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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood: “We are likely to see a very soft Brexit.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Progress on the Brexit deal was given a qualified welcome by parties in Northern Ireland on Friday. The DUP, whose intervention led to the collapse o(...)

Nigel Dodds, DUP deputy leader:  “The Irish Republic would suffer far worse economically from no trade deal than the United Kingdom. ” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The DUP has accused the Taoiseach of playing a “dangerous game” with the Republic of Ireland’s economy. On Wednesday DUP deputy leader and Westminste(...)

Taoiseach said  he had maintained a “studied silence’’ on Monday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he absolutely accepts the British prime minister wants an agreement on the post-Brexit Border and was acting in good f(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with DUP leader Arlene Foster wh spoke by telephone on Wednesday as efforts continue to rescue a deal on the Border arrangements after Brexit.  Photograph: Daniel Leal Olivas/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke to British prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to break the impasse in the Brexit talks. Ms (...)

Brexit secretary David Davis: “The presumption of the discussion was that everything we talked about applied to the whole United Kingdom,” he said. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May sought on Tuesday night to rescue a deal on Brexit by promising that any “regulatory alignment” with the European Union would apply to the(...)

DUP deputy leader  Nigel Dodds delivering  a statement outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: EPA/Neil Hall

Westminster woke up on Tuesday to find that a promise to ensure the continuation of regulatory alignment between the two parts of Ireland had expanded(...)

Brexit deal: Arlene Foster said British officials told her the Irish Government “wouldn’t allow them to share” the text of the proposed Border agreement. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Arlene Foster has accused the Irish Government of trying to prevent her party from seeing details of the Border deal that the UK was planning to agree(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis responds in the House of Commons  to questions on the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: PA

Britain wants any future “regulatory alignment” for Northern Ireland to apply to the whole of the UK after Brexit, chief British negotiator David Davi(...)

DUP leader  Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds singing from the same Brexit hymn sheet. Photograph: Reuters

The DUP has called for a sensible Brexit as it accused the Irish Government of damaging Anglo-Irish relations over an “aggressive stance” on the Borde(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and other senior party figures have in the past week struck a note of realism on the prospect of restoring the Executive, if not on Brexit and its dangers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Reuters

The annual conference of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) last weekend contained a glimmer of hope that the powersharing institutions in Northern I(...)

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