A proposal may emerge from the negotiating “tunnel” where Northern Ireland still could remain fully part of the UK customs union. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Should the proposed Brexit compromise for the Border survive the scrutiny of EU technocrats wary of an untidy, highly complex, bespoke solution for No(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

DUP opposition to a potential solution to the Brexit deadlock hardened last night as the EU and UK warned there was still a significant amount of work(...)

 Boris Johnson:  he wants to do lots of deals, not least with the US. But the logic of the promised close relationship with the EU means that deals with other countries become much harder

Why did Johnson perform the mother of all U-turns? We might ponder the mindset of Theresa May as the deal that finished her premiership makes a return(...)

File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson told his cabinet on Sunday a last-minute Brexit deal was still possible but there was significant work to be done(...)

Billy Hutchinson  told the conference the PUP believed “a deal will be done” on Brexit. Photograph: Twitter/@OfficialPUP

An all-embracing unionist forum is urgently needed in response to calls for a Border poll on Irish unity, delegates at the Progressive Unionist Party’(...)

British prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: From the optimism of both after meeting, it seems Brexit has reached a turning point. Photograph: Noel Mullen/ Irish Government Press Office

Tragedy follows a simple structure: a series of events build towards a climax, followed by a turning point which changes the fate of the protagonists,(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting UK prime minister Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel, on The Wirral, Cheshire on Thursday, ahead of private talks in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar previously said that once an agreement was reached on how the UK would leave the EU, Ireland would be its greatest supporter in(...)

Leo Varadkar with Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel in Cheshire. Photograph: PA Wire

Leo’s green and pleasant performance in Cheshire should boost flagging spirits in Fine Gael, where the mood is not as chipper as some would like it to(...)

A loyalist mural on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, as leaders of the UDA confirmed it had decommissioned all weapons under its control

Twenty-five years on, Gary McMichael, who led the Ulster Democratic Party when loyalist paramilitaries declared a ceasefire, believes that a generatio(...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says that he had a ‘constructive meeting’ with British Brexit envoy Stephen Barclay on Friday. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Suddenly, in the space of a few hours, everything changed. When Taoiseach Leo Varadkar emerged from his lengthy meeting with British prime minister B(...)

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