Theresa May: expected to signal a concession on the “divorce bill” promising that UK contributions to the EU budget will continue until 2020 at least. Photograph: Caitlin Ochs/Bloomberg

The visit of the European Parliament’s Brexit chief, Guy Verhofstadt, to Dublin on Thursday offered the Dáil and the Government reassurance, as far as(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right) with European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt on his arrival at Government Buildings, Dublin, where Mr. Verhofstadt will address a special meeting of three Oireachtas Committee in the Dail chamber. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 21, 2017. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator has said that Europe will not allow Ireland to suffer because of Britain’s decision to leave the Eur(...)

European Parliament Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt: met delegations from the DUP, Sinn Féin, SDLP, UUP and Alliance at Stormont on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has said it is vital the peace process and the Belfast Agreement are further secured, during his(...)

Coveney-Barnier talks: Ireland and the commission are disappointed with the UK’s lack of detail. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

“Ireland’s concerns are the union’s concerns, and all member states and EU institutions are fully united in this regard,” Michel Barnier told Brussels(...)

David Davis, Britain’s Brexit secretary, speaking at the US chamber of commerce in Washington on Friday. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

The UK’s Brexit secretary, David Davis, has taken aim at the isolationist rhetoric of Donald Trump in a pointed speech in which he told US business l(...)

The British government proposes that, the day after Brexit, Europeans obtain the status of “third country nationals”. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

While we in the European Parliament Brexit steering group accept the UK’s decision to leave the European Union was a democratic choice, we were never(...)

Michel Barnier: This week he will set out the negotiating team’s perspective on the UK offer.  Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

The UK’s offer on the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens in Britain is a “damp squib” that runs a “real risk of creating a second class of citizenship”(...)

Theresa May made clear that immigration arrangements will not apply to Irish citizens, whose rights will continued to be guaranteed under the Common Travel Area. Photograph: Getty Images.

All EU nationals who have lived in Britain for more than five years would be allowed to remain permanently with most of their current rights retained (...)

United Kingdom secretary of state for exiting the European Union David Davis is welcomed by Michel Barnier, the European chief negotiator of the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Some 500 days from now it is supposed to be all over. Deal or no deal, the UK will leave the EU on March 29th, 2019. But, although likely to be a bu(...)

 Commissioner  Gunther Oettinger said the EU was ready to begin Brexit talks but it would not  clear whether the British government would be able to join them round the table.

Talks on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU will begin when the new UK government is ready, Brussels’ chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday mor(...)

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