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Driver John Carroll gets ready to  leave  Dublin for  Germany.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It’s a Saturday afternoon in Mulhuddart, west Dublin and lorry driver John Carroll is packing up for his two-day, six-country journey to Germany. Eve(...)

The Dover-Calais route could be running at only 12-25 per cent of its normal capacity for up to six months under a no-deal Brexit

Britain is drawing up plans to charter ships to bring in emergency food and medicines in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit next March, in a move greeted(...)

I had not been to Knock for decades. After the pope’s visit, I planned to mooch around the village to see what memories it would stir up. I never expected it to be emotional. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/Getty Images

The man in the souvenir shop in Knock observed my media lanyard and concluded I wasn’t your typical pilgrim buying rosary beads and scapulars. “Are y(...)

Theresa May returns to Downing Street after winning a Brexit vote in parliament in London, on Wednesday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Their expressions seemed to tell the story, with Tory rebel leader Dominic Grieve looking anguished after he said he would vote against his own amend(...)

Armed police will continue to patrol the streets and the transport network in London. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Britain’s terror threat level has been reduced from critical to severe, meaning an attack is no longer regarded as imminent, after police arrested two(...)

Fionnuala Walsh trains off the west Clare coast

Fionnuala Walsh’s mother couldn’t swim, so she made sure her six children could. Growing up on the Shannon Estuary, the record-breaking long-distance(...)

A lorry passes through UK Border Control at the Eurotunnel site in Calais. Ferry services have reopened following a fresh blockade at the port. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Thousands of people have been stuck in their cars or on ferries after a fresh blockade of the Port of Calais by striking workers. Cross-channel ferry (...)

Thousands of migrants stormed Eurotunnel’s French terminal in Calais Monday  night. File photograph: Chris Ison/PA

About 2,000 desperate migrants stormed the Channel tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night, disrupting rail services and causing gridlock on UK road(...)

A migrant receives a medical consultation at a field dispensary set up by the French doctors group Medecins du Monde (Doctors of the World) at a makeshift tent city located in a field in Calais, France. France and Britain agreed on Thursday to step up efforts to discourage migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to stow away on vehicles crossing the Channel between the two countries. Calais is one of the front lines in a wider immigration crisis in which European countries are struggling to agree among themselves how to deal with growing numbers of migrants fleeing conflict or poverty.  Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Channel Tunnel services between the UK and France were disrupted after around 150 migrants tried to storm the terminal in Calais in a bid to board UK-(...)

Ferry passengers heading to England line up at the car ferry terminal in Calais, northern France on Monday, June 29th. Photograph: Michel Spingler/AP.

Travellers on both sides of the Channel are facing further disruption as a strike looks set to keep the Port of Calais closed until Thursday. A(...)

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