The Old Belfast Road in Carrickcarnon on the North side of the  Border, between Newry and Dundalk. Photograph:Niall Carson/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s comment in the House of Commons that he wanted to discuss agrifood issues with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday shows that his governm(...)

Border fears: “It would be a lot better to have an actual proper conversation now rather than wait until the 11th hour when we are in the worst possible situation.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government needs to open up and discuss a plan B to the Brexit backstop, according to the chair of the technical group behind proposed alternative(...)

At the MacGill summer school, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said moderate unionists would look at rising British nationalism and consider a united Ireland. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

It is just three weeks since calm voices pointed to a Plan B Brexit. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said in the event of no deal, Ireland was considering agr(...)

Boris Johnson delivers  a speech at the final Conservative Party leadership hustings,   in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson was in the Commons chamber for Thursday’s votes, chatting and joking with supporters, admirers and ambitious MPs keen to bend the incomi(...)

Theresa May: “Our politics retreated back into its binary pre-referendum positions – a winner-takes-all approach to leaving or remaining.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Theresa May has warned of a coarsening of the political discourse in Britain and around the world, calling on politicians to rediscover the value of c(...)

According to MPANI the construction materials sector in the North, would suffer immediate disruption to cross-Border trade in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

A group, led by Conservative MPs, who want to replace the backstop which prevents the introduction of a hard border post-Brexit, have produced “no evi(...)

Former British Conservative minister Greg Hands co-chairman of the Alternative Arrangements Commission, pictured in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A former British Conservative minister backing “alternative arrangements” to the contentious “backstop”after Brexit believes they could form the basis(...)

Jeremy Hunt delivers a speech on his Brexit plan in London on Monday. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Getty Images

In his final pitch last month to Conservative MPs, home secretary Sajid Javid admitted that he had little chance of defeating Boris Johnson but he sai(...)

London Letter

 Talks between the British government and the Labour Party have fallen into a familiar pattern, with each meeting followed by a moderately optimi(...)