Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘Everybody has to be willing to compromise. The problem is that some of the UK side don’t seem to be willing to do that.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

British politicians should not imagine that a change of prime minister will resolve the Brexit deadlock, Simon Coveney warned in Brussels on Monday. (...)

London Letter

 Talks between the British government and the Labour Party have fallen into a familiar pattern, with each meeting followed by a moderately optimi(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Britain’s minister for the cabinet office David Lidington, and  secretary of state for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley during a press conference in London at the signing of the Common Travel Area deal. Photograph: Reuters/Henry Nicholls

The British and Irish governments have signed an agreement that formally outlines the provisions of the Common Travel Area (CTA) for the first time an(...)

Simon Coveney and David Lidington will sign the agreement in London on Wednesday ahead of a meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Council. Photograph: Julien Behal

The British and Irish governments will on Wednesday sign a deal to guarantee that rights offered by the Common Travel Area (CTA) will continue after t(...)

Labour’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer arrives at the Cabinet office to attend a cross-party Brexit meeting. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Conservative and Labour negotiators will meet again on Wednesday after “constructive and detailed” talks on Tuesday evening aimed at resolving the imp(...)

David Lidington said he hoped the Brexit deal could be ratified before British MEPs would have to take their seats in Strasbourg on July 2nd. Photograph: PA Wire

David Lidington’s admission that Britain will be unable to avoid taking part in this month’s European Parliament elections came as no surprise. But hi(...)

Britain’s former secretary of state for defence Gavin Williamson: has denied that he was behind the leak, claiming that a police investigation would exonerate him. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Theresa May has rejected opposition calls to refer former defence secretary Gavin Williamson’s alleged leak from the National Security Council (NSC) t(...)

Theresa May’s de facto deputy David Lidington: described latest negotiating session as positive and productive. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Britain’s Conservative government and Labour have discussed the prospect of a second referendum in talks aimed at finding a common approach to Brexit,(...)

A young woman using her mobile phone device. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

More than a third of people in the UK believe that losing money or personal information over the internet is now “unavoidable”, a survey has found, in(...)

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan. The State agency has paid for changes to Wikipedia pages about itself and its chief executive amid growing concerns about anonymous editing that portrays Ireland’s tax regime negatively.

IDA Ireland has paid for changes to Wikipedia pages about itself and its chief executive amid growing concerns about anonymous editing that portrays I(...)

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