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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, European Council president Donald Tusk and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Yves Herman/File Photo/Reuters

“Until April 12th, anything is possible,” European Council president Donald Tusk said of the Brexit process on Friday. Summing up the EU’s summit in (...)

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(...)

British prime minister Theresa May ahead of the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European Union leaders have agreed to postpone Britain’s departure by almost two months until May 22nd if MPs at Westminster approve British prime min(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May is greeted by president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

In approving Theresa May’s request for a short unconditional extension to April 12th EU leaders have effectively done no more than kick the can down t(...)

Travel advisers report a hesitation in bookings as prospective holidaymakers await a formal political agreement. Photograph:  Reuters/ Ints Kalnins

Brexit represents “the biggest and most unknown threat” to the travel industry, members of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have been told. (...)

A man with painted EU and British flags on his face is seen ahead of a EU Summit in Brussels. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Where are we now? On Wednesday, British prime minister Theresa May signalled formally to the EU that she wished to extend the Article 50 process , de(...)

Leaders attend a European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/Pool via Reuters

EU leaders have agreed an unconditional extension until April 12th to the UK Brexit negotiating process. Should British prime minister Theresa May s(...)

Ivan Rogers: ‘I do think a general election is becoming more likely.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The future state of Anglo-Irish relations is a “major worry” due to exhaustive Brexit negotiations and tensions over the Northern Ireland backstop, a (...)

By bowing to pressure from the Brexiteers to rule out a long extension of the Article 50 process, British prime minister Theresa May has clearly put party – and her own survival – before the British national interest. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/ AFP/Getty Images

It is hard to keep count of the number of about-turns which UK prime minister Theresa May has made during the Brexit talks, but her latest is one of t(...)

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