Britain’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer: “Legal certainty is now needed.” Photograph: Darren Staples

Theresa May has told MPs that a “backstop” arrangement to avoid a hard border in Ireland will be part of Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the Europ(...)

A House of Commons committee says the British government’s intention to be outside the customs union and single market but require no Border infrastructure is ‘unprecedented’.

There is “no evidence to suggest that, right now, an invisible border is possible” between the North and the Republic after Brexit, a House of Commons(...)

Ian Paisley jnr MP member of  Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, which  concluded it was impossible to predict the impact of Brexit on the North without knowing what kind of EU trade deal Britain would secure. Photograph: PA Wire

If Brexit happens, Britain and Ireland could negotiate a bilateral deal giving special status to Irish citizens in the UK – but only with the approva(...)

First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter  Robinson has  expressed “suspicion” that senior republicans such as Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness received official British guarantees that they would never face prosecution for alleged involvement in actions such as the killings of Jean McConville and Frank Hegarty. Photograph: Will Oliver/PA Wire

The comfort letters issued to the so-called republican on-the-runs (OTR) must be declared “null and void” so that pledges of non-prosecution should ha(...)