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British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker  at the European Commission in Brussels. Photograph: Getty Images

High-level Brexit talks between the EU and the UK will resume on Wednesday in Brussels following a breakdown on Monday, which has jeopardised next we(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney  at Government Press Centre on Monday evening. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is “disappointed and surprised” the British government was not in a position to conclude an agreement it had reache(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a Brexit press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he is “surprised and disappointed” the British government was unable to conclude a deal he believed had been agreed on Iri(...)

Simon Coveney said a breakthrough on the Border was needed on Monday or else European Council president Donald Tusk would not be in a position to bring a proposal to a summit of European Union leaders the following week.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Government’s position on the Northern Ireland Border has been “consistent” during negotiations on Brexit in seeking to protect the interests of th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council President Donald Tusk speaking at a joint press conference at the Government buildings on Friday afternoon. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk has weighed his support firmly behind Ireland in the Brexit negotiations, saying if the United Kingd(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said other EU countries were fully supportive of Ireland’s position on the Border. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Talks between the British government and the European Union, with the heavy involvement of Irish officials, are entering a critical stage in Brussels,(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and other senior party figures have in the past week struck a note of realism on the prospect of restoring the Executive, if not on Brexit and its dangers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Reuters

The annual conference of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) last weekend contained a glimmer of hope that the powersharing institutions in Northern I(...)

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson: “Ministers in the Republic seem to be clambering over each other to instil fear in unionist minds.” Photograph: PA.

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson has accused the Irish Government of acting provocatively over Brexit and calle(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “Her majesty’s government have a clear understanding that the DUP will not countenance any arrangement that could lead to a new border being created in the Irish Sea.” Photograph: PA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will “not countenance” any Brexit arrangement that could lead to a new border between Northern Ireland(...)

What Dublin is asking for on the Border should be well within London’s capacity to deliver: a declaration that there will be no physical Border in Ireland. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Eighteen months after it voted to leave the European Union, the British government is finally forced to confront its scandalous failure to deal with o(...)

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