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DUP leader Arlene Foster (R) and deputy leader Nigel Dodds (L) make a statement on College Green in Westminster in London, England. File photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The issues of the Border and “more despicably” the peace process are being used by some to “either thwart Brexit or to mould it in their own way”, the(...)

Frank Field: relinquishing the Labour Party whip. Photograph: Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty

Veteran Eurosceptic MP Frank Field has resigned the Labour Party whip, accusing the leadership of becoming “a force for anti-Semitism in British polit(...)

Brexit campaigner Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘The amendments will put into law the government’s often stated position that Northern Ireland should be treated the same way as the rest of the country.’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Theresa May’s government will publish a White Paper on Thursday outlining in detail the Brexit proposal agreed at Chequers last week, as hardline Brex(...)

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve: agreed to remove language which would allow MPs to “direct” the government on what to do if it failed to agree a Brexit deal.  Photograph: Rick Findler/PA

A week after she saved her government from defeat with a last-minute promise to compromise with Conservative backbench rebels, Theresa May faces anoth(...)

British prime minister Theresa May was urged by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster to take a more active role in Northern Ireland’s affairs until devolved institutions there are restored.  Photograph: EPA

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster has called on Theresa May’s government to take a more active role in the affairs of Northern Ire(...)

Leo Varadkar tells listeners: ‘I’ve been told there’s no threat to food security’; less reassuringly, he also remarks that ‘the Army is on standby’

Putting a brave face on bad news is an essential skill for any head of government. Sounding cheerful about it is quite another thing. Despite facing t(...)

April 10th, 1998: taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British prime minister Tony Blair and US senator George Mitchell shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Dan Chung/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Hannan is one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of the Brexiteers. The longtime Tory member of the European Parliament has a double fir(...)

Belfast Agreement: SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said a proposal to end the powersharing requirement was more than the “tinkering” its advocates claimed. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The leader of the SDLP, Colum Eastwood, has warned British MPs against undermining the Belfast Agreement, accusing Brexiteers of targeting it to furth(...)

A Garda removes a  checkpoint sign at the border between counties Armagh and  Louth, during a visit by EU chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier last May. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Irish companies dependent on the UK market will face difficulties when Britain leaves the EU, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. There was no point in (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at an event in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Some Brexiteers are risking fragile peace in Northern Ireland by questioning the future of the Belfast Agreement, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. Mr(...)

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