Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Former Bank of England chief Mervyn King has attacked the UK government’s handling of Brexit negotiations, warning it may already be too late to put i(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond: rose because of the baseless hunch  people with little outward charisma must possess great depth. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

This time last year, another technocrat of crisp appearance, whose decisions could swing the British economy this way or that, was pressed to resign b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British PM Theresa May discussed the latest talks setback by phone on Monday. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May have said it is up to the DUP and Sinn Féin to resolve their differences to get the Nort(...)

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(...)

Boris Johnson arrived for talks in Luxembourg with his European Union peers on Monday

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was time to begin “serious negotiations” on Brexit, hours before Prime Minister Theresa May visits B(...)

'Hard Brexit has many implications – construction companies are going to do quite well concreting over the English countryside around Dover.' Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Say it often enough and people believe it: 76 per cent, according to one poll, think that a Brexit “no deal” is better than a “bad deal”. Belief in fa(...)

Public services card

The possibility that the State’s public services card (PSC) might eventually become a national identity card was discussed by the then Fianna Fáil-led(...)

 Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has claimed a Revenue report compiled last year was not published until this week because its content did not suit the political narrative.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said it beggars belief that work by the Revenue into the potential impact of Brexit on the Border with Northern (...)

Donald Trump speaks about Iran at the White House, on Friday. His speech marks a major shift in US foreign policy towards Iran, and undermines one of the key achievements of President Barack Obama. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump has taken the first step towards revoking the Iran nuclear agreement, decertifying the 2015 deal but leaving a final decisio(...)

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(...)