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“The problem that the Brexiteers most relentlessly ignored has come to determine the entire shape of their project”

Let’s not understate the import of what Ireland has just achieved. It has not just secured an outcome that minimises the damage of Brexit on this isla(...)

British prime minister Theresa May attends a news conference at the European Commission building in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Bloomberg

The final wording of the agreement between the UK and the EU negotiators preserves the promise of full regulatory alignment between North and South, a(...)

 Britain’s secretary of state for Brexit  David Davis (left), Britain’s prime minister Theresa May (second left), European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (second right)and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (right) meet at the European Commission in Brussels, on Friday morning. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a deal reached this morning between the UK and the EU Brexit negotiating team contains a “politically bullet-proof” agreem(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis: Told a select committee 53 sectoral analyses  he had previously described as “excruciatingly” detailed on the impact of leaving the EU on the British economy, did not actually exist. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has said she remains confident that a Brexit deal can be agreed in time for next week’s summit, telling MPs that “(...)

Nigel Dodds, DUP deputy leader:  “The Irish Republic would suffer far worse economically from no trade deal than the United Kingdom. ” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The DUP has accused the Taoiseach of playing a “dangerous game” with the Republic of Ireland’s economy. On Wednesday DUP deputy leader and Westminste(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May as she spoke during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) session in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May has said the British government will ensure the Brexit deal will not involve a hard border in Ireland. She said(...)

Taoiseach said  he had maintained a “studied silence’’ on Monday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he absolutely accepts the British prime minister wants an agreement on the post-Brexit Border and was acting in good f(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with DUP leader Arlene Foster wh spoke by telephone on Wednesday as efforts continue to rescue a deal on the Border arrangements after Brexit.  Photograph: Daniel Leal Olivas/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke to British prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to break the impasse in the Brexit talks. Ms (...)

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has called on European leaders to give an immediate go-ahead to talks on post-Brexit trade relations, rather t(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis: “The presumption of the discussion was that everything we talked about applied to the whole United Kingdom,” he said. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May sought on Tuesday night to rescue a deal on Brexit by promising that any “regulatory alignment” with the European Union would apply to the(...)

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