Denis McShane: Most obvious threat is the end of the common customs union between the UK and its EU partners including Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish politicians should seek to mobilise Irish business leaders in the UK to campaign for a soft Brexit to ensure that Ireland does not suffer the so(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn meets staff and children at Marsham Street Community Nursery in Westminster, London. to highlight pledge of free care to all two to four year olds. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

The leader of Britain’s opposition has had a recent run of form on the campaign trail ahead of next week’s election, reducing what had looked to be an(...)

A mock customs post set up by anti-Brexit campaigners at Ravensdale, Co Louth, last February to highlight concerns about trade. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish politicians and diplomats are now finding themselves in an unholy alliance with pro-Brexit ideologues in the UK as they keep insisting that unde(...)

Wrong to think David Cameron could magic up a brand new EU after a few chats with Angela Merkel and Jean Claude Juncker. - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

To Brexit or not to Brexit is now the biggest question in those parts of the British Isles not ruled from Dublin. The latest opinion poll for the Lond(...)

Former  MP Denis MacShane leaves the Old Bailey in London last week after  he  pleaded guilty to expenses fraud. File Photograph: Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

Former British Labour Party minister Denis MacShane has been sentenced to six months at the Old Bailey after admitting making bogus expense claims amo(...)