President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson shake hands in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

To take stock: Boris Johnson has managed to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement, the deal previously done by his predecessor Theresa May. The(...)

Britain’s secretary of state for exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister). File Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/ AFP/Getty Images

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay will meet with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michael Barnier, in Brussels after Jean-Claude Juncker insisted “we can ha(...)

Boris Johnson was elected as Conservative party leader on Tuesday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Leading ratings agency Moody’s said a no-deal Brexit was more likely than before as business leaders congratulated Boris Johnson on his appointment as(...)

German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt: “Ireland is not in the centre of Europe but politically it must be in the centre of European interests.” Photograph: Saoeren Stache

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies have demanded the EU do more to define its future relationship with the UK to break the Brexit deadlock and(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group (ERG),  speaks above a photograph of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, during a meeting of pro-Brexit think tank the Bruges Group in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Revenue Commissioners is anticipating a deluge of customs paperwork from traders after Brexit as it accelerates the hiring of staff to prepare for(...)

Arlene Foster: in her persistence in her denial of a deal with Sinn Féin she has all the gravitas of an angry rabbit in the headlights

Whoever briefed against Arlene Foster this week has a mischievous sense of timing. The DUP leader was meeting Michael Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit n(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called for the UK to make clear what relationship they want to have with the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has urged the British government to make its Brexit intentions clear and insisted guarantees given by the British in December o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “It is not going to be possible to fully resolve the Border question until we start to talk about the future relationship that the UK will have with the European Union.” Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated he expects a breakthrough in the negotiations between the EU and the UK in the coming weeks, enabling EU leaders (...)

 The 53-year-old London Fisheries Convention grants rights to six neighbouring coastal states to fish within six to 12 nautical miles of each others’ coasts. File photograph: Leon Neal/Reuters

Britain’s signalled withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention is its “first serious shot on Brexit”, according to Irish industry organisations. (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny appeared irritated at a question from an Irish reporter about his leadership. Photograph: Reuters

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has insisted he will not pressure Taoiseach Enda Kenny into revealing his departure date. Mr Kenny refused to answ(...)

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