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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in the House of Commons in London on Saturday.

British prime minister Boris Johnson has sent the European Union an unsigned photocopy of a request for a Brexit extension from MPs, stressing it(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. “This is Johnson’s deal and the one he will either get approved now or will go to the people with in an election.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

It was a messy compromise. Perhaps it was always going to be. And it was worth doing to avoid the chaos of a no-deal Brexit. But the more you look at (...)

A file image of DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds leaving 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Dodds said the latest Brexit deal drives ‘a coach and horses’ through the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

Boris Johnson was “too eager by far to get a deal at any cost” and could have held out for more Brexit concessions from the European Union, the DUP ha(...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson shake hands in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

To take stock: Boris Johnson has managed to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement, the deal previously done by his predecessor Theresa May. The(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/PA Wire

So what the hell has happened now with Brexit? EU and UK negotiators have agreed a final deal in Brussels that would allow the UK to leave the EU – p(...)

 Leo Varadkar meeting with UK prime minister Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel last week. Photograph: PA

The UK’s rejection of the Northern Ireland backstop in the Brexit deal and the EU’s rejection of an alternative from British prime minister Boris John(...)

The street in Omagh that was bombed in 1998: a new film calls for  greater support for trauma and mental health services in the North Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

An expert in trauma and mental health and one of the North’s “unsung humanitarians” has urged Northern Ireland politicians involved in talks to restor(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting UK prime minister Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel, on The Wirral, Cheshire on Thursday, ahead of private talks in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar previously said that once an agreement was reached on how the UK would leave the EU, Ireland would be its greatest supporter in(...)

A loyalist mural on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, as leaders of the UDA confirmed it had decommissioned all weapons under its control

Twenty-five years on, Gary McMichael, who led the Ulster Democratic Party when loyalist paramilitaries declared a ceasefire, believes that a generatio(...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says that he had a ‘constructive meeting’ with British Brexit envoy Stephen Barclay on Friday. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Suddenly, in the space of a few hours, everything changed. When Taoiseach Leo Varadkar emerged from his lengthy meeting with British prime minister B(...)

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