David Trimble

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In December 2017, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar assured Northern unionists: “The Irish Government has no hidden agenda.” Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

During the difficult, bloody days of 1972, Fine Gael’s Garret FitzGerald wrote to a contact of his in Northern Ireland: “I have had further occasion t(...)

Theresa May  indicated she wasn’t so much rejecting the backstop, or performing a U-turn, but rather she needed a modified backstop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Theresa May, as is her wont, was short on specifics about what she wants from Dublin and Brussels to resolve the Brexit logjam but it did seem implici(...)

Iain Duncan Smith and Theresa Villiers arrive at the cabinet office in Westminster for a meeting of the Alternative Arrangements Working Group to examine the Malthouse compromise. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May will on Tuesday promise to fulfil her pledge to ensure that the Irish Border remains open after Brexit while securing a withdrawal deal th(...)

David Trimble and  Ken Maginnis of the Ulster Unionist Party told the US government  “it was important not to humiliate [Ian Paisley] any further”. Photograph: Michael Crabtree/Reuters

The Ulster Unionist Party gave the US government advice on how to handle Ian Paisley saying “it was important not to humiliate” the Democratic Unionis(...)

 Pro-EU supporters call for a People’s Vote outside the British Houses of Parliament on  December 6th, 2018:   Some claim the backstop creates a problem of democratic control upwards because people in Northern Ireland would be subject to EU rules without any democratic representation in the EU. Photograph: Andy Rain

Although most of this week’s political drama has taken place in the House of Commons, they have also been debating Theresa May’s Brexit deal at the ot(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern said members of the British Conservative party were “always anti-Europe, always trouble and always the bold kid in the class”.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described DUP leader Arlene Foster as a great friend who he tries to get everyone to love despite it being a “bloody(...)

 Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin: ‘We must remember that the hurdles we have overcome in the past are much bigger than any we face today.’

Brexit has undermined one of the greatest achievements in modern Irish history, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. This, he said in Belfast(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varakdar and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald Photographs: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has staunchly defended his remarks that he is open to considering a review clause in the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Mr Varad(...)

Arron Banks: denied any wrongdoing in connection to the 2016 Brexit referendum. Photograph: Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched an investigation into whether claims that Aaron Banks, who bankrolled one of the Brexit campaigns, (...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg said the paper sought to address the Border issue from the point of view of the EU’s need to maintain the integrity of the single market.  File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The Border can remain open after Brexit through the use of technology and by modifying existing arrangements, the European Research Group (ERG) of Co(...)

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