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Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney

Brexit Fallout Could ‘Collapse’ the Good Friday Agreement

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney warns about the ongoing border disputes, but he stresses that violence is unlikely.

Nationalists and Loyalists riot at the Peace Wall gates which divide the two communities on April 7 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

How Brexit Lit the Fuse in Northern Ireland

Loyalist fears that Boris Johnson is abandoning them have sparked a wave of violence that could endanger the Good Friday Agreement.

The Union Flag flies from the top of Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, home to the British Houses of Parliament, in London on Jan. 18.

Brexit Is Probably the United Kingdom’s Death Knell

An English-led disaster has emboldened others to get out.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leading U.S. politicians visit the border between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Ireland Is on the Ballot in Pennsylvania

Threats to the Good Friday Agreement—and culture wars—make this a critical constituency in a swing state.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin walk in the gardens at Hillsborough Castle during Johnson’s visit to Belfast on Aug. 13.

The Latest Brexit Crisis May Save Ireland’s Shaky Coalition Government

Brexit may be fatal for Dublin in the long term. But for now, it’s a boon to the country’s historic—and fragile—coalition.

A picture shows an Irish Republican Army (IRA) sniper warning sign overlooking the Bogside area of Derry in Northern Ireland on April 20, 2019.

As Brexit Talks Falter, the Risk of Violence in Ireland Is Still Alive

Despite a major crackdown, the uncertainty around the border won’t let militant republicanism go away.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s Plan to Get Brexit Done and ‘Hang the Consequences’

The United Kingdom is going back on the terms of its divorce with Europe, threatening any future trade deals and even the integrity of the U.K. itself.

John Hume sits in front of the Stormont Parliament Buildings.

John Hume Left Behind a Peaceful—but Divided—Ireland

The Nobel Peace Laureate helped bring nearly three decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland to an end. But reconciliation between the country’s communities remains unrealized.

offshore tax havens coronavirus money

To Pay for the Pandemic, Dry Out the Tax Havens

Corporations and the wealthy have stashed away as much as $36 trillion in untaxed money. It's time to bring the hammer down.

A U.K. flag flies in front of Big Ben in London

Could the Pandemic Kill the United Kingdom?

Boris Johnson’s bungled coronavirus response could fuel calls for Scottish independence and Irish unification.

Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar meets with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Not Even the Coronavirus Can Overcome Northern Ireland’s Divisions

Even in the face of an existential crisis, the country’s political leaders default to battles over culture and identity.

Sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall

Our Top Weekend Reads

Funding for Trump’s border wall, populism in Ireland, and a repurposed Middle East peace plan.

Sinn Fein’s Donnchadh O Laoghaire

Ireland’s Populists Are Not Really Populist

After decades of militant radicalism, Sinn Fein won last week’s elections by moving toward the mainstream.

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