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Dominic Cummings: His new focus reflects the passions developed in his bunker: putting science at the heart of government and ensuring that the government machine delivers what the politicians promise. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson walked through the front door of Number 10 on July 26th, 2019, the British political system was in a state of Brexit-induced paraly(...)

Two Irish men have been charged in the UK with serious offences including conspiring to import drugs and weapons. A third Irish man (61) arrested in(...)

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 man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for illegally smuggling 60 handguns into the UK. Robert Keogh (37) was stopped at the Port of Dover (...)

Floral tributes on Eastern Avenue, Grays, Essex, where 39 bodies were discovered in a refrigerated lorry. Photograph:  Kirsty O’Connor/PA

A trailer in which 39 migrants were found dead made two stops in the same area where the discovery was made after returning from a trip to Belgium in (...)

A police cordon at the road leading to the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry container. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A truck pulling a trailer in which British police found the bodies of 39 people was registered in Bulgaria by a company owned by an Irish woman, Bulga(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: nobody has provided a concrete assessment of how Irish trade with continental Europe, the trade that uses the UK land bridge, will be affected. Photograph: David Mirzoeff

Another week and another clatter of Brexit warnings. First we had the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) saying we could be flung into a re(...)

Inspection facilities being built at Dublin Port in advance of Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

With a little over 48 days to Brexit, and UK prime minister Boris Johnson determined that the country leaves the EU, deal or no deal, Irish businesses(...)

Operation Purge will mean port-bound trucks travelling in through the tunnel are redirected at Dublin Port and sent back out the tunnel’s north bore. File photograph: Alan Betson

A major traffic plan will be launched early next month to prevent Brexit-related traffic congestion at Dublin Port spilling out into the city, the por(...)

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(...)

The report said the agri-food sector will be hardest hit, due to its cross-border supply chains. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A no-deal Brexit is likely to drive firms in Northern Ireland out of business, with civil disobedience and road blockages near the Border, an official(...)

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