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British prime minister Boris Johnson in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg

The Government was hopeful last night that a draft Brexit deal may be presented to a crucial summit of European leaders tomorrow, paving the way for t(...)

Brexit talks: British prime minister Boris Johnson in conversation with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: PA

Chances of a deal on Brexit improved suddenly last night following a meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson. (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: faced challenges to present a prudent, green and Brexit-proofed budget. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

After a fraught few days of behind the scenes deal-making, Paschal Donohoe produced his third budget on Tuesday – the last one of this administration,(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said border checks on goods in Ireland was a deeply political issue. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told British prime minister Boris Johnson his latest Brexit plan does not meet the agreed objectives of the Northern Irelan(...)

Boris Johnson will tell the Conservative party conference in his closing speech that ‘we will keep fighting to respect the biggest democratic vote in British history’. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson will unveil Britain’s proposal for a revised withdrawal agreement on Wednesday, telling the European Union it is (...)

Despite regular reports of optimism in London about a new Brexit deal, according to sources in Dublin and Brussels the prospects for any breakthrough remain remote. Photograph: Getty Images

The British government has begun strong lobbying across the European Union to argue that Ireland will be under huge pressure to compromise on the Brex(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: ‘We do recognise the unique history and geography, but we also have to recognise that we are in the United Kingdom.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has said that she hopes there are solutions to the Brexit impasse that involve special treatment for No(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney speaking to media at Government Buildings: ‘Of course there are conversations, as you would expect, exploring concepts, what might work, what won’t work.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has had informal discussions with British ministers about possible alternatives to the backsto(...)

Northern  Secretary Julian Smith has suggested a revived Stormont Assembly could have a role to play in any new Brexit deal that had specific Northern Ireland elements.  File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A revived Stormont Assembly could have a role in achieving any new Brexit deal that had specific Northern Ireland elements, the Secretary of State for(...)

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit  shows Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson speaking following the announcement of the result of a vote on his motion for an early parliamentary general election, a motion that did not carry, in the House of Commons in London on Tuesday morning.  Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has failed in his latest effort to secure a general election before the United Kingdom is due to leave the Europe(...)

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