MEP Mairead McGuinness: “It is very much in our interest and our responsibility, and me as a border MEP, to stress the significance of this situation on the island of Ireland. We do not want to see a return to a hard border.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland will not do any bilateral deals with the UK on Brexit, MEP Mairead McGuinness has said. It is important there is full co-operation between al(...)

 Britain is considering using entry points to the Irish Republic as its front line in combating post-Brexit illegal immigration, according to Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. Photograph: PA

The Irish Government is agreeable to Irish ports and airports being used as part of a frontline to control immigration into Britain. Minister for Fi(...)

Anti-Brexit campaigners, Borders Against Brexit, set up a mock customs hut at Carrickcarnon, at the border between Co Fermanagh and Co Cavan over the weekend to protest against the Brexit decision. Photograph: Reuters

Britain is seeking to shift the frontline of immigration controls to Ireland’s ports and airports to avoid having to introduce a “hard border” between(...)

Victims’ rights campaigner Raymond McCord, who is challenging the constitutional authority of the British government to take Northern Ireland out of the European Union . File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Executing Brexit would be an “act of profound legal and constitutional as well as political significance” for Northern Ireland, Belfast High Court was(...)

Campaigners from a group called Border Communities Against Brexit outside Belfast’s High Court where a legal challenge to Brexit is taking place. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The British prime minister Theresa May acted legally and democratically in announcing that she will take the United Kingdom out of the European Union,(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  said the Government’s plan was well advanced and he would brief the Opposition party leaders later in the day to give them the chronology of all that was done in advance of the referendum and since. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected a Sinn Féin claim the Government has no plan to deal with the fallout from the UK Brexit referendum. He told the (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster  will not attend the all-island Civic Dialogue on Brexit. “It’s not a question of boycotting, I’ll just not be going and I made that clear right from the very start,” she said. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Government will shortly begin the process of inviting potential participants to an “all-island Civic Dialogue on Brexit”. The event, to be held i(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a joint news conference at 10 Downing Street, London in July. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters/Pool

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected a Sinn Féin claim the Government has no plan to deal with the fallout from the UK EU referendum. He told the part(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has given the  clearest signal yet that the Government is seeking a special status for Northern Ireland as a solution to the threat of a hard border on the island post-Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government will seek a “legal recognition of the unique status of the North and the circumstances on the island” as part of the arrangements when(...)

Enda Kenny: Consideration of abortion issue by citizens’ assembly will take ’six, seven, eight’ months. Photograph: Reuters

It is likely British prime minster Theresa May will formally begin the process of exiting the European Union in January or February, Taoiseach Enda Ke(...)

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