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(Left to right) British Labour Party peer  Lord Adonis with  Fianna Fáil foreign affairs spokesman  Darragh O’Brien; former British deputy prime minister and  Liberal Democrat leader Sir Nick Clegg; former Conservative deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine and and Fianna Fáil Brexit spokesman Stephen Donnelly in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Sinn Féin MPs should not take their seats in Westminster to stop Brexit because it would be “incredibly difficult” for others in parliament be on the (...)

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(...)

O’Connell Street during last year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He banished snakes from the country but people attending St Patrick’s Day parades around Ireland this weekend may well wish our patron saint had focus(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley: she  announced that the British government would consider “different arrangements” to devolution until an executive is restored.  Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Laws and treaties are rarely repealed, annulled or loudly declared dead. They simply lapse into abeyance and fade away. The same is now happening in c(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is interviewed by Evan Smith, CEO of Texas Tribune at the SXSW festival in Austin Texas. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed claims that people crossing the Irish border would have to pre-register after Brexit. Speaking from the US, whe(...)

The leaders of the two main political parties in Northern Ireland have not received an invitation to the annual event, which takes place in the East Room of the White House on Thursday evening. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald and DUP leader Arlene Foster have not been invited to the White House St Patrick’s Day reception, but Gerry Adam(...)

Lot 9, estimated at £700-£900 (€786-€1,010), is a pencil-drawn cartoon that appeared in ‘Punch’ magazine

“Do collectors who start with one first edition, one Penny Black, or one Ferrari, have any idea of where it’s going to end?” The question is posed by(...)

The forensic tent, covering the bench where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found, is repositioned by officials in protective suits in the centre of Salisbury. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Britain’s home secretary has described the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, using a nerve agent as a “br(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May leaving Downing Street. She has  acknowledged that economic independence would come at a cost in terms of EU market access. Photograph: Will Oliver

The European Union’s latest draft negotiating guidelines are a flat rejection of Theresa May’s proposal for a flexible model of regulatory alignment a(...)

Police near a forensic tent where Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found  unconscious. Photograph: Getty

British counter-terrorism police have taken over the investigation into the suspected poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter, as (...)

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