We have a cunning plan, say the EU and the UK about what could be a Blackadder Brexit. File photograph: BBC

This could be a Blackadder Brexit. We have a cunning plan, say the EU and the UK. Baldrick is not at the helm but the many unanswered questions in th(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  said the risk of a no-deal Brexit was, in some ways, a negotiating tactic. File photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he believes a no-deal Brexit is now less likely, but that Ireland would back an extension request from Boris Johnson in th(...)

Boris Johnson, Leo Varadkar and Angela Merkel: smiling today,  but what about tomorrow? Photograph: PA Wire

For the Irish economy, the Brexit deal done between the EU and UK presents two tantalising possibilities – one short term while the other concerns the(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/PA Wire

So what the hell has happened now with Brexit? EU and UK negotiators have agreed a final deal in Brussels that would allow the UK to leave the EU – p(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. File photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The DUP has said further work is required on UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal as gaps remain over what they can sign up to, following tal(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, last Tuesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/AFP/Getty Images.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said a Brexit deal is still possible this week, despite the DUP hardening its opposition to a potential solution to the dea(...)

A loyalist mural on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, as leaders of the UDA confirmed it had decommissioned all weapons under its control

Twenty-five years on, Gary McMichael, who led the Ulster Democratic Party when loyalist paramilitaries declared a ceasefire, believes that a generatio(...)

A disused Irish border vehicle registration and customs facilitation office outside Dundalk. File photograph: Paul  Faith/AFP/Getty Images

What is Boris Johnson’s new Brexit plan for the Irish Border? The British prime minister is proposing a new plan that would allow the United Kingdom (...)

MPs at Westminister have passed a Bill stating that abortion will be decriminalised in Northern Ireland unless Stormont is restored by October 21st. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Church leaders have called on the political parties to reconvene the Stormont Assembly to prevent the introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland nex(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin with anti-abortion activists at the Rally for Life in Dublin on July 6th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Westminster has acted “in an unprecedented way” in its bid to introduce abortion in Northern Ireland, which will have “a devastating impact” on the ri(...)

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