Tánaiste Simon Coveney  said the risk of a no-deal Brexit was, in some ways, a negotiating tactic. File photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he believes a no-deal Brexit is now less likely, but that Ireland would back an extension request from Boris Johnson in th(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned that that the chances of a disorderly Brexit have never been higher. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/AP

The prospect of a chaotic no-deal Brexit is growing greater by the day. Unless the British parliament manages to assert itself in a way it has singula(...)

Supporters of the Brexit Party at the first public rally of their European Parliament election campaign, in Birmingham on Saturday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Hammersmith Bridge, an important Thames crossing, was abruptly closed in the past week for safety reasons. The inconvenience and costs to Londoners ha(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) with other EU leaders at the European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Everything revolves around the leaders. The 28 heads of government who comprise the European Union’s highest decision-making body, the European Counci(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk embrace after a joint news conference in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Union is “prepared for the worst, but hopes for the best”, European Council president Donald Tusk has told a press conference at the conc(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and European chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier during a  council on article 50 negotiations   at the European Commission in Brussels. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The EU could reject Theresa May’s request for an extension to Britain’s membership this week unless she presents a plan to break the impasse at Westmi(...)

British prime minister  Theresa May speaks in Parliament after a no-deal Brexit was rejected in a vote on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Reuters TV

Now Theresa. As far as that new extension in Westminster is concerned, don’t be doing anything mad. Go in just under the planning guidelines. Nothing(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan: ‘I believe that it is important a strong bond of working together between the PSNI in Northern Ireland, outside of the EU, and the Garda Síochána here continues.’ File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has expressed hope that Britain will maintain extradition arrangements with the European Union in the wake of Br(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Ireland and the EU had been united throughout the process. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney has predicted that the European Parliament will not ratify a withdrawal agreement without a b(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at official opening of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility at the UCC Environmental Research Institute Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he is confident that if the British government was to show any movement on its approach to Brexit, then the European U(...)

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