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Tánaiste Simon Coveney categorically ruled out some of the technical solutions to the Border issue that have been advanced from the British government. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted the Government will be “inflexible” on any border infrastructure but said Ireland was open to any “new thinking” f(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (right) with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. On Sunday, Mr Coveney said  a political solution was being talked about “that prevents the need for Border infrastructure”. File photograph: PA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Irish Government is “not flexible” over the possible deployment of any physical infrastructure along the Irish Border (...)

Brexit: the Commons committee says London has made little progress on the problem of how to maintain an open Irish Border if the UK leaves the customs union and single market. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The UK should consider remaining in the European Union beyond March 2019 to allow more time to resolve issues such as the future of the Border, the H(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams: “The fact is the DUP is betraying the people of the North and the clear vote against Brexit.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The British government no longer provides “absolute protection” for Northern Ireland’s union with Britain, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has asserte(...)

Mood swings: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney at a press conference at Government buildings. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“I am surprised and disappointed that the British government now appears not to be in a position to conclude what was agreed earlier today.” Taoiseac(...)

Both British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president chief Jean-Claude Juncker put a bright complexion on the crash at their brief joint conference offering hope that all would still be resolved before the week is out. But they didn’t provide any answers as to how that might happen. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

It was all supposed to run as smoothly as an episode of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Dublin, London and Brussels would devise the choreography and the(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. File photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party has warned it will not countenance a Brexit deal which “separates Northern Ireland economically or politically from the (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a Brexit press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he is “surprised and disappointed” the British government was unable to conclude a deal he believed had been agreed on Iri(...)

There is daily cross-Border movement of milk on a massive scale and 500,000 northern lambs are sent south for processing.

It is “absolutely essential” the Brexit deal allows Northern Ireland to continue to sell food into the rest of the UK without any additional controls,(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council President Donald Tusk speaking at a joint press conference at the Government buildings on Friday afternoon. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk has weighed his support firmly behind Ireland in the Brexit negotiations, saying if the United Kingd(...)

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