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Nigel Farage during the Brexit Party’s European Parliament elections campaign launch in Coventry. Photograph: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

A few hundred people are crowded into a warehouse belonging to an industrial cleaning company, in an area called Longford in Coventry. It’s a peculiar(...)

 Brexit secretary Dominic Raab leaving 10 Downing Street in London after Tuesday’s cabinet meeting. He led a discussion of government preparedness on a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May told her cabinet on Tuesday morning that there was still a “small number of outstanding issues” to be resolved for the UK and Brussels to (...)

‘People living in Northern Ireland have no desire to go back to the days when two people born on the same street grow up with two different sets of rights.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Brexit has taken up an extraordinary amount of media time and space since the United Kingdom made its decision to withdraw from the European Union in (...)

 The UK government is committed to avoiding a ‘hard’ Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Photograph: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

What is the Irish ‘backstop’? The UK government is committed to avoiding a “hard” Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, given that the cu(...)

Michel Barnier to increase pressure on the British government to come forward with initiatives on ensuring there is no barrier between the Republic and the North. Photograph:  AFP Photo

The European Union’s chief negotiator will today forcefully state there will be no withdrawal deal with the United Kingdom until agreement is reached (...)

Mr Varadkar said checks between Ireland and Britain would be inevitable if the UK decided to leave the customs union and the single market and did not replace them with a new arrangement that was very similar or close to them

The Government wants the avoidance of a hard border between the Republic and the North written into the agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the Euro(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a Brexit press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he is “surprised and disappointed” the British government was unable to conclude a deal he believed had been agreed on Iri(...)

Senior EU official said respect in which Taoiseach Enda Kenny is held by the other European Council members has been decisive in influencing  Brexit goals.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Unprecedented measures to cushion Ireland from the most damaging effects of the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union will be agreed(...)