Delaying Brexit by extending the Article 50 exit process makes sense, Mr Trojan said, but only if Westminster votes for the EU-UK divorce deal on March 12th and needs “a couple of months” to ratify the agreement. Photograph: iStock

The only way out of the contentious Northern Ireland backstop is for the UK to opt for a much softer Brexit, former European Commission secretary gene(...)

A former Border post between the Republic and Northern Ireland, in Carrickarnon. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

If the UK leaves the EU a “hard” Border is inevitable. The key question is where? The Democratic Unionist Party objects to it being “in the Irish Sea”(...)

A security alert in 2009 in south Armagh on the Border near the village of Forkhill. The  Border meanders for 499km

Notions of a high-tech unseen border are a pipe dream or smokescreen, Brexiteer promises of a soft border almost worthless. British prime minister The(...)