Conservative party, the EU referendum has split the United Kingdom,...

    7. July 25, 2016

      Europe offers models for Northern Ireland border

      At first glance, there is little is common between Büsingen, a small town on the Rhine, and Belfast. But the German...

    8. July 25, 2016

      May rules out Irish ‘borders of the past’

      Theresa May has promised that Brexit will not lead to a restoration of “the borders of the past” in Ireland, but her...

    9. July 25, 2016

      Theresa May travels to Belfast to allay Brexit fears

      Theresa May will promise on Monday that Brexit will not lead to a reintroduction of a “hard border” in Northern...

    10. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Danske Bank ticks along despite negative rates

      Like many Scandinavian lenders, Danske Bank pretty much sat tight in the second quarter with a good quality loanbook...

    11. July 20, 2016

      N Ireland sectarian strife the main factor in UK terrorism figures

      A total of 103 “failed, foiled or completed” terrorist attacks took place in the UK last year, according to Europol,...

    12. July 20, 2016

      Can Scotland really stop Britain leaving the EU?

      In removing Britain from one union, one of Theresa May’s most difficult tasks will be ensuring she does not...

    13. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      SNP: May visit 'encouraging' but warm words 'not enough'

      The Scottish National party has made clear it won’t be bought over by “warm words” from the UK government, as Theresa...

    14. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Scotland in 'no mood' for second independence vote

      Scotland is in “no mood” for a second independence referendum, Scottish secretary David Mundell has claimed ahead of a...

    15. Westminster Blog

      July 14, 2016

      May overhauls top team - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 19:22 on 14 Jul 2016. Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister, has announced...

    16. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      UK house prices cooled in lead-up to Brexit

      Uncertainty in the lead-up to the UK’s decision to leave the EU weighed on British house prices last month and is...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      July 12, 2016

      Twelfth July in Belfast

      A member of the Twelfth of July Orange Order parade is seen putting on a medal during a march through Crumlin Road in...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      July 11, 2016

      Building a Bonfire in Northern Ireland

      Loyalists make final preparations to their bonfire on the Newtownards road today in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The...

    19. July 7, 2016

      Ivor Bell charged in notorious N Ireland murder case

      A man is to go on trial charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder more than 40 years ago of Jean McConville,...

    20. July 4, 2016

      Plans for all-Ireland response to Brexit paused

      The Irish government has backtracked on a plan to set up an all-Ireland forum to co-ordinate the response to Brexit on...

    21. July 4, 2016

      Ireland fears return to bad old days of borders

      On the outskirts of the Irish border town of Newry there is a reminder of what life was like before peace came to...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 30, 2016

      If the EU is a sinking ship and the UK should leave, then most of the UK is a sinking ship and London should leave

      The European Union’s economy is a “sinking ship” and Britain would be better off “detaching itself” from the bloc,...

    23. June 29, 2016

      Roads to recovery

      The short B-road looping round the north-easternmost point of Northern Ireland looked innocuous on the map. On bikes it...

    24. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Irish 10-year bond yields hit record low

        Ireland has long been seen as the eurozone economy most exposed to risks emanating from a UK outside of Europe. And...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      June 28, 2016

      A royal unveiling

      Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh (unseen) attend the unveiling of the Robert Quigg VC memorial...

    26. June 27, 2016

      S&P strips UK of top-notch AAA rating

      Standard & Poor’s on Monday became the last major rating agency to strip the UK of its top-notch status, warning that...

    27. June 27, 2016

      Britons swamp Ireland with passport applications

      Ireland’s foreign minister has appealed to people in the UK to stop rushing for Irish passports after a surge in...

    28. June 27, 2016

      Ireland greets UK’s Brexit with bafflement

      At a glittering dinner in Dublin 18 months ago, Ireland’s great and good turned out to do something they had never done...

    29. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Corbyn's new Cabinet in full

      Out with the old, in with the new. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has appointed a new shadow Cabinet following a string of...

    30. June 26, 2016

      Dublin faces policy crisis over Irish implications of Brexit vote

      The Irish government was scrambling on Sunday to assess the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU as Dublin...

    31. Westminster Blog

      June 24, 2016

      Brexit live: the political and market fallout

      This Live Blog session closed at 23:36 on 24 Jun 2016.Getty The UK has voted to leave the EU after a bitter and...

    32. FT Data

      June 24, 2016

      Brexit: voter turnout by age

      Britain has voted to leave the EU, after the Leave campaign won 51.9 per cent of votes in Thursday’s referendum. Less...

    33. June 24, 2016

      Dismay in Dublin over Brexit

      Ireland’s prime minister has promised to maintain “a strong and very close relationship with the UK” despite the result...

    34. June 24, 2016

      Political losses from Brexit will be deep and enduring

      Stock markets around the world, not having seen Brexit coming, will do what markets do, which is not just react but...

    35. Westminster Blog

      June 24, 2016

      Brexit live: David Cameron resigns as UK votes out

      This Live Blog session closed at 12:06 on 24 Jun 2016. Vist the current political and market fallout live blog The UK...

    36. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Scotland, N Ireland can stay in EU says Merkel ally

      Scotland and even Northern Ireland would be welcome to remain members of the EU according to Manfred Weber, a top MEP...

    37. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      David Cameron says he will resign

      David Cameron is resigning as UK prime minister in the wake of the referendum and said a new leader should be in place...

    38. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Eurosceptic MPs rally behind Cameron

      Votes have yet to be counted in the UK’s EU membership referendum but a number of Eurosceptic Conservative MPs –...

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