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Britain’s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab at the parliamentary committee on Wednesday. “You have a unionist parliament as well as a Conservative and unionist government,” he said.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Britain has warned the European Union that a no-deal Brexit is the only alternative to Theresa May’s proposal for partial membership of the single mar(...)

  Jacob Rees-Mogg  is seen on video footage   suggesting the government could “keep an eye on” the border. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Jacob Rees-Mogg has sparked a fresh row about the status of the Irish border after Brexit after a video emerged in which he suggests a return to check(...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney during a press conference on College Green in London, following a meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference.  Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments have agreed to establish a formal structure to facilitate high-level ministerial contacts after Brexit, when ministe(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney will travel to London for the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has denied that Dublin is “meddling” in UK politics by taking part in talks at Westminster on the restorati(...)

Brexit campaigner Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘The amendments will put into law the government’s often stated position that Northern Ireland should be treated the same way as the rest of the country.’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Theresa May’s government will publish a White Paper on Thursday outlining in detail the Brexit proposal agreed at Chequers last week, as hardline Brex(...)

Peter Carrington at the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Former long-term Conservative politician Peter Carrington, the last surviving member of Winston Churchill’s post-war government, has died at the age o(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: has she the political strength to follow through after the resignations? Few are  willing to say so with much confidence.  Photograph: Rick Findler

Dublin is encouraged, but will wait and see . The Government has long-nurtured doubts about both Theresa May’s will and her capacity to face down the(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: to meet  UK cabinet office minister David Lidington and chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will visit London on Wednesday where he has scheduled meetings with cabinet office minister David Lidington(...)

Simon Coveney: he said he looked forward to the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference on July 25th

A meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to take place next month for the first time since 2007, the Government has announced. (...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar in Guernsey: “We are going to intensify our efforts to come to a withdrawal agreement.”   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

A Brexit “no deal” is now more likely than one with agreement, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned. Speaking during the British-Irish Council summit in Gue(...)

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