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Britain’s prime minister Theresa May arrives for an  EU summit in Brussels, where EU leaders are to agree formally that sufficient progress has been made to move to next phase of talks. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Theresa May’s fellow European leaders warned her last night that any backsliding on the UK’s commitments in last week’s agreement would see negotiatio(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives at the European Council meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has spelled out in blunt terms what the Brexit agreement between the EU and the UK means to the Irish Government. He said las(...)

 Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransusing her phone outside Belfast Laganside Courts on Thursday. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty

The deputy leader of the far-right Britain First group has been re-arrested in Belfast. It came minutes after Jayda Fransen (31) appeared in court in(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said: “As any student of Anglo-Irish politics will tell, it will all end in tears as all of unionism’s dalliances with the British have.” File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has predicted the DUP’s arrangement to keep the minority Conservative government in power in the UK will end badly. (...)

A Guinness truck at St James’s Gate, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Diageo faces a double blow that will cost it tens of millions if Brexit forces border controls between the Republic and Northern Ireland and damages i(...)

File image of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking in the Dáil. File photograph: Dáil/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he meant no insult to the Fianna Fáil administrations of the past 20 years when he said that “no Irish government will(...)

David Black (52) was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry jail.

A 41-year-old man has appeared in court in Armagh charged in connection with the dissident republican murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David (...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis: claimed agreement to move on the Brexit negotiations were merely a statement of intent, but later tried to row back on the comments.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

David Davis’s claim that the UK’s concessions in an agreement to move on the Brexit negotiations were merely a statement of intent has damaged trust a(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: text on first phase of Brexit talks “means, essentially, protecting the status quo”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The text of what was agreed between the European Commission and Britain on the initial phase of the Brexit process is what should be heeded rather tha(...)

British prime minister Theresa May gives a statement on Brexit in the House of Commons, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May has ruled out a referendum on the final Brexit deal, saying MPs would deliver on the vote to leave the European Union. The British prime(...)

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