UK Brexit minister David Frost: ‘Without an agreed solution soon, we will need to act, using the Article 16 safeguard mechanism, to address the impact the protocol is having on Northern Ireland.’ Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Brexit minister David Frost has repeated his threat to unilaterally suspend parts of the Northern Ireland protocol by triggering Article 16 unless the(...)

EU commissioner Maireád McGuinness said: ‘European citizens are growing angry and upset at the fact that the vaccine rollout has not happened as rapidly as we had anticipated.’ Photograph: Getty

EU financial services commissioner Maireád McGuinness has said EU leaders will consider on Thursday whether to impose export bans on coronavirus vacci(...)

 European commissioner in charge of financial services Mairead McGuinness said: ‘This has not been good for the European Commission.’ Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/EPA

Ireland’s European commissioner Mairead McGuinness has said the EU’s move to trigger article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol was a mistake and had(...)

Simon Coveney attends a news conference following a meeting with German foreign minister Heiko Maas in Berlin on Friday. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

A Brexit trade deal can still be made, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said, but he warns that a decision must be reached “in a matter (...)

Shoppers queue outside Costco in Leicester, UK, on Sunday, after the announcement that a new national lockdown will come into force in England next week. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

England’s four-week national lockdown could be extended beyond December 2nd if coronavirus infection rates do not significantly fall, a British cabine(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney on the Andrew Marr show on BBC 1 on Sunday: ‘Both the British and Irish economies are going to be damaged significantly and that will be a significant failure of politics not anything else.’

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney dismissed claims by the British prime minister Boris Johnson as “totally bogus”, as the tensions betwee(...)

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab said EU trade deals have boiled down to two outstanding bones of contention. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British foreign secretary Dominic Raab has said a trade deal with Brussels is “there for the taking” as the UK government looked to step up pressure o(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has said relations between Britain and Ireland had been damaged during the Brexit process and needed to be improved upon. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin advised British people against holidaying in Ireland in a BBC television interview on Sunday. Speaking on the Andrew Marr Sh(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney on  the BBC’s  Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

Passing law to prevent the extension of Brexit negotiations will not force the EU to rush into a deal, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned. Mr Coveney (...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson amde the comments while speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC Picture Publicity/Getty

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has blamed Labour for the early release of convicted terrorist Usman Khan, who murdered two people in a knife attack o(...)

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