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Brexit negotiations: the Norway-Sweden border is frictionless but not invisible, according to Else Berit Eikeland

A “Norway-plus” model for the UK after Brexit, as proposed last month by the Taoiseach, could effectively amount to continued membership of the Europe(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis: “These fears about a race to the bottom are based on nothing, not history, not intention, nor interest.” Photograph: Getty Images

Britain will on Tuesday seek to reassure the EU that it will not lower regulatory standards after Brexit, promising to lead “a race to the top” in glo(...)

Sinn Fein’s Conor Murphy,  Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill arrive at Government Buildings, Dublin, for a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke by telephone with the British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday evening regarding the recent collapse of powershar(...)

Leo Varadkar and Justin Trudeau. “If there are lessons from other countries I would take a glance at Canada. Another country where inequality is relatively low and where immigrants are welcomed with open arms.”

What kind of economy do we want? Boston or Berlin? Ireland is often asked that question when thinking about strategic economic – and social – directio(...)

Under Britain’s proposal, the UK and the EU would recognise each other’s regulatory and supervisory regimes.

The UK is ready to set out its vision for how it wants financial services to operate after Brexit and favours an ambitious “mutual recognition” of reg(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste Simon Coveney is “hugely disappointed” by the DUP’s decision to withdraw from negotiations to restore the Northern institutions but says ther(...)

 Michelle O’Neill:  “We had reached an accommodation with the leadership of the DUP. The DUP failed to close the deal. They have now collapsed this process”

Sinn Féin Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has accused the DUP of collapsing a deal to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly after Arlene Foster(...)

Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill  at Parliament Buildings in Stormont in Belfast on Wednesday. She insisted her party “had an accommodation on all the issues” with the DUP. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

All this week, restoring the Northern Executive and Assembly hung on whether Arlene Foster could show leadership and nerve and sell the language eleme(...)

Blaming Sinn Féin’s “red lines” and inflexibility for the collapse of talks, DUP leader Arlene Foster repeated that a compromise had never been reached in discussions involving the Irish language, in spite of informed views to the contrary. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

By announcing that an Executive cannot be formed at this time and calling for the imposition of direct rule from Westminster, DUP leader Arlene Foster(...)

Mr Varadkar said checks between Ireland and Britain would be inevitable if the UK decided to leave the customs union and the single market and did not replace them with a new arrangement that was very similar or close to them

The Government wants the avoidance of a hard border between the Republic and the North written into the agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the Euro(...)

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