Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee. File photo. Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The EU Commission would consider a three-month delay to Brexit only if it breaks the deadlock over a divorce deal, Minister of State for European Affa(...)

Michel Barnier: his focus this week will be solely on completing the draft.  Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney on Monday welcomed the “rock-solid solidarity” manifested by EU ministers in Brussels at their(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels this week ahead of the summit to meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

European affairs ministers will hear a first strongly supportive response from EU capitals to the Brexit withdrawal agreement when they meet in Brusse(...)

Demonstrators in Albert Square in Manchester. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Despite an upbeat welcome in Brussels for the UK’s White Paper, the 27 EU member states have been warned to step up their contingency planning for a B(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said that it was “the lead department on Brexit but across all the departments work is being done so that Ireland is prepared for all scenarios”.   Photograph: Brian O’Leary/

Government departments have been asked to provide contingency plans, including possible emergency legislation, in the event that the EU and UK do not (...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: text on first phase of Brexit talks “means, essentially, protecting the status quo”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The text of what was agreed between the European Commission and Britain on the initial phase of the Brexit process is what should be heeded rather tha(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is understood to have been lobbying hard to attract key agencies to Dublin post-Brexit at last week’s European summit. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu

The Government believes there is little chance of securing the headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and has now switched lobbying effor(...)

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: says pace of “divorce” talks inadequate. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

EU European affairs ministers on Tuesday made clear that it will be December at the earliest before the EU will talk to the UK about trade and their (...)

EC vice-president Frans Timmermans. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

EU ministers have given strong support to the European Commission’s attempts to persuade Poland to row back on plans to politicise its judiciary. Com(...)

Theresa May has promised to invoke article 50 by the end of March. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Twenty-seven EU leaders met in Brussels without Britain late on Thursday night to work out arrangements for negotiating Brexit next year after Theresa(...)

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