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Tánaiste Simon Coveney said ‘everybody is trying to find a way forward that works for both sides but the negotiations take place in Brussels’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland is not attempting to make a bi-lateral deal on Brexit with the UK, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney has said. Mr Cove(...)

Taoiseach Garret FtizGerald and  British prime minister Margaret Thatcher signing  the Anglo-Irish agreement. “We will have to work with the British and they with us to get out of the present unfortunate situation.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Through years spent operating at the top of Anglo-Irish relations, Irish ex-diplomat Séan Ó hUigínn detected what he sees as a curious gap in British (...)

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay leads his team out of his office including Attorney general Geoffrey Cox (centre left) as they leave Downing St in London for Brussels. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Northern Ireland residents who wish to assert their Irish nationality and EU citizenship rights after Brexit are inadequately protected by the Brexit (...)

Dominic Raab gives evidence about the Brexit backstop to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee in London. Mr Raab claims a meeting he had with Simon Coveney ‘was leaked in an inaccurate and misrepresenting way by the Taoiseach directly’ Photograph: PA Wire

The Government has described claims from former UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaked the contents of a meeting Mr Raab (...)

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons at the start of a five-day debate on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement last week. Photograph PA Wire

UK Brexit minister Stephen Barclay has insisted that Tuesday’s crunch vote on Theresa May’s compromise Brexit deal would go ahead. This follows media (...)

Dominic Raab speaking outside his Surrey home.  Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Dominic Raab has hit out at Theresa May, suggesting she has failed to stand up to a bullying European Union over the Brexit deal. Mr Raab, who steppe(...)

Leo Varadkar: “If you start trying to amend it or unpick it you might find that the whole thing starts to unravel.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there is “not much room for renegotiation” of the Brexit deal. Mr Varadkar also said it will be “very difficult” to a(...)

Simon Coveney: “There will be no withdrawal agreement without the backstop, end of story.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Reneging on the “backstop” by the United Kingdom to avoid a hard border after Brexit could open parts of the withdrawal treaty already agreed to reneg(...)

Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, left, and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier prepare to shake hands after a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

A Brexit deal must be signed by “November at the latest”, the EU’s chief negotiator has warned. Michel Barnier told a press conference in Brussels t(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney played down the impact of Davis’s move. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government’s focus in negotiations on Brexit is more on policy than personalities, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has(...)

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