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Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis: claimed agreement to move on the Brexit negotiations were merely a statement of intent, but later tried to row back on the comments.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

David Davis’s claim that the UK’s concessions in an agreement to move on the Brexit negotiations were merely a statement of intent has damaged trust a(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: text on first phase of Brexit talks “means, essentially, protecting the status quo”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The text of what was agreed between the European Commission and Britain on the initial phase of the Brexit process is what should be heeded rather tha(...)

British prime minister Theresa May gives a statement on Brexit in the House of Commons, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May has ruled out a referendum on the final Brexit deal, saying MPs would deliver on the vote to leave the European Union. The British prime(...)

Discarded tyres constituted a significant litter nuisance. Photograph: Getty Images

Littering and pollution along the Irish coastline confirm “a new building boom” and the expansion of agriculture throughout the island, according to t(...)

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(...)

 David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union appears on BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Photograph:  Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images)

Britain’s commitment to maintaining a soft Irish Border after Brexit is “much more than legally enforceable”, David Davis has said, insisting his comm(...)

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(...)

A well-known political and human rights activist, Jim Cullen served as Sinn Féin’s legal representative in the US and took over as president of Friends of Sinn Féin in 2012. He stepped down from the role this year. File photograph: Simon Carswell

The death has taken place of Jim Cullen, a former president of Friends of Sinn Féin, the political party’s US organisation, and a prominent member of (...)

Britain’s Northern secretary James Brokenshire arrives at a   weekly meeting of the British cabinet. File photograph: Tolga Akmentolga/AFP.

Britain has two proposals on how to secure a frictionless Irish border between the UK and the European Union after Brexit, Northern secretary James Br(...)

Simon Coveney was asked if the ‘kerfuffle’ over the phase one deal was worth it

The Sky News presenter who asked Tánaiste Simon Coveney if the “kerfuffle” made by the Government over last week’s Brexit talks was “worth it” has res(...)

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