Traffic on the M2 into Belfast: the people of Northern Ireland endure a daily torture of ridiculous sea border stories. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

British officials have been speaking anonymously to the Politico website about setting up what one called “the batsh*t House of Cards bureaucracy” of (...)

 Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new preclearance/visa scheme is being introduced to ensure that non-EEA family members of UK nationals seeking to move to the Republic next year can(...)

Syrian refugees rest inside a temporary accommodation centre in Kokkinotrimithia,  20km from the Cypriot capital Nicosia,  on November 5th. Photograph: Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP

The number of unauthorised immigrants living in Europe has increased by up to a million in the last five years, but appears to have peaked in 2016 bef(...)

 The case stems from an EU inquiry after Apple chief executive Tim Cook told a US Senate subcommittee in May 2013 that his group paid an effective tax rate of below 2% in Ireland over the previous decade. Photograph: Bloomberg

A lawyer for Apple has rejected claims by the European Commission that its alleged sweetheart tax deal with Ireland was partly designed to give the iP(...)

A video grab  shows Labour MP Margaret Beckett speaking as MPs put forward their motions for the indicative votes on alternative options for Brexit. Photograph:  HO/PRU/AFP

Few at Westminster believe Theresa May has the numbers to win a majority for the withdrawal agreement on Friday. But her government hopes to frame the(...)

Lorries bound for Europe at Dover Port in Kent: 53 per cent of Irish goods exports with the rest of the world, not including Britain, pass through the UK in terms of volume. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Potential post-Brexit restrictions on Irish freight passing through the UK will be eased after Britain signed up to an international agreement coverin(...)

Effigies of UK politicians: ESRI says if the UK left leaves the EU without a deal, growth in Ireland may be cut to 2.6 per cent from an otherwise 4.2 per cent. Photograph: Andy Rain

A no-deal Brexit could almost halve Irish economic growth next year, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned. In its latest econ(...)

Comic capers: “The terms and conditions of Brexit now look like they were written by the Marx Brothers.” File photograph: Getty Images

Liechtenstein! As in the mountaintop microstate of 37,877 people. To appreciate the state that the whole Brexit project is likely to arrive at in(...)

Norway has large fishing and agricultural industries and forms its own policy over these sectors by remaining outside the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy or Common Agricultural Policy. File photograph: iStock

Why is the Norway model a potential option for the United Kingdom? “Norway” has been floated as a possible “plan B” for Brexit because of the level o(...)

Photograph: iStock

European car sales rose a marginal 0.6 per cent in May from the same month a year ago after posting robust growth the previous month, industry data sh(...)

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