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EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hopes the “political analysis” next week will make progress  on defining the elements of the Common Travel Area. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has called on the UK to get its act together and to set out its detailed position on issues ahead of(...)

The long goodbye: European Council president Donald Tusk with British prime minister Theresa May, June 22nd. Photograph: AP

Talks on Brexit opened this week in Brussels, bringing swift recognition of how complex the Northern Ireland dimension of the negotiations will be. Ca(...)

Leo Varadkar puts his jacket on just before entering Number 10 Downing Street,  just like Hugh Grant would have done in ‘Love, Actually’. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Image of the week: Brexit, actually With temperatures soaring above 30 degrees in London, Leo Varadkar wasn’t feeling especially attached to his suit(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams walks past a portrait of former first minister Ian Paisley in Stormont.  The Northern Executive is still to resume after talks fell apart in January.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The delay in reaching agreement on a resumption of the Northern Executive is contributing to complicating attempts to get Brexit talks on Border issue(...)

United Kingdom secretary of state for exiting the European Union David Davis is welcomed by Michel Barnier, the European chief negotiator of the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Some 500 days from now it is supposed to be all over. Deal or no deal, the UK will leave the EU on March 29th, 2019. But, although likely to be a bu(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is reportedly more pessimistic about reaching a  Brexit deal with the UK after a dinner with British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister Theresa May wants to negotiate with the EU in secret and thinks Britain should be able to opt in and out of parts of the single(...)

The sudden resignation of Britain’s ambassador to the EU has increased fears of a hard Brexit. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

The sudden resignation of Britain’s most senior diplomat in Brussels has raised fears among politicians and officials in Dublin that a hard Brexit is (...)

Irish man Tadhg O’Briain is to join the European Commission’s Brexit taskforce led by former EU commissioner Michel Barnier.

An Irish official has been appointed to the European Commission’s Brexit negotiating team in Brussels as the European Union steps up preparations for (...)

 Brexit minister David Davis: his ministry is expected soon to total as many as 500 staff. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

As the man who drafted it has said, the EU’s divorce clause was never meant to be triggered: article 50 was inserted into the Lisbon Treaty purely to (...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson who will be part of the British negotiating team that will hold Brexit talks with a new EU taskforce once Article 50 is triggered.

Ireland is making a concerted push for an Irish official to be appointed to the European Commission’s Brexit taskforce, as preparations begin for nego(...)

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