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British Brexit Secretary David Davis has claimed Sinn Féin’s growing influence in the Republic has pushed the Irish Government into taking a harder-than-expected stand in the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin’s growing influence in the Republic has pushed the Irish Government into taking a harder-than-expected stand in the Brexit negotiations , Br(...)

Martin McGuinness shortly after he was appointed minister for education in 1999. His comment about having been “on the run” “was not the kind of comment to instil confidence in the future”. Photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

On a recent visit to New York, I fulfilled a long-held ambition to walk over the famous Brooklyn Bridge. The construction of this bridge was not witho(...)

April 10th, 1998: taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British prime minister Tony Blair and US senator George Mitchell shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Dan Chung/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Hannan is one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of the Brexiteers. The longtime Tory member of the European Parliament has a double fir(...)

A Garda removes a  checkpoint sign at the border between counties Armagh and  Louth, during a visit by EU chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier last May. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Irish companies dependent on the UK market will face difficulties when Britain leaves the EU, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. There was no point in (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at an event in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Some Brexiteers are risking fragile peace in Northern Ireland by questioning the future of the Belfast Agreement, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. Mr(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis responds in the House of Commons  to questions on the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: PA

Britain wants any future “regulatory alignment” for Northern Ireland to apply to the whole of the UK after Brexit, chief British negotiator David Davi(...)

Boris Johnson and Ukip’s Douglas Carswell on the campaign trail ahead of the Brexit referendum. ‘A crude question divides a nation, driven by emotions not on the ballot paper, paralysing politics for years to come.’ File photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Confirmation bias is everywhere. You are what you read – and you read stories that confirm who you think you are. So Guardian types find their eyes, d(...)

Anti-Conservative Party and anti-DUP demonstrators in Parliament Square in front of the Houses of Parliament in London on Sunday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, has appointed Damian Green, one of her closest political allies, as her second-in-command, in a cabinet reshuff(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with her members of parliament outside the Stormont Hotel in Belfast.  Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A deal between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party to allow Theresa May to govern as prime minister would be “bad news” for women give(...)

European Union chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier (second from left) visiting the Border last week. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

At the European Union leaders’ first Brexit negotiations summit, the 27 leaders unanimously approved a declaration which stated that “the entire terri(...)

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