SDLP leader Colm Eastwood, Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and Northern Ireland Green Party leader Steven Agnew, arrive for a Brexit briefing with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The deputy leader of the Democratic Union Party (DUP) Nigel Dodds has criticised prime minister Theresa May over the draft Brexit deal’s handling of N(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Donald Tusk has urged European Union leaders not to give up on reaching a Brexit deal as Theresa May said Britain and the EU were “not far apart” on t(...)

What remains uncertain is whether more time will bring new concessions from the EU or increase pressure on MPs to back her plan rather than risking a no-deal Brexit.

MPs hoping for a Boudica moment from Theresa May in the House of Commons on Monday would have been disappointed as she responded to the failure of Bre(...)

Labour MP Stella Creasy  has proposed an  amendment to the British Domestic Violence Bill which would extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland. File photograph: PA Wire

Downing Street has insisted that any move to extend abortion rights to women in Northern Ireland must wait for the restoration of the devolved institu(...)