Eric Pickett

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‘No way exists which combines the kind of Brexit which the DUP has supported with the absence of a trade border on the island.’ Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

We can’t go back to the “borders of the past” has been a constant political refrain on all sides in the Brexit debate. And we probably won’t, at least(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who warns it would be a ‘terrible political miscalculation’ for anyone in London to think they will automatically get a better Brexit deal after Westminster’s failure to ratify the withdrawal agreement. File photograph: John Thys/Reuters

Businesses in Northern Ireland would face massive difficulties in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to an expert report carried out for the Nor(...)

According to the North’s Department for the Economy the report is a “sobering reflection” of the limited options available in a no deal Brexit

There is “limited room for manoeuvre” for businesses or government to maintain the “status quo” in cross-Border trade between the North and South, whi(...)

John McNamee, dressed as a customs officer, joined other members of Border Communities Against Brexit in setting up a mock customs post near Newry in April. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Leo Varadkar meets the Democratic Unionist Party today in Belfast he is likely to get a frosty, if polite, reception. Their noses are out of join(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at  an informal meeting of EU heads of state or government in Valletta, Malta, 3rd February 2017. Photograph: Yves Herman/EPA

A “special deal” between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as the UK heads towards Brexit is not legally possible, legal experts have said.(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British prime minister Theresa May in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The timing, duration and nature of British prime minister Theresa May’s visit to Dublin last Monday revealed much about the low priority which she and(...)