Tánaiste Simon Coveney at a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The UK was on Tuesday put on notice by EU ministers and negotiators that the granting of more time for negotiations by its 27 partners would not be au(...)

 Donald Tusk (left) at Government Buildings, Dublin for a meeting with Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European Council president Donald Tusk has said all other EU leaders expressed “strong and ongoing solidarity with Ireland” on the Brexit issue, accor(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May held bilateral talks at the margins of the first Arab-European Summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister Theresa May says an extension to the article 50 process governing when the UK leaves the EU would only delay decisions on Brexi(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

Labour’s Brexit plan remains a credible and viable alternative to that of prime minister Theresa May, party leader Jeremy Corbyn insisted on Thursday.(...)

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani (right) and its head Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt give a press briefing following a meeting with Theresa May in Brussels. Photograph: François Walschaerts/AFP/Getty Images

The European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator has welcomed Jeremy Corbyn’s offer to support Theresa May’s deal if she agrees to seek a closer economic(...)

“The worst-case scenario is a hard border, and people won’t accept that.” Frank Brady at his pig farm in Cootehill, Co Cavan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

When Border farmer Ossy Hughes gets up in the morning, he has a choice: should he tend his beef cattle in the Republic of Ireland or his dairy herd in(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said if the UK moved on its red lines of ruling out membership of the customs union and single market, the EU position would also evolve.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government cannot shift on the issue of avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadk(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk:  “If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?”  he tweeted. Photograph: AFP Photo/Ludovic Marin/Getty Images

There were expressions of regret and concern in Brussels that a no-deal Brexit looms larger in the wake of Tuesday’s Commons vote. EU Council preside(...)

James Mattis, US secretary of defence: his decision to quit  came after the US president Donald Trump confirmed he is ending all US military operations in Syria and Afghanistan. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Europe responded with a mixture of panic, disorientation and frantic steps to limit the damage after the resignation of US defence secretary James Mat(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in Berlin on December 11th, 2018. Photograph: Odd Andersen

Jean-Claude Juncker started the day in Strasbourg telling MEPs there was “no room whatsoever for renegotiation” of the Brexit withdrawal treaty. “The (...)

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