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British prime minister Theresa May arrives for a carol concert at a church in her Maidenhead constituency  on Friday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Downing Street staff Christmas party was in full swing all around her on Thursday night as Theresa May negotiated with Brussels, Dublin and Belfas(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds a press  conference in Dublin on Friday morning after the European Commission announced that “sufficient progress” has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Relief was already a welcome guest at the table as the Cabinet sat down for its Christmas dinner in the National Gallery, next door to Leinster House,(...)

Brexit negotiations are now expected to advance to the next stage which focuses on the transition period after Brexit takes effect in March 2019 and on the future EU-UK relationship. Photograph: Getty Images

The deal reached between the European Commission and the British government on Friday paves the way for a much softer Brexit than had been initially e(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May will have a fresh electoral test in  May 2018 with English local government elections. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Now that the European Commission has agreed that “sufficient progress” has been made on the UK’s EU withdrawal deal, what happens next? December 11th(...)

If it proves impossible to secure  a comprehensive trade deal then the UK has promised  it will maintain  regulatory alignment between North and South in areas crucial to preserving North South co-operation and linked to the Good Friday agreement. Photograph: PA

The Northern Ireland provisions of the agreement signed on Friday morning between the European Commission and the UK sacrifice a degree of certainty a(...)

 Britain’s secretary of state for Brexit  David Davis (left), Britain’s prime minister Theresa May (second left), European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (second right)and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (right) meet at the European Commission in Brussels, on Friday morning. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a deal reached this morning between the UK and the EU Brexit negotiating team contains a “politically bullet-proof” agreem(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar explains a point after a meeting  the prime minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte in Dublin on Wednesday night. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister Theresa May is facing a race against time to progress the Brexit talks and resolve deadlock over the Irish border which threate(...)

Leo Varadkar: he has said on numerous occasions that while the wording of a deal could be changed, its substance must not

The Government is open to adding extra elements, such as on the strength of the UK as a political entity, to this week’s Brexit deal as long as they d(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May and Donald Tusk, president of the European Union,  in Brussels on  December 4th, 2017.  Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

There was some bewilderment in Brussels on Monday night when Jean Claude Juncker announced that his lunch with Theresa May had failed to produce the b(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May: set to meet Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, and Michel Barnier, the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

The Government wants Britain to declare that it attaches the same importance to avoiding a hard Border, even if it exits the EU without a deal, as it (...)

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