Taoiseach Leo Varadkar following a meeting with Swedish prime minister in Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not understand how customs checks between Ireland and Northern Ireland can be avoided under the proposed deal (...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson attends the final day of the annual Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Oli Scarff / AFP

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has warned that British prime minister Boris Johnson’s proposals to replace the backstop should not be dismissed. They (...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab at the parliamentary committee on Wednesday. “You have a unionist parliament as well as a Conservative and unionist government,” he said.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Britain has warned the European Union that a no-deal Brexit is the only alternative to Theresa May’s proposal for partial membership of the single mar(...)

 Secretary of State for the Department of Exiting the European Union David Davis (right). In a statement on Sunday, the UK’s department for exiting the European Union said intense work had been underway to prepare for formal talks on the UK’s future relationship with the EU

The British government is planning to publish a series of position papers on Brexit, including its plans for the Irish Border, starting next week, in (...)