A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

President of the European Council, Donald Tusk,  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on March 27th, 2019. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk has urged the European Parliament to be open to a long Brexit extension and not to ignore the “increasing(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) with Diane Dodds MEP and Nigel Dodds MP after meeting  Leo Varadkar at the Irish Government residence in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended European Council president Donald Tusk over his comments about there being “a special place in hell” for those who(...)

EU Council President Donald Tusk and  Leo Varadkar gesture as they give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

To Hell and Back . . . Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to meet EU leaders including president of the European Council Donald Tusk. His co(...)

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Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley Jr delivers a speech during the annual DUP party conference at La Mon House on November 25th, 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

DUP MP Ian Paisley has urged the Republic to take a more mature approach to Brexit. “If the Republic of Ireland is going to keep shouting at our Bord(...)

Swedish police officers near the scene where a truck crashed into a department store in central Stockholm. Photograph: EPA

The European Union and countries across the continent offered Sweden support and solidarity on Friday following what the Swedish government said appea(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the negotiations on the future trading relationship between the UK and EU would take longer than two years. He said there “will be a need for transitional arrangements” after the March 2019 deadline for Britain’s departure. Photograph:  Tiziana Fabitiziana/Getty Images

The Government is to set out its priorities for the forthcoming Brexit negotiations in a “consolidated paper” which it will publish before the EU agre(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan has said he is personally saddened by Brexit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is personally saddened by the impending departure of the UK from the European Union. The B(...)

Senior former European politicians including former taoiseach John Bruton have written to EU leaders urging bold actions in advance of a pre-Brexit summit this week. Photograph: David Sleator

A group of senior former European politicians, including former taoiseach John Bruton and former European Commission president Jacques Delors, have wr(...)

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