A video grab  shows Labour MP Margaret Beckett speaking as MPs put forward their motions for the indicative votes on alternative options for Brexit. Photograph:  HO/PRU/AFP

Few at Westminster believe Theresa May has the numbers to win a majority for the withdrawal agreement on Friday. But her government hopes to frame the(...)

 Former  foreign secretary Boris Johnson: he is not as popular in Westminster as he is with party members

Boris Johnson After Theresa May outlined her exit plan on Wednesday evening, the former foreign secretary told a meeting of the European Research Gro(...)

British environment secretary Michael Gove. He said under no-deal there would be zero tariffs on food exports from the Republic to Northern Ireland, while goods travelling from the North to the South could face high tariffs. Photograph: Andy Rain

Northern Ireland farming leaders have warned that a no-deal Brexit would be “catastrophic” for the industry after the British environment secretary Mi(...)

Richard Tice and Tim Martin address the crowd from the bus at Towcester. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

In the carpark of a garden centre in Towcester around 200 people are gathering around a big white bus bearing the legend “Stop the Brexit Betrayal”. T(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley at the  Northern Ireland Affairs Committee in Westminster.  Photograph:  PA Wire

The Belfast Agreement requires the British government to consult with Dublin before imposing direct rule in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Northern Se(...)

The largest number of extra staff are being deployed at Dublin Port , the country’s busiest port. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Revenue Commissioners has completed the recruitment of more than 400 additional staff it planned to have in place for the UK’s original departure (...)

The powers of the Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley, have been expanded since the assembly was suspended. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The head of the senior civil servants’ union has called for direct rule to be imposed in Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Dave Penm(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade  Simon Coveney: had 192 letters from the public between November and February about the UK’s departure from the EU. Photograph: Yves Herman

Warnings that the Government’s strategy over Brexit would “backfire” and Irish lorries would be stopped from using UK roads are among the letters rece(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May making her statement on Brexit to the House of Commons. Photograph:  PA

MPs at Westminster have voted to take control of Brexit away from Theresa May’s government by staging a series of votes on Wednesday on alternatives i(...)

Former DCC chief executive  Tommy Breen, Leo Casey, head of BGF in the Republic, and Winterbrook managing director Francis Rhatigan. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

State-backed venture capital firm BGF is to take a minority stake in residential house builder Winterbrook after investing €5 million in the company. (...)

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