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Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: has not ruled out trading fishing rights for concessions in other areas post-Brexit. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas

Boris Johnson has rejected Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s assertion that Britain may need to seek an extension to its post-Brexit transition period beyond D(...)

Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee,  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Commission chief Negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

There will “always be a seat kept” for the UK at the European Union’s table should it wish to rejoin at some stage if Brexit does not “work out”, Taoi(...)

Despite Boris Johnson’s claim there would be ‘no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind’ under his Brexit deal, companies are bracing themselves for having to fill out complex forms. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Northern Irish businesses have expressed concern at the heavy administrative burden of having to fill out complex forms for moving goods between North(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street in London, England. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Just days ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union, both sides claim to be well prepared for the forthcoming negotiations about their future re(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Cork Mart, Fermoy, Co Cork on Tuesday with Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has pledged that Fine Gael will use national funding to make up any shortfall in support for Irish farmers as a result of propo(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney briefs Irish journalists in Brussels on Monday, after a meeting with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has suffered his first defeat in parliament since last month’s UK general election, with the House of Lords backing an opposition amendm(...)

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has sent  a letter to Tánaiste Simon Coveney concerning the rights of Irish/EU citizens in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher says he plans to vote against the Brexit deal in the European Parliament over fears it could erode the rights of Irish/(...)

Croatia prime minister Andrej Plenkovic (right) looks on next to EU council president Charles Michel, during their meeting in Zagreb, Croatia  January 9th. Photograph:  Denis Lovrovic/AFP via Getty

Ireland is not alone among EU states preoccupied with borders dividing its people. What Brexit may yet do to the island, accession to the EU seven yea(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

A comprehensive agreement on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will take more time to agree than the 11-month transition (...)

Boris Johnson greets EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen ahead of a meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: PA

British prime minister Boris Johnson has told European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen that Britain’s future partnership with the EU cannot (...)

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