David Trimble

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 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(...)

‘He was the Irish conflict’s equivalent to Martin Luther King,’ says Bill Clinton

There is only one moment in Maurice Fitzpatrick’s involving documentary on John Hume’s tireless efforts for peace in Northern Ireland when the Social (...)

Dr Graham  Gudgin and Ray Basset claim in “Getting Over the Line: Solutions to the Irish Border” the UK government should pursue the maximum facilitation (max-fac) arrangement – which involves using new technologies – to break through the Brexit impasse. Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

A UK/EU free trade agreement and technical solutions to Border crossings would enable the UK to leave the single market and customs union “while prese(...)

Robert  Peston on ‘Peston on Sunday’. Photograph: ITV

TV presenter Robert Peston has suggested that Ireland has “undermined” British governments for at least the last century. In an interview with promi(...)

Former first minister of Northern Ireland David Trimble:   said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney had damaged relations between Dublin and London. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Britain’s House of Lords has backed a move to prevent a hard border after Brexit under which no new checks or controls could be imposed without the ag(...)

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