The Taoiseach reiterated the Government’s opposition to the introduction of direct rule after Brexit, which is widely expected. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government will seek to have a “consultative role” in the government of Northern Ireland if the British Government imposes direct rule after a no-(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf, New Zealand’s treasury secretary and incoming governor of the Central Bank.

Incoming Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf will make a statement on his controversial handling of a budget leak in New Zealand, Minist(...)

(From left) First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, minister for the cabinet office David Lidington and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference a British Irish Council  summit meeting in Manchester. Photograph: PA

The new British prime minster will get a “fair hearing” from the European Union but the current Brexit deal and the backstop, the insurance policy to (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon at the British Irish Council’s 31st summit meeting. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said a successful outcome to Brexit negotiations by Christmas is “more likely than not”. In one of his most confident(...)

Anti-Brexit campaigners stand outside parliament in London with EU and Union Flags. Photograph: Getty Images

Brexit is expected to dominate the agenda as leaders from across the UK and Ireland attend a meeting on the Isle of Man on Friday. Taoiseach Leo Vara(...)

DUP Leader Arlene Foster said it is “very clear to me that Theresa May will have a job of work to do if she is going to get this through Cabinet.”. Photograph: Reuters

The Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has said she will not support British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to have a Northern Irel(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: positively and expansively infers the meeting can help London and Dublin work together to restore devolution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At last, the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to be convened. Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, announced it will meet in(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with  other leaders  at the British-Irish Council  meeting in Guernsey on June 22nd. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The mystery of why London will not convene the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference has a twin. Why is London snubbing the British-Irish Council(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar in Guernsey: “We are going to intensify our efforts to come to a withdrawal agreement.”   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

A Brexit “no deal” is now more likely than one with agreement, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned. Speaking during the British-Irish Council summit in Gue(...)

 Leo Varadkar arrives to attend the British-Irish Council  in Guernsey. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The UK is “more likely than it was a few months ago” to leave the European Union without a deal, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadkar said th(...)

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