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(...)

The SDLP has rejected unionist criticism of its decision not to rename the Raymond McCreesh play park in Newry. Newry and Mourne District Council on(...)

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(...)

 Sinn Féin  welcomed publication of a  letter  signed by 200 northern nationalists that cited a  “sense of abandonment” over Brexit, the Stormont impasse, and the  DUP-Tory Westminster deal. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

An open letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, signed by 200 Northern nationalists of varying prominence, has called on the Irish Government to address the(...)

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(...)

British prime minister  Theresa May is taking an upbeat stance on securing a Brexit deal, as Ireland insists the UK must stick to its commitments on keeping a soft border with the Republic. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

What’s going on in London - are the British pulling back from the Brexit deal last week? As of now, it seems not. David Davis, the British Brexit min(...)

Adam Boulton interviews Tanaiste Simon Coveney on Sky News on Friday

Sky News presenter Adam Boulton has defended his Twitter comments following his interview with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wears a lapel emblem with both the EU and Irish flags  at the Government Press Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 200 figures from Northern Ireland society have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warning that the UK’s split from Europe is offensive and un(...)

Whether or not the English are getting anything worth having from their annual £10bn   sub to the North is a question now being asked

Ireland needs an insurance policy. The big Brexit fudge has not removed the risk of a catastrophic outcome. The economy will take a Brexit-related hit(...)

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