Peter Geoghegan

Peter Geoghegan

Brexit’s backstop blues

Brexit’s backstop blues

Omnipresent and elusive, why has the Irish backstop been so controversial? Peter Geoghegan investigates

Britain’s Brexit GUBU

Britain’s Brexit GUBU

If Theresa May’s deal fails, what are the five Plan Bs? And which one works for Irish business and our economy?

The sorrowful mystery of Brexit

The sorrowful mystery of Brexit

A deal? No deal? A general election in Britain? Another referendum? An extension of Article 50? Defenestration for Theresa May? Two and a half years since the Leave vote won the day, nobody knows what twists the next chapter of the Brexit tale holds

Profile: Bad boy Banks?

Profile: Bad boy Banks?

Arron Banks, who revels in presenting himself as a plain-speaking populist railing against the liberal elite, has dismissed the various allegations against him as an anti-Brexit plot propagated by ‘remoaners’.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: A house divided

Bosnia-Herzegovina: A house divided

Almost 22 years since a ceasefire brought to an end its bloody civil war, Bosnia-Herzegovina is still speckled with segregated villages and grappling with a dangerous political crisis, writes Peter Geoghegan

Brexit and independence on the SNP’s agenda

Brexit and independence on the SNP’s agenda

Two decades ago, Scottish National Party (SNP) conferences were low-key affairs held in small hot...

The rise of the dry Conservative

The rise of the dry Conservative

New Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will need good judgment to keep Britain’s head above water

Profile Theresa May: Come what May?

Profile Theresa May: Come what May?

The favourite to become Britain’s second woman PM faces a job to convince Tory grassroots

Brexit Special: The view from the North

Brexit Special: The view from the North

Could a vote to leave trigger talk of a united Ireland?

Profile: Theresa Villiers Stormont’s invisible woman

Profile: Theresa Villiers Stormont’s invisible woman

Factfile Age: 47 Appearance: aristocratic, aloof Newsworthiness: the Northern Ireland Secretar...

Kicking against the bricks: Belfast's peace walls

Kicking against the bricks: Belfast's peace walls

The are one of the last obstacles to normalisation of life in the North – but proving far harder to remove than they were to erect

Unquiet  ghosts  of the Balkans

Unquiet ghosts of the Balkans

Twenty years ago this month, Europe’s worst atrocities and massacres since the Nazi regime took place, when many thousands of Bosniak Muslims were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces at Srebrenica. The International Commission on Missing Persons has been

British Elections: Blue is the colour - for now

British Elections: Blue is the colour - for now

The Tories’ overall majority confounded the prevailing political wisdom, but many of David Cameron’s most pressing problems still remain

No  killer punches in British election

No killer punches in British election

The rise of the SNP is the one exciting element in a hard-to-call contest entering its final days

Profile: Nicola Sturgeon

Profile: Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon’s favourite television programme is Borgen. In the popular Danish drama, a sma...