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Anti-Brexit campaigners protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London last Wednesday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The story of the Irish diaspora has been told many times. We know all about Irish America, how Boston and New York are to this day full of people prou(...)

Sir John Major said Brexiteers had made “pie in the sky” promises during the campaign. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A second Brexit referendum would be “morally justified”, former British prime minister Sir John Major has said. He said the concept of a second vote (...)

Boris Johnson reportedly said “f**k business” when asked  about business leaders’ Brexit fears. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty

On September 20th, 1988, nine Irish students at the College of Europe took their places in Bruges town hall. We were waiting for Margaret Thatcher to (...)

Chief EU negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier: has gently demolished Theresa May’s Chequers proposal. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

One of the most tumultuous fortnights in recent British political history ended on Friday with Theresa May doubling down on her opposition to the EU’s(...)

Theresa May: putting personal survival above the needs of the country is doing untold damage to British politics. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/AFP/Getty

In May 2017 Theresa May, the British prime minister, promised European Union officials she would be “a bloody difficult woman” in Brexit negotiations,(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley apologises to the House of Commons in London for failing to register two family holidays funded by the Sri Lankan government. Photograph:  PA Wire

Ian Paisley, who boasts that Donald Trump is a friend, has had a career littered with controversy. In 2008 he resigned as a junior minister in the Sto(...)

 British Prime Minister Theresa May, takes a question from journalists after delivering a speech in Belfast. Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

British prime minister Theresa May has reiterated her rejection of the Brexit backstop proposal and challenged the European Union to respond to her Wh(...)

PSNI officers chat with a  Garda on the Border   in  Belleek, Co Fermanagh, during Theresa May’s visit to the area. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Theresa May travelled to the most westerly point of the United Kingdom on Thursday as part of her two-day Northern Ireland visit designed to try to pr(...)

Anti-Brexit campaigners  outside the British Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. What’s most surprising in the Brexit jigsaw is the resilience of the UK economy. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Two weeks ago when David Davis exited the UK cabinet in protest at the so-called Chequers deal, the markets and sterling took a vaguely positive view (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arriving at Derrynane House, Kerry, for a special Cabinet meeting:   Ministers agreed to hire 1,000 additional customs and veterinary officials. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The European Union has reassured the Government that no physical checks will be needed on the Border even if the UK crashes out of the bloc without a (...)

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