Donald Tusk

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Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that, ‘deal or no deal’, the UK government had made a commitment and there was an obligation on the EU to ‘find a way of avoiding physical infrastructure on this island’. File photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that it was “incredible” that the UK parliament had allowed Brexit to “come to this” and warned against talk of “a game of(...)

A photograph of murdered Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz against candles left by mourners on January 17th. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Like a caged animal, Piotr Adamowicz paces the floor. We’re in a windowless room in Gdansk city hall where, for 20 years until last month, his younger(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters in London last month. Photograph: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

A proper accounting for Brexit will, eventually, be written. For that narrative to be compelling it will have to be compiled by psychiatrists, behavio(...)

A source said Tory MPs are worried about a no-deal Brexit, but want to give Theresa May time to conduct negotiations. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

A crunch vote in which MPs could force Theresa May’s hand on Brexit is set to be delayed until the end of the month or even later, it has emerged. Un(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk should also have known that nobody outdoes the DUP when it comes to fire and brimstone. Photograph: Getty Images

Everybody got a little hot under the collar this week as European Council president Donald Tusk became the latest to let his frustration with the Unit(...)

The British pound, which was trading down 0.3 per cent before the rate decision dropped as low as 0.6 per cent on the day to $1.2854 (€1.13 ), a two-week trough. Against the euro, the pound weakened 0.2 per cent to 88.05 pence.

Sterling briefly fell more than half a per cent on Thursday before recovering its losses in volatile trade after the Bank of England said Britain in 2(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaks to the press at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May has insisted she will deliver Brexit on time. Speaking after a series of meetings with EU officials in Brussels, M(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and European Council president Donald Tusk during a statement following their meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Francisco Seco

Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to ask for legally binding changes to the withdrawal agreement she agreed last year to ensure that Britain(...)

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry speaking  in the House of Commons. She called  for Brexit to be postponed beyond March 29th. Photograph:   House of Commons/PA Wire

Brexiteers have reacted with anger at Donald Tusk’s musing about the place in hell reserved for those who advocated leaving the EU without having a pl(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels on Wednesday. He angered UK Brexiteers when he said he had been “wondering what that place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan for how to carry it out safely”. Photograph:  Yves Herman/Reuters

Donald Tusk’s blast at Brexiteers on Wednesday was a combination of exasperation at the continuing shenanigans in London, and a warning to Theresa May(...)

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