Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney during  a press conference in Dublin after the deal was agreed. Photograph:  Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The commitments made by Britain to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland are “politically bullet-proof” and “cast iron”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Friday. How May can resolve the contradictoins at the heart of her Brexit policy remains an open question. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Brussels is famous for its chocolate but, as the deal on phase one of the Brexit talks reminds us, it is also a leading producer of high-grade fudge. (...)

If it proves impossible to secure  a comprehensive trade deal then the UK has promised  it will maintain  regulatory alignment between North and South in areas crucial to preserving North South co-operation and linked to the Good Friday agreement. Photograph: PA

The Northern Ireland provisions of the agreement signed on Friday morning between the European Commission and the UK sacrifice a degree of certainty a(...)

Theresa May and Donald Tusk leave after posing for photographers at the European Council in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunande/AFP/Getty Images

As news of the UK-EU Brexit talks deal begins to settle, here is a look at how the British media reported Friday morning’s news from Brussels. BBC (...)

“The problem that the Brexiteers most relentlessly ignored has come to determine the entire shape of their project”

Let’s not understate the import of what Ireland has just achieved. It has not just secured an outcome that minimises the damage of Brexit on this isla(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is welcomed by EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker  prior to the Brexit meeting in Brussels at which the deal was signed. Photograph: EPA

The deal agreed overnight provides assurances to Ireland about the absence of a hard Border on the island after Brexit in March 2019, though it leaves(...)

Deal means North will not be separated ‘constitutionally, politically, economically or regulatory from the rest of the United Kingdom’, said Arlene Foster. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster said in a statement on Friday “We cautioned the prime minister about proceeding with this agreeme(...)

British prime minister Theresa May attends a news conference at the European Commission building in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Bloomberg

The final wording of the agreement between the UK and the EU negotiators preserves the promise of full regulatory alignment between North and South, a(...)

 Britain’s secretary of state for Brexit  David Davis (left), Britain’s prime minister Theresa May (second left), European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (second right)and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (right) meet at the European Commission in Brussels, on Friday morning. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a deal reached this morning between the UK and the EU Brexit negotiating team contains a “politically bullet-proof” agreem(...)

British prime minister Theresa May may travel to Brussels on Friday to conclude a deal with commission president Jean-Claude Juncker if the Irish, British and EU teams can agree on language. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

The Irish and British governments were moving towards a new agreement on the post-Brexit border on Thursday night which would satisfy both Dublin and (...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »