The first week of a fresh round of talks to restore power-sharing government in Northern Ireland has been described as “constructive”.
Northern Ireland’s political leaders have cast their votes in the local government elections.
The powersharing crisis at Stormont has been running on for more than two years. Northern Ireland’s two biggest parties Sinn Fein and the DUP have been in the eye of the political storm with both leaders refusing to move in the stand-off.
Next month’s European elections will be a chance to register opposition to Brexit, the Sinn Fein vice president has said.
Inside the 100 year-old St Anne’s Cathedral in the heart of Belfast there was standing room only 45 minutes before the funeral of Lyra McKee was due to start.
Sinn Fein leaders are to tell Jeremy Corbyn that Irish interests must be protected whatever the outcome of his Brexit negotiations with the Prime Minister.
Hundreds of people have taken part in a number of mass demonstrations on the Irish border in opposition to Brexit.
DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party still needs legal assurances on the backstop to support Theresa May’s deal.
The Government will make no further efforts to restore Stormont powersharing until after May’s council elections, Sinn Fein has said.
The DUP must step back from the brink of pushing Northern Ireland to a no-deal Brexit, Sinn Fein has warned.
Sinn Fein has questioned the rationale for delaying Brexit.