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An all-UK customs backstop would have to stay in place until a new “better” deal is agreed in the context of the permanent future relationship deal. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

When British and European Union negotiators resume their Brexit talks on Monday they will re-enter what Sabine Weyand, the EU’s deputy chief negotiato(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaking during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons on October 31st. Photograph: PA Wire

The talk at Westminster this weekend is of an imminent breakthrough on Brexit, with some optimists suggesting Theresa May could bring a deal to cabine(...)

Secret plans to allow an extension of the transition period in the Brexit withdrawal agreement could result in the UK living under all EU rules well beyond the 21 months so far negotiated.

Secret plans to allow an extension of the transition period in the Brexit withdrawal agreement could result in the UK living under all EU rules well b(...)

 Hildegarde Naughton, TD and  Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the Getting Ireland Brexit Ready workshop, Friday, at NUI Galway. Photograph: Julien Behal

British and European Union negotiators are meeting throughout the weekend in an attempt to agree the text of a Northern Ireland Brexit backstop ahead (...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier  with DUP leader Arlene Foster (right), and DUP MEP Diane Dodds  at the European Commission in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/ via AP

DUP leader Arlene Foster has reiterated to EU Brexit negotiators that her party rejects any form of barrier to trade between Northern Ireland and Brit(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May arrives for a family photo during the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters.

It is clear from the Salzburg summit that the Irish Border issue is now at the very centre of the Brexit talks. The summit was so tense largely becaus(...)

Theresa May, British prime minister, speaks at Downing Street in London, Britain. Photograph: Neil Hall/Pool via Bloomberg

Awkward conversations across tables in Brussels have become normal in Brexit talks so Wednesday’s meeting between the EU’s deputy chief negotiator Sab(...)

A  poster on the Dublin road, Co Armagh. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s Brexit negotiators are being urged to come up with a fresh plan to solve the deadlock on the Irish Border as a new round of talks on the iss(...)

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(...)

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,(...)

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