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Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned that that the chances of a disorderly Brexit have never been higher. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/AP

The prospect of a chaotic no-deal Brexit is growing greater by the day. Unless the British parliament manages to assert itself in a way it has singula(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley during a press conference at Stormont in Belfast in April. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Talks at Stormont aimed at reviving the powersharing institutions have been going on now for nine weeks with little sign of real progress. The best th(...)

Boris Johnson insists he is not bluffing about being prepared to leave the EU without a deal. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Pool via Bloomberg

MPs at Westminster could use a Northern Ireland Bill on Monday to block Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit in (...)

Labour MP Stella Creasy is to table an amendment to the NI (Executive Formation) Bill seeking to extend access to abortion to Northern Ireland. File photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

A Catholic bishop in Northern Ireland has called on people there to contact their MPs “urgently” to oppose an attempt in the House of Commons on Monda(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley is to meet the North’s political parties today to review progress in the Stormont talks, amid declining hopes(...)

 Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs during the European anthem ahead of the inaugural session at the European Parliament. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs during the playing of the European anthem at a ceremony to mark the opening of the European (...)

Conservative Party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt delivers a speech on his Brexit plan  in London, England. Photograph: Frank Augstein – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Conservative leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has said he would abandon talks with the European Union at the end of September if he sees no prospect o(...)

(From left) First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, minister for the cabinet office David Lidington and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference a British Irish Council  summit meeting in Manchester. Photograph: PA

The new British prime minster will get a “fair hearing” from the European Union but the current Brexit deal and the backstop, the insurance policy to (...)

IConservative party leadership contender Boris Johnsonat the Wight Shipyard Company at Venture Quay on the Isle of Wight on Thursday. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has told senior Conservatives that if they are to serve in his cabinet then they will have to sign up to leaving the EU on October 31st,(...)

Michael Davitt (above) named Martin Hanley Carey  among inmates who became ‘oblivious to their sufferings from temporary insanity’. Photograph:  Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Most Leaving Cert students will remember the Franco-Prussian war as the one started by a telegram, the Ems Dispatch. But as a commemoration in Dublin (...)

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