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“This is not what we voted for”: Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Boris Johnson has denounced Theresa May’s Chequers plan as “a cheat” that would fuel populist extremism and leave Britain manacled to Brussels indefin(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (R) and deputy leader Nigel Dodds (L) make a statement on College Green in Westminster in London, England. File photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The issues of the Border and “more despicably” the peace process are being used by some to “either thwart Brexit or to mould it in their own way”, the(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Government would back any request by the UK to extend the deadline for Article 50 negotiations Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government would back any request from the UK for an extension to the Article 50 process to give more time to negotiate withdrawal from the EU, Mi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May prepares to meet Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz at 10 Downing Street on Monday, in London. Photograph:  John Phillips/Getty Images

The DUP has sought assurances from Theresa May following the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson. In the House of Commons, the DUP Westmin(...)

Cavan-Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Fianna Fáil TD has criticised former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson and DUP MP Sammy Wilson for remarks made about the Irish Border during(...)

British Brexit Secretary David Davis has claimed Sinn Féin’s growing influence in the Republic has pushed the Irish Government into taking a harder-than-expected stand in the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin’s growing influence in the Republic has pushed the Irish Government into taking a harder-than-expected stand in the Brexit negotiations , Br(...)

Martin McGuinness shortly after he was appointed minister for education in 1999. His comment about having been “on the run” “was not the kind of comment to instil confidence in the future”. Photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

On a recent visit to New York, I fulfilled a long-held ambition to walk over the famous Brooklyn Bridge. The construction of this bridge was not witho(...)

April 10th, 1998: taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British prime minister Tony Blair and US senator George Mitchell shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Dan Chung/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Hannan is one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of the Brexiteers. The longtime Tory member of the European Parliament has a double fir(...)

A Garda removes a  checkpoint sign at the border between counties Armagh and  Louth, during a visit by EU chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier last May. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Irish companies dependent on the UK market will face difficulties when Britain leaves the EU, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. There was no point in (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at an event in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Some Brexiteers are risking fragile peace in Northern Ireland by questioning the future of the Belfast Agreement, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. Mr(...)

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