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Irish Naval Service personnel helping migrants at sea in the southern Mediterranean between Italy and Libya. Photograph: Defence Forces

The Government should launch a new Mediterranean search-and-rescue mission and commit to accepting an additional 1,500 refugees per annum over the nex(...)

The Port of Dover is a trading cog worth £122bn (€136bn) a year in the engine of the UK’s economy. Photograph: Simon Carswell

From the Port of Dover’s terminal control tower, the north coast of France can be clearly seen on the horizon. The European Union’s busiest passenger(...)

French minister of public action and accounts Gerald Darmanin (right) welcomes Britain’s  Michael Gove (centre) in Calais. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

France will test run for a month measures it has prepared for Britain’s exit from the European Union so that companies are fully prepared ahead of the(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Boris Johnson:   French officials are planning for a no-deal as most likely scenario, evidence of growing desire in Paris the British just get on with it and leave. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson

Much of the British press was in little doubt about Boris Johnson’s first foray into Europe this week since becoming prime minister. “A huge Brexit b(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Britain can avoid disorder and chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit because a step-up in the government’s contingency planning meant the economy was(...)

A handout photo made available by the British National Crime Agency showing guns recovered hidden in car after it arrived at the Port of Dover from Calais. Photograph: EPA

A 37-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court in connection with the discovery of 60 firearms in a car arriving in the UK fr(...)

French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on his Flyboard to cross the Channel. Photograph: Reuters

A French inventor failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard on Thursday when he was knocked into the water as he (...)

Ismail Ahmed joined 60 young people from across Europe in Romania on Thursday ahead of a European Council summit to discuss the role of children in decision-making at an EU-level. File photograph: Tom Honan

A 19-year-old who came to Ireland from Calais as an unaccompanied migrant two years ago has called on European leaders to pay greater attention to the(...)

Exporters will also not be required to register for approved status as the control of animal movements and health will be monitored through a special EU-wide database to which the UK will maintain access. Photograph: Getty Images

Concerns by Irish farmers about the impact of a no-deal Brexit have been temporarily allayed by a decision by the UK authorities to maintain SPS regul(...)

A picture taken at 10km from Dunkerque on the A16 highway between Dunkerque and Calais shows trucks stuck in a traffic jam on March 4th 2019 due to extensive controls by the customs officers protesting against the lack of staff and material ahead of the Brexit. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Hauliers in the UK and Ireland are predicting that a no-deal Brexit is going to cause major problems for the haulage industry and for the general publ(...)

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