Perhaps the Taoiseach is ignoring all this because his forum is just a gimmick or a distraction for political rivals – in which case, everyone should boycott it. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Unionists are quite right to boycott the Taoiseach’s all-Ireland Brexit forum. Or at least they are being entirely rational, contrary to the impressio(...)

The Taoiseach with  Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. The prime minister, Kenny said, “was categoric about the retention of the Common Travel Area and no return to a hard Border”. Photograph: Reuters/Stefan Rousseau/Pool

Unlike the Scottish referendum, where he was studiously careful in his public utterances, Enda Kenny was always clear that a Brexit referendum vote wa(...)

“For the UK to concede a separate deal for Northern Ireland with Brussels would endanger Westminster sovereignty, notwithstanding Theresa May’s undertaking to involve the UK’s three devolved territories in the Brexit negotiations.” Illustration: The Irish Times

As Ireland contemplates the effects of Brexit, discussion is turning to how the Border can be kept open and whether that will be compatible with Europ(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said it was “too early to speculate on what may take years to iron out”. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Senior Irish policymakers have played down reports in Britain that EU members were considering a Brexit deal that would allow full access to the sing(...)

Among those at the meeting today will be (from left) Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire.

Political leaders from across the British Isles will convene in Cardiff today for key talks about the EU referendum. The British-Irish Council (BIC) (...)

Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for external affairs in the Scottish government: “We have been growing closer together in recent years and it is even more imperative now.” Photograph: Ken Jack/Corbis via Getty Images

Scotland is Ireland’s closest neighbour, yet at times the political distance between the two countries has seemed far greater than the 12 miles that s(...)

‘The closer the relationship the UK is going to have with the European Union the better for us,’ Taoiseach Enda Kenny lsays. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the EU summit in Brussels about the importance of protecting the peace process and the common travel area in the negotia(...)

Former legal adviser to the Stormont government Brian Doherty said important elements of the Northern Ireland settlement will go if the UK leaves the EU

Important elements of the Northern Ireland settlement will go if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, according to a former legal adviser to (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings making a statement after the UK voted to leave the EU. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan warned about the potentially serious implications of Brexit for the Irish economy during an emergency meeting of (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny and first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon at  the British Irish Council meeting:  the council meeting discussed a range of subjects including support for carers and closing the attainment gap, but the possibility of Brexit took centre stage. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Enda Kenny reiterated calls for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union during what is understood to have been a frank exchange of views du(...)

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