Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: James Forde

The Government will begin making major decisions to prepare the country for a no-deal Brexit – such as saving vulnerable industries and companies from(...)

Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox leaving Downing Street after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He is expected to return to Brussels to meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday as Britain prepares to outline the legally-binding ch(...)

 Stephen Barclay: Britain’s Brexit secretary  will resume his discussions with EU officials in Brussels.  Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Brexit talks resumed in Brussels on Monday night with a British focus almost entirely on legal language to put a time limit on the Irish backstop. Bu(...)

 Simon Coveney  and Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Enzo Moavero Milanesi during a European Foreign Affairs Council meeting, in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Proposals put forward by the British Labour party leader for a deal on Brexit would be welcomed by Brussels, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave after attending a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, in England. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Theresa May’s government will next week seek to step up negotiations with the European Union over the Northern Ireland backstop, after MPs reject(...)

EU sources have indicated that  if the British government can get what they want  through other means ‘they’ll accept that the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened’. Photograph: PA

Britain could accept legally-binding assurances on the disputed Irish border backstop that would not require reopening of the EU-UK Brexit deal, diplo(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that, ‘deal or no deal’, the UK government had made a commitment and there was an obligation on the EU to ‘find a way of avoiding physical infrastructure on this island’. File photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that it was “incredible” that the UK parliament had allowed Brexit to “come to this” and warned against talk of “a game of(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and finance minister Olaf Scholz. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Some EU finance ministers have given short shrift to proposals from the European Commission to end unanimity voting on taxation. The ministers, meeti(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn signs a letter he has written to prime minister Theresa May laying out Labour’s five Brexit demands before she went to Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Europhile Labour MPs have rounded on their party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after he offered to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal in exchange for signific(...)

Many observers had assumed that it had come from the Taoiseach, but Jean-Claude Juncker said it was sent by an Irish citizen

The woman who sent a card to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker thanking him for his support for Ireland in the Brexit negotiations sai(...)

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