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Brexit secretary Steve Barclay has said Northern Irish firms will have to complete exit declarations on goods before transport to the rest of the UK. Photograph: Will  Oliver

Northern Irish businesses have expressed concern at the surprise disclosure that they will have to complete exit declarations when sending goods to Br(...)

Secretary of state for exiting the European Union Steve Barclay: said goods shipped from Northern Ireland to Great Britain would have to be accompanied by an “exit summary declaration” under EU customs rules. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

The DUP has accused the British government of breaking its promise to maintain unfettered access after Brexit for Northern Ireland to the British mark(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘We’re on the Hillary Step going strong for the summit, but it is shrouded in cloud.’ Photograph: Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s hopes of securing a new withdrawal agreement at the European Council were in the balance on Wednesday night as (...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says that he had a ‘constructive meeting’ with British Brexit envoy Stephen Barclay on Friday. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Suddenly, in the space of a few hours, everything changed. When Taoiseach Leo Varadkar emerged from his lengthy meeting with British prime minister B(...)

Sterling soared on Friday, rising 1.6 per cent against the euro to reach 86.95p, before falling back  to  87.22p. Photograph: Jennifer West/Bloomberg

Dublin- and London-listed shares, along with sterling, took off on Friday after optimism over a possible Brexit deal took hold among investors. The Is(...)

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. (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson in front of a CT scanner during a visit to The Princess Alexandra hospital in Harlow, Essex on Friday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

One of the UK’s most senior officials responsible for Brexit planning is to quit his post just weeks before Britain’s planned departure from the EU, i(...)

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(...)

Protestors hold signs as British prime minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker have a working lunch. Photograph: Joshua Sammer/Getty Images

Talks in Luxembourg between Boris Johnson and Jean Claude Juncker failed to make any ground on the central challenge of the Northern Ireland backstop (...)

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(...)

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