Leo Varadkar: he has said on numerous occasions that while the wording of a deal could be changed, its substance must not

The Government is open to adding extra elements, such as on the strength of the UK as a political entity, to this week’s Brexit deal as long as they d(...)

Peter Coghlan: ‘Leave-supporting politicians and their pliant media outlets are looking for scapegoats and the Irish are in the firing line just now.’

Following the collapse of a proposed deal on the Irish Border, which would have allowed the Brexit talks to advance to the next stage, we asked reader(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis responds in the House of Commons  to questions on the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: PA

Britain wants any future “regulatory alignment” for Northern Ireland to apply to the whole of the UK after Brexit, chief British negotiator David Davi(...)

DUP shock: Arlene Foster with party colleagues Jeffrey Donaldson and Nigel Dodds in Belfast on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The Government has rejected claims by the DUP leader that it wanted to prevent her party from seeing details of the Border deal that the UK was planni(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

There was widespread support from the Opposition for the Government’s stance on Brexit, as well as encouragement for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to stick t(...)

Both British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president chief Jean-Claude Juncker put a bright complexion on the crash at their brief joint conference offering hope that all would still be resolved before the week is out. But they didn’t provide any answers as to how that might happen. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

It was all supposed to run as smoothly as an episode of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Dublin, London and Brussels would devise the choreography and the(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Council president Donald Tusk. The collapse of a deal on the Border in Ireland exposed May’s political weakness in shambolic fashion. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

A last-minute unionist wobble has scuppered a deal on the Border in Brussels, exposing Theresa May’s political weakness in shambolic fashion. But it i(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre)  speaks to the media alongside senior party colleagues at the Great Hall, Parliament Buildings, Belfast, this evening. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of disrespecting the people of Northern Ireland by a DUP MP. Jim Shannon said power for Northern Ireland poli(...)

A ‘disappointed’ Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a Brexit press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

So near, but so far. Negotiators in Dublin and London had agreed a form of wording on the Irish Border agreeable to both and hopes rose that the dea(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker  at the European Commission in Brussels. Photograph: Getty Images

High-level Brexit talks between the EU and the UK will resume on Wednesday in Brussels following a breakdown on Monday, which has jeopardised next we(...)

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