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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has sought to reassure unionists on the Brexit backstop. Photograph: PA

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has sought to reassure unionists over the Northern Ireland backstop, saying he understood the fear members of the(...)

Former UK prime minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London before going to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images.

Former UK prime minister David Cameron has admitted that he failed in his bid to keep Britain in a reformed European Union and is “truly sorry” for th(...)

Conservative MP Nigel Evans: ‘Two-thirds of the medicines Ireland gets come through the UK. If there are shortages in the UK, there’ll be shortages in Ireland.’ Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

Suggestions by a Tory MP that Ireland will have difficulties sourcing medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been refuted by the Department o(...)

 Emma DeSouza and her husband Jake at Belfast High Court on Tuesday. Ms DeSouza applied for a residence card for her US-born husband Jake using her Irish passport in December 2015 which the British Home Office rejected, saying she was British.   Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A Belfast immigration tribunal was told on Tuesday that because a Derry woman did not renounce her British citizenship she therefore remained British,(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to the media in Donegal after Thursday’s Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

People in Northern Ireland will “come to question the union” with Britain if there is a no-deal Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadkar(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters TV

Boris Johnson used his first House of Commons statement as prime minister on Thursday to demand the complete removal of the so-called Irish backstop a(...)

New home secretary Priti Patel. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

Sajid Javid – chancellor The former home secretary always seemed set for a high-ranking position in Boris Johnson’s cabinet, as an already prominent (...)

Boris Johnson:  ‘I say to our friends in Ireland, and in Brussels and around the EU, I am convinced that we can do a deal without checks at the Irish Border, because we refuse under any circumstances to have such checks.’ Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Boris Johnson has begun his premiership with the most sweeping cabinet purge in recent British political history, appointing hardline Brexiteers to mo(...)

Britain’s new prime minister Boris Johnson being clapped into 10 Downing Street by staff in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

Shortly before 4pm on Wednesday, Boris Johnson marched up to the podium outside 10 Downing Street and promised to “change the record” after three year(...)

Queen Elizabeth welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, where she invited him to become prime minister and form a new government. Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Boris Johnson carried out a brutal cull of Theresa May’s ministers as he formed a new UK government dedicated to his goal of delivering Brexit. Mr Jo(...)

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