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 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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney. The Irish position has angered the pro-Brexit lobby in London. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Voters are full square behind the muscular approach to Brexit taken by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, the (...)

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 (...)

A Palestinian seeks cover during clashes at Huwwara checkpoint, near the West Bank City of Nablus. Clashes erupted after an announcement of a general strike and day of rage in protest at US president Donald  Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s Muslims have condemned in unequivocal terms the decision of US president Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jeru(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar looks on at a news conference at Government Buildings this week. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Irish Government is being “played like a harp” by the European Commission, Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin has claimed. Mr Jenkin was speakin(...)

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(...)

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 prime minister Theresa May:  It seems incredible that, 18 months after the Brexit vote, the British government has not spelled out what exactly it wants from the negotiations. Photograph: Andy Rain/Bloomberg

Dublin’s view is this is May’s problem. The fallout from the collapse of the UK’s agreement with the EU to clear the way for the second phase of the (...)

Brexit secretary David Davis: “The presumption of the discussion was that everything we talked about applied to the whole United Kingdom,” he said. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May sought on Tuesday night to rescue a deal on Brexit by promising that any “regulatory alignment” with the European Union would apply to the(...)

The attempt to broker a breakthrough in the Northern Ireland strand may well come to be seen as an important crossroads in the whole Brexit process

The difference between promising “regulatory alignment” and “avoiding regulatory divergence” is everything. Night and day. A pity no- one bothered to(...)

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