Members of the European Movement in Scotland demonstrate against  Brexit  outside the Scottish Labour Party Conference  in Dundee in recent days. File photograph: by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

UK optimism that next week’s EU summit will endorse an agreement on its Brexit transition may be premature, EU diplomatic sources have warned. Londo(...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who joined the Brussels delegation, said the Irish State’s “very narrow” interpretation of the 2014 ECHR ruling insisted any complaint now by others could only be based “on a prior complaint”. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

“I still remember the black-frocked men chasing me down the corridors, and then into cloakrooms or swimming pools... That’s not what school should be (...)

Brexit had the potential to adversely affect Ireland “more than any other EU state” in terms of security, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said, because of the national threat from dissident republicanism. File photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The UK urgently needs to clarify its position on security co-operation post-Brexit, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said in Brussels on Thursday(...)