European Parliament president Antonio Tajani holds a news conference following the official triggering of article 50 by the UK, in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Parliament said on Wednesday that Brexit could be reversed, but if the UK was to leave the EU it should first settle its bill before a ne(...)

Cormac Ó hEadhra from Late Debate, RTÉ R1.

Amid the kerfuffle about tickets for U2’s forthcoming Joshua Tree show being resold for exorbitant prices, listeners can take consolation from another(...)

Theresa May: In her speech, the prime minister restated her commitment to avoiding a return to “the Borders of the past” in Ireland. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA Wire

Theresa May has, to some extent, clarified what kind of relationship Britain wants with the EU, but the prime minister has also left some big question(...)

IItalian Socialist MEP Gianni Pittella and European Commission presidentJean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The head of the Socialist group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, formally entered the race to become the next European Parliament presiden(...)

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini: The  Defence Action Plan encourages member states to invest more in military security as anxiety  grows in  Baltic states about the threat of Russian aggression. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission unveiled plans on Wednesday to boost the EU’s defence capabilities, as the bloc seeks to strengthen its military resources. (...)

The European Parliament vote in favour of suspending EU membership talks with Turkey is non-binding. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of suspending European Union membership talks with Turkey on Thursday, reflecting a hardening s(...)

David Davis (left) and Guy Verhofstadt: Their meeting was described as ‘constructive’. Photograph:   PA Wire

Senior figures in the European Parliament warned Britain on Tuesday that it cannot “cherry pick” from members of the European Union, after Brexit mini(...)

 Dublin Airport passport control: it seems difficult to see how those campaigning to leave the EU in order to “take back control” of Britain’s borders will be content with effectively outsourcing border controls to Ireland. Photograph: PA

The news this week that enhanced controls at Ireland’s external borders may be put in place after Brexit to avoid the reintroduction of a hard border (...)

EU leaders gather for an  EU summit at Bratislava castle: while the  meeting marks the start of the conversation about Europe, there have been calls for consideration of a multitiered EU, built around a core who want to integrate further and a looser constellation. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Perched dramatically on the hill above the Slovak capital of Bratislava stands Bratislava castle, once the royal seat of the Hungarian empire. The lo(...)

Sir Julian King: as one of 28 commissioners, the Europhile will play a key role in future Brexit talks. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Britain’s nominee to become the next British EU commissioner will be questioned by MEPs in Strasbourg today ahead of a Thursday vote on his candidatu(...)

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