Anti-Brexit demonstrators gather outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

When EU leaders meet in Brussels next week, they will focus on the two biggest preoccupations for 26 of the 28: migration and money, including the EU (...)

Tony Buckley:  described the process of Brexit as like the separation of conjoined twins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish customs authorities have looked at introducing “Ryanair-type” passport controls on ferries, and checks on private jets and helicopters arriving (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: the negotiations need to intensify. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned that a no-deal scenario is now being seriously contemplated within the European Unoin as Brexit talks stall. Mr Co(...)

Stormont has had a 12-month crisis and talks cycle for four of the past five years. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

For Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, “the plates are shifting in Irish politics”. But for Northern Secretary Karen Bradley, the plates are still set for dinne(...)

President of the European Council Jean Claude Junker pictured with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Government buildings on Thursday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ability of Britain to strike free trade deals with other countries once it leaves the EU will be damaged if it does not honour its commitments on (...)

Simon Coveney gave the Cabinet a Brexit update in advance of the visit to Dublin of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has accused the British government of “revisionism” on what it has already agreed on how to avoid a hard border, as he warned t(...)

Theresa May’s government has made a proposal for the backstop that would involve the whole of the UK remaining within the EU customs territory, but it has not yet set out its proposals for regulatory alignments. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

The backstop arrangement to guarantee no hard border after Brexit will not require full regulatory alignment with the single market, a Brexit ministe(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “A new and better Ireland is emerging.” Photograph: RTÉ

Sinn Féin is a party of government and wants to be part of a “progressive” administration in Dublin after the next general election, party leader Mary(...)

“At the moment everything is driven by the chaos in London.” Britain’s prime minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Before every European summit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discusses the upcoming issues with his Cabinet and reports to the Dáil. A meeting of the cabinet (...)

Karen Bradley: Conservative MP Andrew Murrison said her response made no attempt to clarify which rights would be available to people in Northern Ireland who hold Irish passports after Brexit.  File photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The British government’s response to concerns about Brexit preparations raised by a report from the House of Commons’ Northern Ireland Affairs Committ(...)

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