Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with  other leaders  at the British-Irish Council  meeting in Guernsey on June 22nd. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The mystery of why London will not convene the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference has a twin. Why is London snubbing the British-Irish Council(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar in Guernsey: “We are going to intensify our efforts to come to a withdrawal agreement.”   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

A Brexit “no deal” is now more likely than one with agreement, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned. Speaking during the British-Irish Council summit in Gue(...)

 Leo Varadkar arrives to attend the British-Irish Council  in Guernsey. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The UK is “more likely than it was a few months ago” to leave the European Union without a deal, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadkar said th(...)

 Denis Naughten,  Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Lord Gardiner at  Farmleigh House. Photograph: MaxwellPhotography.ie

Ireland and the UK are to scale-up co-ordinated efforts to curb the threat of invasive non-native species, including introducing new measures to curb (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon at  Governments Buildings. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon told business leaders in Dublin that the UK should remain in the single market and customs union after Brexit.(...)

A former Border post between the Republic and Northern Ireland, in Carrickarnon. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

If the UK leaves the EU a “hard” Border is inevitable. The key question is where? The Democratic Unionist Party objects to it being “in the Irish Sea”(...)

Brexit: “Every single aspect of life in Northern Ireland could be affected by the outcome”, Leo Varadkar will say. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will tell an audience in Northern Ireland on Friday that the “challenge of our generation” is Brexit. In his first visit to N(...)

In a survey of more than 700 Conservative Party members, two in three were sanguine about the end of the UK union. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Is Britain’s governing party still conservative and unionist? That last word was originally a reference not to the union with Northern Ireland, but wi(...)

Labour MP Hilary Benn attended a Brexit meeting in Dublin on Thursday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Britain will not pay a so-called divorce settlement that could be as much as €60 billion to the European Union, a group of TDs and Senators have been (...)

Ms Sturgeon has repeatedly said that she does not want to see Scotland taken out of the EU against its will. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon will visit Dublin on Monday where she has a number of engagements including lunch at Áras an Uachtaráin with (...)

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