A pro-EU demonstrator outside the houses of parliament in central London against the first vote on a Bill to end Britain’s membership of the EU. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Britain and the European Union have postponed their next round of Brexit negotiations for a week to “allow more time for consultation”. Britain’s Depa(...)

Former garda Stephen Cooper was jailed for three years for a string of offences. Photograph: Collins Courts.

When is an assault not an assault? It’s generally accepted that a two footed tackle in a football match doesn’t count as assault. Similarly, if you (...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond said on Friday that Britain would seek a transition arrangement lasting up to three years after Brexit. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/Reuters

The British government has ruled out moving the Border to the Irish Sea after Brexit by imposing customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain. (...)

Ireland’s finance minister Paschal Donohoe talks with Cypriot finance minister Harris Georgiades and president of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

It’s not only the member states who are represented in the Brexit talks by the European Commission team led by Michel Barnier, but the EU institutions(...)

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards. Michael Dobbs, author of the House of Cards novel, will speak at an event in Cork later this month. Photograph: Netflix

The willingness of Michael Dobbs, author of the absorbing political novel House of Cards, to give an address at the first ever West Cork History Festi(...)

Stormont, in Belfast. A new report will claim that Brexit has already damaged political stability in the North. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brexit is already undermining political stability in Northern Ireland and represents “a fundamental challenge” to the future of the United Kingdom its(...)

Boris Johnson and Ukip’s Douglas Carswell on the campaign trail ahead of the Brexit referendum. ‘A crude question divides a nation, driven by emotions not on the ballot paper, paralysing politics for years to come.’ File photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Confirmation bias is everywhere. You are what you read – and you read stories that confirm who you think you are. So Guardian types find their eyes, d(...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe: he said the operation aimed to not only “disrupt the activities of smugglers and traffickers, but also to prevent further loss of life at sea”

Government TDs and Fianna Fáil have voted for the Defence Forces to join an EU military operation to disrupt traffickers on the Mediterranean Sea in a(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson speaks in the House of Commons, London, England. Photograph: PA Wire

Boris Johnson has accused the EU of extortion over its demands for a large divorce payment from the UK as it leaves the bloc, saying the remaining 27 (...)

House of Commons in London: The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing politicians from accessing their emails when not in Westminster. File photograph: PA Wire

The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing politicians from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, parliamenta(...)