Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will today begin a tour of three European capitals to discuss Brexit and other issues. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will today begin a tour of three European capitals to discuss Brexit and other issues, amid signs of continuing division betwee(...)

 Virtually none of a multimillion euro Government fund set up last year to encourage the use of greener buses  has been spent.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Virtually none of a multimillion euro Government fund set up last year to encourage the use of greener buses in Ireland’s cities and towns has been sp(...)

TV host Andrew Marr and Brexit secretary Dominic Raab: Mr Raab described reports the government was planning to stockpile food and drugs as unhelpful but did not deny them. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA

Britain’s Brexit secretary has condemned as irresponsible a warning from the European Commission about the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on Eur(...)

Pipe sections for  Nord Stream 2: Gazprom  plans to open the taps at the Russian end of the 1,200km-long pipeline in late 2019. Photograph: Jens Köhler/ullstein bild via Getty Images

Lubmin is a picturesque resort on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast that boasts a long stretch of sandy beach bordered by soft dunes and a lush pine forest. (...)

Chief EU negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier: has gently demolished Theresa May’s Chequers proposal. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

One of the most tumultuous fortnights in recent British political history ended on Friday with Theresa May doubling down on her opposition to the EU’s(...)

British prime minister Theresa May in Belfast on July 20th: her administration can resemble the final days of Brian Cowen’s chaotic, disintegrating government. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/WPA Pool/Getty

If, as Simon Coveney said, last week was a good one for Brexit with the Chequers deal, the resignations of the Cabinet Brexiteers and publication of t(...)

The European Court of Justice: The EU says that it has a “number of concerns” about the independence of members of Ireland’s Marine Casualty Investigation Board. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has referred Ireland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to uphold EU law on “impartial” investigations of marine incidents(...)

If there is a no-deal Brexit,  Britain will leave the EU and all its accompanying regulations and treaties,  including in the area of air travel. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ Bloomberg

For many in the aviation industry and in Europe, the Taoiseach’s comment that UK planes “would not fly” in the event of a no-deal Brexit was nothing m(...)

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier chats with Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney ahead of a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

There is an urgent need to see progress on the Irish backstop in the next month, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. S(...)

After Brexit, the UK will no longer be included in the EU-US Open Skies agreement, which revolutionised aviation.

Flights from UK carriers will not be permitted to land in the Republic in the event of a hard Brexit unless a separate deal to cover aviation is struc(...)

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