Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Increased prosperity on both sides of the Border and the “almost total peace” are in jeopardy if the wrong decisions are made over Brexit, according t(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May is travelling to Brussels on Monday to have talks about Brexit with European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker. Photograph:  Dennis Adrian/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday for talks over dinner with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker after de(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: said allowing customs teams in Ireland and the United Kingdom to discuss the effect of a border would send out the wrong signals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government would be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy by preparing for the imposition of a hard Border, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coven(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin also put the Government ‘on notice’ in regard to the delivery of housing and health. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged the Government to talk directly to the British government about the implications of Brexit. Speaking on (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Nobody wants a hard Brexit. Photograph: EPA

EU leaders will say they expect the UK to explain how it intends to create a frictionless Border in Ireland if it wants to move on to the Brexit trade(...)

Ireland’s beef sector would be particularly vulnerable to a massive influx of beef, not least with Brexit looming.

A European Commission trade deal offer to Latin American countries which has provoked strong protests from European farmers, on Friday faced sharp cri(...)

British chancellor Philip Hammond: “The enemy, the opponents, are out there on the other side of the table. Those are the people that we have to negotiate with to get the very best deal for Britain.”   File photograph: PA Wire

British chancellor Philip Hammond has said he regrets his “poor choice” of words after branding the European Union the “enemy”. Mr Hammond, who has f(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said there had been movement towards agreeing the text of the principle governing the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney stressed inroads had been made on Irish issues on Friday as he moved to play down the lack of progress in B(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at Cork Chamber’s business breakfast at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed confidence that sufficient progress will be made in Brexit talks between the EU and Britain on Ireland, citizens’(...)

Many are now wondering just how far down the road to completion will a transaction need to be to qualify for the old rate? Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Stories that the exchequer had “lost” millions of euro as commercial property dealers rushed sales through ahead of Tuesday night’s well-flagged incre(...)