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 British prime minister Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: EPA/Parliamentary recording unit

Theresa May has ruled out seeking changes to the Belfast Agreement as an alternative to the Northern Ireland backstop, affirming her government’s comm(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: expected to table a neutral motion in the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: Hannah McKay

The coming week sees further efforts to achieve a cross-party consensus on Brexit in London, while Tánaiste Simon Coveney travels to Brussels for a se(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Both roundly rejected  British suggestions of a bilateral treaty  to avoid a Border backstop. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both roundly rejected as a “non-starter” British suggestions of a bilateral treaty with Ireland(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at official opening of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility at the UCC Environmental Research Institute Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he is confident that if the British government was to show any movement on its approach to Brexit, then the European U(...)

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, speaking  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France,  during the debate on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  Photograph:  EPA/Patrick Seeger

There’s a terrible feeling of deja vu. Once again we are faced with the inescapable reality that the only way forward on Brexit involves a UK repudiat(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said if the UK moved on its red lines of ruling out membership of the customs union and single market, the EU position would also evolve.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government cannot shift on the issue of avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadk(...)

“Border Roads – 1990-1994”. Photograph: Tony O’Shea

The Border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has been the issue that has bedevilled the Brexit negotiations, one that has overshado(...)

 A demonstration featuring a paper mâché Theresa May outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

The UK parliament’s rejection of the proposed withdrawal agreement with the EU marked the biggest defeat ever inflicted on any British government. Th(...)

Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald, and Deputy Leader, Michelle O’Neill , arrive for a meeting with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

“Don’t blink,” Sinn Féin’s leader Mary Lou McDonald told EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. The message urging(...)

British prime minister Theresa May returns inside 10 Downing Street, following her statement after she survived an attempt by Tory MPs this week to oust her with a vote of no confidence.  Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The political chaos in London has now created a zombie prime minister to go along with a zombie Brexit, a dead project that carries on in its own brai(...)

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