Norway is not a member of the European Union but has access to Europe’s lucrative single market via its membership in the European Economic Area. Photograph: Getty Images

Norway could block the UK if it tries to rejoin the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the small club of nations that has access to the EU single(...)

‘Given the Irish are the oldest migrant group in British society, there is no obvious political or popular will to exclude them from the country.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

We have been here before. This is the not the first time that the rash actions of a prime minister have raised the question of the future of Irish peo(...)

Irelan’d MEPs might soon have the opportunity to conduct their parliamentary business through Irish as a result of Brexit.  Photograph: Getty Images

Irish MEPs might have to brush up on their Irish language skills after it was claimed that English would no longer retain its status as a working lang(...)

European Commission president Jean- Claude Juncker (centre) hugs Jonathan Hill (R), Britain’s EU Commissioner for Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, at the start of a special meeting of the European Commission on Brexit in Brussels.  Looking on is Spanish EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy, Miguel Arias Canete. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The next move is London’s. It falls to the British government to decide when to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, which will set the exit proc(...)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon: her party could get a referendum through Holyrood even if all the unionist parties were opposed. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

The UK referendum vote was decisively won, but for Scotland and Northern Ireland it raises a multitude of questions. It may also be a legal struggle. (...)

As an island country operating one of world’s biggest international air routes between London and Dublin, Ireland is particularly exposed as Britain seeks to ensure easy access to the EU common aviation area. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The British referendum has triggered not only a political and economic crisis for Ireland’s bilateral relationship with Britain. It also has profound (...)

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a live TV debate  in London, England. Photograph: Handout/Getty Images

The EU must change “dramatically” if the UK remains a member after Thursday’s referendum, British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted. Mr Corbyn(...)

Antiques dealer John McGrane pictured in his Gormanston, Co Meath premises. Photograph: Dave Meehan

John McGrane is the founder and owner of Delvin Farm Country Antiques in Gormanston, Co Meath. He will retire tomorrow  after 40 years in the bu(...)

Conservative MP Conor Burns, who supports the Leave side in the June 23rd Brexit vote, says the UK’s relationship with Ireland is probably the closest it has with any government and there would be no need for this to be altered seriously in the case of  a Brexit. File photograph: Conorburns.com

Although Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned a departure by Britain from the European Union would prompt the reintroduction of Border controls, Conservati(...)

Changes negotiated by David Cameron span four main areas – greater power for national parliaments, more protection for non-euro zone member states, economic competitiveness and limits on in-work benefits paid to migrants and index-linked child benefit payments. Photograph: Getty Images

In Brussels the mood is one of quiet apprehension in the EU’s institutions as they await the result of the UK’s decision on whether it will stay or le(...)

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