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Brexit Secretary David Davis leaves Number 10 Downing Street on February 8th. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Even by the standards of party conference season, it was an impressive show of stamina. An afternoon that began for David Davis in the bar of Manchest(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: anger at the PM is redirected anger at Britain’s diplomatic mismatch with the EU.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

There are sound reasons to remove Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister. She is a workaday politician who, at 61, will not improve. She is clean out(...)

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,(...)

UK Prime minister Theresa May is expected to formally present the breakthrough offer next week as part of package deal if agreement can be reached on the other issues of citizen rights and the contentious question of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic

Britain has bowed to EU demands and agreed to fully honour its financial commitments as identified by Brussels, removing one of the biggest obstacles (...)

Prime minister Theresa May with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at a ceremony in Ottawa. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May has attempted to reassert her authority over Brexit, insisting that her government is united and distancing herself from Boris Johnson’s (...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary, David Davis (left), and the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Brexit negotiations between the European Commission and the UK got under way in Brussels on Monday evening, with the two sides scheduled to discuss th(...)

EU officials are saying privately that the British government has yet to engage seriously on the detail of the separation agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

The latest round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU begins on Monday, with officials from the two sides due to discuss the implications (...)

EU officials have warned the Irish Government that the British may seek to use the Border issue to open talks on the future trading relationship between the EU and the UK.

British proposals to ensure an invisible Border after Brexit will not be discussed next week when the latest round of negotiations between the EU and (...)

An official carries a Union Jack flag ahead of a news conference in Brussels by Britain’s Brexit secretary  David Davis and EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph:  Reuters/Francois Lenoir

“Come back to me when you have been briefed by perfidious Albion,” an Irish official suggested to me. He would put me right. I should note that in t(...)

 British Brexit  minister  David Davis: The UK is understood to have demanded a far more detailed breakdown of the EU’s methodology for calculating its financial liabilities, widely estimated at some €65 billion. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union and Britain are moving in the “same direction” in Brexit talks on Ireland and sources believe the “substantial progress” required (...)

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