Britain’s Northern secretary James Brokenshire arrives at a   weekly meeting of the British cabinet. File photograph: Tolga Akmentolga/AFP.

Britain has two proposals on how to secure a frictionless Irish border between the UK and the European Union after Brexit, Northern secretary James Br(...)

Gerry Adams during a Christmas tree lights ceremony in Leinster house this week. Photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said his party will continue to make the case for special status for the North in the EU as he rejected unionist s(...)

Simon Coveney was asked if the ‘kerfuffle’ over the phase one deal was worth it

The Sky News presenter who asked Tánaiste Simon Coveney if the “kerfuffle” made by the Government over last week’s Brexit talks was “worth it” has res(...)

British prime minister Theresa May arrives for a carol concert at a church in her Maidenhead constituency  on Friday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Downing Street staff Christmas party was in full swing all around her on Thursday night as Theresa May negotiated with Brussels, Dublin and Belfas(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds a press  conference in Dublin on Friday morning after the European Commission announced that “sufficient progress” has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Relief was already a welcome guest at the table as the Cabinet sat down for its Christmas dinner in the National Gallery, next door to Leinster House,(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters hold flags as Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party speaks, flanked by other DUP MPs, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, earlier this week. Photograph:  Hannah McKay/Reuters

The sky is blue, then black, the trees are shivering in the north winds and the first snows of winter have arrived on the farmlands of Fermanagh. Las(...)

Theresa May and Arlene Foster: the DUP this week helped to kill the thing it purports to love – the power and prestige of Britain. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

It has never seemed more apt that perhaps the greatest work of English literature, William Shakespeare’s King Lear, is about the consequences of a cap(...)

 Martin Schulz, leader of the Social Democratic Party  in Germany. He said Ireland was complicit in allowing companies such as Apple to avoid billions of euro in tax. Photograph:   EPA/Hayoung Jeon

There has scarcely been a more dramatic week in Anglo-Irish relations for many years, but an agreement was finally reached between London and the EU o(...)

Sinn Féin billboard calls for “No Hard Border”:   the European Commission has announced “sufficient progress” has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Launching a history on Friday of the Sunningdale Agreement written by a former top Irish civil servant, the 82-year-old Séamus Mallon joked dryly that(...)

Brexit negotiations are now expected to advance to the next stage which focuses on the transition period after Brexit takes effect in March 2019 and on the future EU-UK relationship. Photograph: Getty Images

The deal reached between the European Commission and the British government on Friday paves the way for a much softer Brexit than had been initially e(...)

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