The networks will not only be free for users but, under the rules of the scheme, must also be free of advertising and free of personal data harvesting. Photograph: iStock

A new initiative from the European Commission could see free wifi hotspots developed in libraries, museums, public parks and squares, providing vouch(...)

Taoiseach  has rejected  suggestion that people  crossing the Border would have to pre-register. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Neither of the two border models being primarily considered for post-Brexit Ireland would create a frictionless border on the island, says a Swedish c(...)

Brexit: the Commons committee says London has made little progress on the problem of how to maintain an open Irish Border if the UK leaves the customs union and single market. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The UK should consider remaining in the European Union beyond March 2019 to allow more time to resolve issues such as the future of the Border, the H(...)

 British ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow  was summoned to the Russian foreign ministry amid escalating tension over the alleged poisoning case. Photograph: EPA/Yuri  Kochetkov

As Tuesday night’s deadline approached, nobody in Westminster expected Russia to offer any explanation of last week’s attack in Salisbury that would s(...)

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage MEP (left) speaks to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a debate on the guidelines on the framework of future EU-UK relations at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

The UK will come to regret its decision to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said. Address(...)

The M1 motorway between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You won’t have to pre-register to cross the Irish Border after Brexit. Under any Brexit scenario, the continuation of the common travel area (CTA) b(...)

Demonstrators hold posters linking Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico to the mafia during an anti-government rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Friday. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Slovakia’s embattled prime minister Robert Fico has held talks to stabilise his fractious coalition government, amid growing domestic and internationa(...)

A new report disputed the British government’s claim the terms of the Withdrawal Bill would not result in a loss of rights. Photograph: Getty Images

Any diminution of rights as a result of Brexit would undermine the British government’s credibility and threaten peace in Northern Ireland, a group of(...)

 British  chancellor Philip Hammond. “If it could be done with Canada or the US…it could be done with the UK – the EU’s closest financial services partner by far.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer will on Wednesday appeal to European Union states to abandon their resistance to including financial services in(...)

Concerns are mounting across the western world over national-security risks tied to foreign investment, particularly by China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

The European Union may beef up a plan to screen foreign investments as China’s pursuit of acquisitions abroad fosters political unease in the bloc, ac(...)

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