Senior DUP members in London this week. Photograph: Akmentolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

When the British flag is flown upside down deliberately, I’m told, it serves as a coded distress signal, and is sometimes used as such by the navy and(...)

Boris Johnson says it is time for the negotiations to move on to the future relationship between Britain and the European Union. Photograph: Jack Taylor

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has warned British prime minister Theresa May against agreeing to any special arrangement for Northern Ireland(...)

Bertie Ahern: Theresa May “has problems within and problems without”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Bertie Ahern has warned that there will be “huge risks” if no agreement is reached on the future of the Border to allow Brexit negotiations to proceed(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar explains a point after a meeting  the prime minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte in Dublin on Wednesday night. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister Theresa May is facing a race against time to progress the Brexit talks and resolve deadlock over the Irish border which threate(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May as she spoke during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) session in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May has said the British government will ensure the Brexit deal will not involve a hard border in Ireland. She said(...)

Taoiseach said  he had maintained a “studied silence’’ on Monday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he absolutely accepts the British prime minister wants an agreement on the post-Brexit Border and was acting in good f(...)

British prime minister Theresa May’s hopes of securing a deal with Brussels were scuppered by the DUP on Monday, in a day of surprises, disappointment(...)

Brexit games: ‘This political ping-pong battle is really hurting investor sentiment towards sterling’ Photograph: PA Wire

Sterling fell to a one-week low in volatile trading on Wednesday after the Sun newspaper’s political editor said on Twitter that a Brexit deal is unli(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with DUP leader Arlene Foster wh spoke by telephone on Wednesday as efforts continue to rescue a deal on the Border arrangements after Brexit.  Photograph: Daniel Leal Olivas/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke to British prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to break the impasse in the Brexit talks. Ms (...)

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has called on European leaders to give an immediate go-ahead to talks on post-Brexit trade relations, rather t(...)

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