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Donald Tusk: EU has agreed a three-month flexible Brexit extension for the UK. Photograph: EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

EU ambassadors have agreed to accept the UK’s request for a Brexit “flextension” until January 31st 2020, European Council president Donald Tusk has s(...)

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic, who  will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph:  Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Balkan leaders have been invited to Brussels amid concern over their countries’ prospects for membership of the European Union, following the bloc’s d(...)

A Garda forensic officer is seen inside a truck cab seized at Dublin Port on Saturday. Police in Essex are keen to interview the Irish driver of this cab as part of their investigation into who transported the trailer in which 39 migrants died to the Belgian Port of Zeebrugge. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

UK Police Officers investigating the deaths of 39 people found in a lorry trailer in Essex are expected to visit Ireland in the coming days to questio(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said the Brexit referendum result ‘was not for a Great Britain Brexit, it was for a United Kingdom Brexit.’ Photograph: Getty

The protection of the union between Northern Ireland and Great Britain will be the only criteria by which the DUP will consider any amendment to the B(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster speaking at the party’s annual conference at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Without change to the UK-European Union Brexit deal the DUP will not support the British government, party leader Arlene Foster insisted at her party’(...)

DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly said Jeremy Corbyn posed an existential threat to the union. Photograph: Getty Images

The DUP too often has played into its “enemies’ hands” and too often the challenges facing the party are of its own making, the South Belfast MP Emma (...)

On Monday, just days before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, British prime minister Boris Johnson will make what appears a doomed attempt to force a general election. Photograph: Paul Grover/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

The stage is set for yet another day of inconclusive farce at Westminster on Monday when, just days before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, Britis(...)

A trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom is unlikely to be completed before the deadline at the end of next year, Irish European Commissioner Phil Hogan has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom is unlikely to be completed before the deadline at the end of next year, Irish European(...)

Leo Varadkar on Brexit: ‘Members are deciding, making sure that the kids are looked after, deciding the financial settlement that type of thing’. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime. Mr Varadkar was taking part in a phone-in show on Irish radio (...)

Bertie Ahern: ‘Talking through it, what are the meanings, clarifying it, understanding how it might work in practice – all of these things are helpful.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The EU and UK need to clarify “the lines of demarcation” on how the Brexit Border solution will work to ease concerns of Northern Ireland’s loyalists,(...)

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