No-deal Brexit: what is direct rule in Northen Ireland?
Boris Johnson, the UK's new Prime-Minister mentioned that the UK would be departing from the EU on 31st October, regardless of a deal or a no-deal. There have been multiple warnings that a no-deal Brexit could be harmful/have major consequences for Northern Ireland.
It can only be implemented if the UK government agrees to pass a new law through Parliament. All power that Northern Ireland originally had, would be handed back to the Ministers in London. Decisions on big issues such as the NHS, Education, and Policing. Any new laws that are enforced or relating to Northern Ireland would have to be approved by Boris Johnson's cabinet, which would also pass through UK Parliament too.