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Gerry Fitt enjoyed sitting on the terrace during summer evenings waving great glasses of gin and tonic at the passing boats and crying “It’s free! It’s all free”. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Catching the barman’s eye as we lifted ourselves on to a couple of stools in the Lords Bar, I asked for a gin and tonic and the baroness ordered a pin(...)

Boris Johnson says it is time for the negotiations to move on to the future relationship between Britain and the European Union. Photograph: Jack Taylor

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has warned British prime minister Theresa May against agreeing to any special arrangement for Northern Ireland(...)

Irish citizens living in Britain could be at risk of losing their right to live, work, rent private accommodation and avail of healthcare services in a post-Brexit UK, a new report warns. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

Irish citizens living in Britain could be at risk of losing their right to live, work, rent private accommodation and avail of healthcare services in (...)

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson departs Downing Street after a meeting to discuss the  possibility of additional money for the Brexit “divorce bill”. Photograph: Jack Taylor

Conservative MPs have warned Theresa May against increasing Britain’s offer on the Brexit divorce bill as the prime minister met senior cabinet minist(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May,and  Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon: the two are meeting in a bid to break their deadlock over Brexit. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It was an uplifting afternoon in the House of Commons for Remainers, with stirring speeches from opposition MPs and Conservative rebels. Ken Clarke’s (...)

Buster the Boxer: our ideas will give the John Lewis Christmas ad a run for its money

Halloween is over. The whimsical Christmas ads are about to start, and The Irish Times wants to steal a march on the season by selling some ideas to T(...)

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis talks with a member of staff as he leaves his office in Downing Street. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Britain expects to agree a “basic deal” on leaving the European Union, even if the article 50 negotiations end in failure, David Davis has told a par(...)

A pro-EU demonstrator outside the houses of parliament in central London against the first vote on a Bill to end Britain’s membership of the EU. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Britain and the European Union have postponed their next round of Brexit negotiations for a week to “allow more time for consultation”. Britain’s Depa(...)

Former garda Stephen Cooper was jailed for three years for a string of offences. Photograph: Collins Courts.

When is an assault not an assault? It’s generally accepted that a two footed tackle in a football match doesn’t count as assault. Similarly, if you (...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond said on Friday that Britain would seek a transition arrangement lasting up to three years after Brexit. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/Reuters

The British government has ruled out moving the Border to the Irish Sea after Brexit by imposing customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain. (...)

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