MPs in the House of Commons during the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Photograph: PA

Britain’s parliament backed a second reading of legislation to sever ties with the European Union early on Tuesday, a reprieve for British prime minis(...)

The DUP reached a ‘confidence and supply’ agreement   with the British government in return for a £1 billion package. Photograph: PA

The controversial £1 billion (€1.1 billion) deal the Tories struck with the DUP in order to gain a Commons majority on key votes will need to be appro(...)

Brexit countdown: after a few summer weeks of sanity, UK strategy has returned to chaos. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

After a few summer weeks of sanity while Theresa May was tramping the mountains of Austria and Wales, the United Kingdom’s Brexit strategy has returne(...)

Irish-British relations are about to undergo their biggest change since the 1970s, and arguably since Independence. The two states will remain close a(...)

 Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire:  said it would be a hugely retrograde step after years of progress if the UK government had to take back direct charge of Northern Ireland. File Photograph: PA

The British government will consider whether to stop paying members of the Northern Ireland Assembly if Ulster politicians fail to reach a deal to res(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley said he will refer himself to the parliamentary standards commissioner over a report that he did not declare trips paid for by the Sri Lankan government. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Ian Paisley jnr has said he was referring himself to Britain’s parliamentary standards commissioner after a newspaper alleged he had accepted holidays(...)

David Davis:  The sparring between Mr Davis and Michel Barnier reminds Belfast-based lawyer Brett Lockhart  of two bar-library QCs engaging in negotiation well in advance of a complicated trial. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Belfast-based corporate lawyer Brett Lockhart says the recent sparring between David Davis and Michel Barnier reminds him of two bar-library QCs engag(...)

Protesters wearing European Union flag masks take part in an anti-Brexit demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted he does not want to see the return of an “economic border” on the island of Ireland. However today’s paper from th(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney with  Northern  Secretary James Brokenshire at Iveagh House in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The British government appears to have replied to something Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, did not say. “We will never countenance (...)

Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin and the DUP moved closer to re-establishing the Northern Executive on Wednesday night, after pressure from the Irish and British government(...)