As repeated by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Friday’s press conference following his meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk (above), Ireland’s favoured option is for the UK to remain in the UK trading bloc. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

What are the talks about the Border focusing on? It is all about avoiding the return of a Border on the island of Ireland and specifically one affect(...)

Irish emigrants shared their experiences of having to  explain  Ireland’s status as an independent country while living abroad. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/ /AFP/GettyImages

Have you ever had to explain the history of the relationship between Ireland and Britain while travelling or living abroad? Yesterday, Irish Times co(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council President Donald Tusk speaking at a joint press conference at the Government buildings on Friday afternoon. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk has weighed his support firmly behind Ireland in the Brexit negotiations, saying if the United Kingd(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said other EU countries were fully supportive of Ireland’s position on the Border. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Talks between the British government and the European Union, with the heavy involvement of Irish officials, are entering a critical stage in Brussels,(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and other senior party figures have in the past week struck a note of realism on the prospect of restoring the Executive, if not on Brexit and its dangers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Reuters

The annual conference of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) last weekend contained a glimmer of hope that the powersharing institutions in Northern I(...)

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson: “Ministers in the Republic seem to be clambering over each other to instil fear in unionist minds.” Photograph: PA.

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson has accused the Irish Government of acting provocatively over Brexit and calle(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “Her majesty’s government have a clear understanding that the DUP will not countenance any arrangement that could lead to a new border being created in the Irish Sea.” Photograph: PA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will “not countenance” any Brexit arrangement that could lead to a new border between Northern Ireland(...)

Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley Jr delivers a speech during the annual DUP party conference at La Mon House on November 25th, 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

DUP MP Ian Paisley has urged the Republic to take a more mature approach to Brexit. “If the Republic of Ireland is going to keep shouting at our Bord(...)

UK Brexit minister Robin Walker emphasised the strength of the relationship between London and Dublin. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

After last week’s Sturm und Drang between Britain and Ireland over the Border, both governments have sought in recent days to cool the rhetoric. Brexi(...)

What Dublin is asking for on the Border should be well within London’s capacity to deliver: a declaration that there will be no physical Border in Ireland. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Eighteen months after it voted to leave the European Union, the British government is finally forced to confront its scandalous failure to deal with o(...)

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