Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “I do not underestimate the difficulties and challenges that face both sets of negotiators.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is hopeful of a Brexit deal being agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union as long as the two sid(...)

Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost   in Brussels on Monday. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty

It can seem that negotiations for a trade deal between the EU and UK have been going on forever. But in fact, they have been conducted at record speed(...)

Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost   arrives in Brussels on Sunday  for Brexit talks with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP Photo

Negotiators are locked in intense discussions in Brussels in a final heave to reach agreement on trade relations between the European Union and its fo(...)

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier walks to a conference centre in central London  as talks continue on a trade deal between the EU and the UK. Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP

Brexit has long had an almost unique ability to unite the European Union. But tensions arose both between member states, and between national governme(...)

Serious differences remain between the two sides over the most contentious issues of how to share fish stocks, how to arbitrate any future disagreements, and how to ensure fair competition between companies. Photograph: iStock

Britain is seeking to strip European Union fishermen of 80 per cent of the fish quota they currently catch in waters that fall under its exclusive eco(...)

Michel Barnier: “significant divergences persist” between Brussels and London. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/AFP

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said “significant divergences persist” between the two sides as he travelled to London f(...)

The British financial industry had hoped to retain its so-called passport. Photograph: iStock

British financial firms must set up shop in the European Union or expect disruption on January 1st, the European Commission has warned, as it is unlik(...)

Sir William Gregory: not the villain as commonly portrayed

Recent performances by the Druid Theatre of the plays of Lady Augusta Gregory have reminded us how talented a figure she was. George Bernard Shaw once(...)

 EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier and  entourage: There is dismay that London has dragged the intractable Northern Irish issue back into the talks. Photograph: Neil Hall

It was widely expected in Brussels that Britain would up the ante ahead of this week’s round of talks with the European Union. Declarations about sove(...)

Cabinet office minister Michael Gove has expressed concerns about  ‘limited progress’ in the implementation of parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement by EU member states. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Britain has written to the European Commission to express concerns about “limited progress” in the implementation of parts of the Brexit withdrawal ag(...)

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