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British prime minister Theresa May said an option to extend the post-Brexit transition period beyond December 2020 was one  alternative to the backstop.  Photograph:   PA Wire

Theresa May has called for a UK-wide customs backstop to be made legally binding in the Brexit withdrawal agreement so that it can replace the Norther(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley: ‘We are committed to everything we have agreed to in the joint report and we will ensure there is no border on the island of Ireland.’ File photograph: Iain Duncan Smith/EPA

The British government will not allow a border to be put in place on the island of Ireland “in any situation” Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has tol(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May: The cabinet expressed support for her  approach ahead of Wednesday’s summit in Brussels. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has called for unity within her government ahead of an EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday, telling ministers that s(...)

‘This is a gig, but this isn’t a gig’: Ed Sheeran introduces the night to an audience of 400 at the London Irish Centre in Camden on Tuesday.

In a green-lit building in the well-to-do end of Camden, the ladies toilet says “Cailíní”, the gents says “Buachaillí”. We’re most certainly in the Lo(...)

Brian Heffernan receives his award as best individual volunteer from the award sponsor Conor Foley of IIBN,  with nominator Guy Bolongaro (left)

A man who upcycles furniture for Irish people in London, a care in the community group that visits vulnerable and housebound members of the Irish comm(...)

Lisa McGee, creator and writer of Channel 4 hit ‘Derry Girls’ was recognised as a rising star at a television industry dinner at the Irish embassy in London.

Irish television talent and executives attended a special industry dinner in the Irish embassy in London last night at which Derry Girls creator Lisa (...)

Rory Montgomery: regarded as the “intellectual powerhouse on all things European”.

Most Thursday mornings they meet in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at Iveagh House on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green. There are no green jer(...)

John Redmond addressing a Home Rule meeting at the Parnell monument on O’Connell Street in Dublin in March 1912.  Photograph courtesy National Library of Ireland

It was a small group that gathered in a committee room at Westminster on Wednesday evening to mark the centenary of John Redmond’s death, but a distin(...)

 Ahead of next month’s summit, the Irish Government wants Britain to make a written declaration outlining how it plans to avoid a hard Border.  Photograph: Brian O’Leary

In an ornate reception room at the Irish Embassy in London on Wednesday evening, a distinguished assembly of MPs, peers, senior Whitehall officials, a(...)

Ireland’s ambassador in London, Dan Mulhall, is to become ambassador to the US. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Ireland’s ambassador in London, Dan Mulhall, is to become ambassador to the United States as part of a rotation in the senior ranks at the Department (...)

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