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British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May emerged from their meeting in Brussels on Wednesday night expressing determination to accelerate their Brexit talk(...)

Spice cadets: Sporty, Baby, Scary, Ginger and Posh get ziggy wit’ it. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

Remember that party you held in your club with all those fusty old colonels and snooty dames? Remember how it was gatecrashed by those loud young wome(...)

Nero’s violin playing amidst chaos and destruction that he caused has contemporary resonance in Boris Johnson’s newspaper columns

The Brexit debacle has been caused by many things, most notably a lack of awareness of history. And what we are witnessing is itself historic - but no(...)

Boris Johnson reportedly said “f**k business” when asked  about business leaders’ Brexit fears. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty

On September 20th, 1988, nine Irish students at the College of Europe took their places in Bruges town hall. We were waiting for Margaret Thatcher to (...)

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable put the kibosh on Irish fantasy. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

There is a view that the most delusional faction in the Brexit process is not, as most would see it, the noisy rump of Tory Brexiteers with their over(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said there had been movement towards agreeing the text of the principle governing the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney stressed inroads had been made on Irish issues on Friday as he moved to play down the lack of progress in B(...)

Michel Barnier: the EU’s chief negotiator believes the UK has barely shifted. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Early days. The Brexit talks have barely finished their third round and commentators are despairing at their pace and wondering if there is any chance(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood referred to the “ intense efforts to restore powersharing government to Northern Ireland” under way at present.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has expressed concern that the snap UK general election will harm talks aimed at restoring Stormont powe(...)

British Prime Minister Theresa May was yesterday given a timely and perhaps embarrassing reminder by her Indian hosts of the inter-connectedness of fr(...)

The Daily Mail published photographs of the three judges involved in the high court hearing, accompanied by the banner headline “Enemies of the people”. One leading commentator likened the tabloids to sterling: just as you think they can’t sink any lower, they do.

Sterling jumped for joy in the immediate aftermath of the kicking given to Theresa May by the UK’s High Court. The insistence that the only body that (...)

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