“We don’t want to nix it, we want to fix it and we will work with our EU partners to do it,” Boris Johnson said. Photograph: Andrew Matthews / POOL / AFP

Boris Johnson has dismissed the risk of retaliation from the European Union after his government announced plans to unilaterally rip-up the central el(...)

Expert barristers  have stated they do not expect the decision to personally benefit murderer Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland lives in a perpetual data rights Groundhog Day. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling this week that phone data was wrongly gathered as e(...)

Poland and Hungary had challenged the so-called conditionality mechanism, which makes receipt of EU funding conditional on the recipient continuing to respect the rule of law and other principles in the European treaties. Photograph: iStock

Poland has accused Europe’s highest court of “blackmail” for backing measures to freeze funding to countries that breach key principles of EU members(...)

British foreign secretary Liz Truss says she is prepared to work night and day to negotiate a solution. Photograph: Aaron Chown/ PA Wire

The European Union and the Irish Government have brushed off a threat from British foreign secretary Liz Truss to trigger article 16 of the Northern I(...)

British foreign secretary Liz Truss: In the Sunday Telegraph, she  describes the problems with the protocol as “myriad and manifest” but most of those she listed could be eased by the EU’s current proposals.  Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Liz Truss’s Sunday Telegraph article on the Northern Ireland protocol provoked just the reaction she will have hoped for, with most reports focusing o(...)

Amid questions over parties at Downing Street and the refurbishment of his private flat, Boris Johnson has suffered an astonishing reversal of fortune. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Boris Johnson goes into the new year with his premiership in real jeopardy for the first time since he won an 80-seat majority for the Conservatives i(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Liz Truss is taking over the Brexit minister role vacated by  David Frost. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Britain’s foreign secretary Liz Truss will become lead negotiator in talks on the Northern Ireland protocol following David Frost’s resignation as Bre(...)

David Frost: Believes that the only way that Britain can prosper outside the EU is by cutting taxes and regulation and abandoning the European social model.  Photograph: Getty Images

David Frost’s resignation has deepened the crisis surrounding Boris Johnson’s leadership and introduced a potentially dangerous element of uncertainty(...)

A senior British official characterised dropping Britain’s demand on the ECJ as a response to the European Commission’s move to change EU rules so that the supply of medicines to Northern Ireland can be guaranteed. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Britain has dropped its demand that the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) must be removed from the Northern Ireland protocol in its negotia(...)

The Data Protection Commission’s sclerotic approach to taking decisions rankles in the EU – and globally too. Photograph: Getty

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) is clearly under siege. Negative global and Irish press coverage has accrued in recent weeks, alongside cri(...)

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