Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is pictured with Lithuanian prime minister Saulius Skvernelis during a visit to Hartstown Community School in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

The Taoiseach has insisted that Ireland has been “very flexible and reasonable” in helping the UK to deal with problems “largely of their own creation(...)

Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Britain’s second biggest housebuilder Persimmon, which is under scrutiny from the government for its practices under the “Help to Buy” scheme, on Tues(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Barclay is due to meet Michel Barnier on Monday. File photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will meet Britain’s Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay on Monday evening to resume talks. Mr Barnier (...)

Theresa May answers questions after making a statement to the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

Theresa May met her cabinet members on Tuesday to consider ramping up no-deal preparations with little more than 100 days to go to Brexit, having effe(...)

 EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.  Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is open to extending Britain’s Brexit transition period by another year, according to reports. Mr Barnier has said(...)

Flammable cladding was blamed for the rapid spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, which claimed 72 lives in June 2017. Photograph: EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

The UK is to ban the use of combustible cladding on all new residential buildings above 18 metres, as well as schools, care homes, student accommodati(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley: “I was slightly scared of Northern Ireland.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Karen Bradley has admitted that before becoming Northern Ireland secretary she was profoundly ignorant of the country’s political divisions and “sligh(...)

Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Britain’s post-Brexit transition arrangement with the European Union could extend beyond its scheduled limit of December 2020, one of Theresa May’s mo(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip arrive for a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency on Sunday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Britain’s public health service has started “significant planning” to ensure medicines are still supplied to patients if the government fails to negot(...)

File photograph: Workers stand inside the burnt out remains of the Grenfell tower in London, Britain, where 72 people died. Photograph: Reuters/Hannah Mckay

Eleven months after a fire that claimed 72 lives, the inquiry into what happened at Grenfell Tower begins in London on Monday with tributes to the vic(...)

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