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The UK cabinet is perceived to be divided between those who want Britain to set its own regulatory course after Brexit, and those   who favour remaining in close alignment with the EU

Theresa May will tell MPs today that the UK intends to negotiate and sign new trade deals during a transition period after it leaves the European Unio(...)

File image of former Ukip leader Nigel Farage at a debate on the progress of the Brexit talks, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,  France. File photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage, the former leader of Ukip, has bemoaned being “53, separated and skint” in an interview, saying “there’s no money in politics”. In a ne(...)

The government suffers its first defeat over the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill after MPs support a Tory rebel amendment for a “meaningful vote” on any Brexit deal. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May maintains she is still on course to deliver Brexit after Wednesday’s humiliating defeat in the House of Commons on the EU (Withdrawal) Bi(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The timetable for negotiating Brexit will be “very compressed” following Wednesday night’s defeat for the government in the House of Commons, Brexit s(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: Nothing that commits the EU to a specific Brexit time period. Photograph: The Irish Times

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU could take four to five years, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. He told the Dáil on T(...)

A Guinness truck at St James’s Gate, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Diageo faces a double blow that will cost it tens of millions if Brexit forces border controls between the Republic and Northern Ireland and damages i(...)

Michel Barnier speaks  in the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The European Parliament urged European Union leaders on Wednesday to allow the next phase of EU negotiations to start, backing a motion that recognise(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds a press  conference in Dublin on Friday morning after the European Commission announced that “sufficient progress” has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Relief was already a welcome guest at the table as the Cabinet sat down for its Christmas dinner in the National Gallery, next door to Leinster House,(...)

Deal means North will not be separated ‘constitutionally, politically, economically or regulatory from the rest of the United Kingdom’, said Arlene Foster. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster said in a statement on Friday “We cautioned the prime minister about proceeding with this agreeme(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar explains a point after a meeting  the prime minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte in Dublin on Wednesday night. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister Theresa May is facing a race against time to progress the Brexit talks and resolve deadlock over the Irish border which threate(...)

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