Explainer: What happened on day one of the Brexit debate - and what happens next?
Independent.ie NewsdeskThe first of five days of debate on Theresa May's Brexit deal took place on Tuesday, as the Prime Minister battled to save her plan.
Theresa May is a British politician who has served as the UK’s Prime Minister since 2016. Born in 1956 in Sussex, she initially worked in banking before being elected to Parliament as a member of the Conservative party in the 1997 general election.
Independent.ie NewsdeskThe first of five days of debate on Theresa May's Brexit deal took place on Tuesday, as the Prime Minister battled to save her plan.
Kevin DoyleThe likelihood of a no-deal Brexit has been reduced after a day which saw Prime...
William JamesUK Prime Minister Theresa May must win a vote in parliament on December 11 to...
Andy Bruce British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she would still be in her job in two weeks time, downplaying speculation that she might resign if she loses a key Brexit vote in parliament which is...
Christopher Hope The DUP will join Labour and other opposition parties tomorrow in a bid to force the British government to publish its legal advice on Brexit - a move that could delay the crucial vote on Theresa May's plan.
So this is what the latest episode of Brexit has come down to - who do you least want to offend, the viewers of Strictly Come Dancing or I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here?
Danica Kirka British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the opposition Labour Party of betraying the British people by trying to stop Brexit as she went on the offensive yesterday in her battle to win approval of...
Independent.ie Newsdesk French President Emmanuel Macron has stepped up pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by telling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that international experts need to...
Kylie MacLellan British Prime Minister Theresa May said she was focused on getting her Brexit deal backed at a vote in parliament on December 11 rather than preparing a plan B.
John McTernan Theresa May is about to fly to Argentina for a summit. She shouldn't. It's an iron law of politics that when beleaguered prime ministers leave their country, they lose control. When the cat's away, the...
Kevin Doyle British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly refused to say who would erect a Border on the island of Ireland in the absence of the so-called 'backstop'.
John Downing This time three years ago most of us had never heard the term 'Brexit'.
Gabriela Baczynska The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has told Britain the Brexit deal the bloc agreed with Prime Minister Theresa May was the only one possible.
David Milliken, Huw Jones and William Schomberg Britain risks suffering an even bigger hit to its economy than during the global financial crisis 10 years ago if it leaves the European Union in the worst-case Brexit scenario in four months' time, the...
Sean O'Grady Plainly the odds are stacked against Theresa May getting her deal through parliament, and you'd be amazed if it was approved first time round. Labour will vote fairly solidly against it and there...
Ryan McAleer and David Young British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her party's confidence and supply agreement with the DUP continues for now.
David Young, Michael McHugh and Cate McCurry Theresa May has sidestepped questions on whether she would support Sinn Féin taking their Westminster seats to back her Brexit deal.
Michael Holden Britain can unilaterally reverse its decision to leave the European Union, Europe’s top court was told on Tuesday at an urgent hearing in a case supporters of membership hope could pave the way to...
Independent.ie Business Desk The pound rose today after the European Union sealed a Brexit deal but the currency's gains were curbed by doubts about Prime Minister Theresa May getting the agreement through a divided British parliament.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May will challenge MPs to back her Brexit plan or risk crashing out of the European Union without an agreement.
John Downing It took just 38 minutes to put the UK beyond the Brexit point of no return yesterday after almost 46 years of EU membership. All the Euro kingpins honoured their commitment to strike a sombre tone...
Editorial So it is now all eyes on Theresa May, as the embattled British prime minister faces the very difficult task of selling an unpopular deal to her colleagues in the London parliament.
Nigel Dodds Despite the evidence of mounting opposition to her deal, Theresa May has signed up to it without asking for a single change.
What happened at this EU leaders' summit? After a year of missed deadlines, the 28 EU leaders sealed a deal on the UK Brexit divorce. They also agreed a political declaration to fix future talks on the EU-UK relationship after Brexit becomes a reality. Those negotiations...
Mark Edwards and David Young DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will "review" the confidence and supply agreement with the Conservative Party if Theresa May's Brexit deal passes parliament.
Richard Curran Last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May emphasised how her Brexit agreement was the "right deal for Britain". She has also said it is the only deal. Assuming a deal is finally concluded at today's...
Colm McCarthy With or without a withdrawal agreement, the United Kingdom departs the European Union on March 29 next by automatic operation of the law.
David Hughes The rejection of Theresa May's Brexit deal will lead to "economic chaos" in Britain, warned UK chancellor Philip Hammond as the British PM travelled to Brussels yesterday for talks.
David Hughes Theresa May said the UK's position on the sovereignty of Gibraltar has not changed following claims she caved in to Spanish demands for concessions over the future of the territory.
Ivan Yates Despite the blood in the halls of Westminster, UK Prime Minister Theresa May could yet triumph as she battles a dismal array of naysayers within her own party, and Labour opportunists without.
Kevin Doyle Spanish threats to derail the Brexit deal at the last minute were subsiding last night.
Martina Devlin I don't buy the sight of them snuggling up together. "You'll love each other," mutual friends encourage the relationship. "You have so much in common." But when they look into one another's eyes,...
By Caitlin Doherty, Press Association Theresa May has been baked a cake by a child who thought she was having a “tough week”, she has revealed .
Laura Larkin Measures to prevent a hard Irish Border make a "complete nonsense of Brexit", Theresa May has been told by furious Tory backbenchers as she struggles to bring the deal to a conclusion.
Laura Larkin The political declaration between the EU and the UK outlines the general parameters of the future relationship. It is non-binding and will form the basis of the next stage of Brexit negotiations,...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Britain and the European Union agreed a draft text setting out a close post-Brexit relationship, officials said, though wrangling with Spain over control of Gibraltar must still be settled before EU...
John Downing Unless there is something odd out there, there is not much wiggle room left to polish the text of this draft EU-UK Brexit deal.
John Downing British Prime Minister Theresa May will this afternoon meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for talks aimed at paving the way for an EU leaders' summit on Sunday.
John Downing With three weeks to go before a vital series of votes in the British parliament, Theresa May has stepped up the tempo of her campaign.
Kylie MacLellan and William James British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Monday to stick to her draft European Union divorce deal as dissenting lawmakers in her own party tried to trigger a leadership challenge.
TUV leader Jim Allister has said he is "greatly disappointed" the Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) has backed Theresa May's draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Independent.ie Business Desk Irish government bond yield spreads over Germany were near their widest level since late May as worries over the economic impact of a messy Brexit hurt demand for the country's debt.
David Wilcock and Dan O'Donoghue Theresa May took a swipe at Tory rivals threatening to unseat her as party leader as she warned the next seven days would be "critical" to achieving a successful Brexit.
Geraldine Herbert Since the vote by the UK to leave the EU in June 2016, used car imports have been steadily rising and have doubled in two years, up to almost 100,000 from 48,000 in 2015. New car registrations...
David Wilcock A new poll suggests that almost half of British adults believe Theresa May should remain as UK prime minister at least until Britain leaves the European Union.
Colm McCarthy The only certainty from last week's events is that the draft withdrawal agreement negotiated with the United Kingdom is pretty much the final offer from the EU-27. There will be textual...
Martina Devlin Theresa May has no need to wait until the Ides of March before checking for daggers in her ribs because she has a target pinned to her back already. But this woman has more lives than Larry the...
Gerard O'Regan To use a sporting analogy, we saw Conor McGregor-style politics at full pelt in the House of Commons and its surrounds this week.
Cormac McQuinn Q: I thought there was a deal to avoid a hard Border in Ireland - what's become of that?
Tom Peck To the best of my understanding, Theresa May remains prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but nobody can be quite sure.
Georgina Stubbs Theresa May headed back to her constituency on Friday having survived - so far - one of the most intense weeks of her increasingly bruising premiership as her party fought itself over Brexit.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Amber Rudd made a dramatic return to Theresa May's Cabinet as the Prime Minister sought to bolster her position following the backlash to her Brexit deal.
Cormac McQuinn Political Correspondent TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said that it would be “very difficult” to avoid a hard border in Ireland if there is a no-deal Brexit.
David Hughes and Jennifer McKiernan Theresa May has revealed she is personally affected by concerns over post-Brexit medical supplies as her insulin is made in Denmark.
Andrew Woodcock, Gavin Cordon, David Hughes and Jennifer McKiernan MICHAEL GOVE has thrown beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline after deciding that he will remain in her Government as Environment Secretary.
Andrew Woodcock British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she wants all Cabinet ministers to feel they can stay on in their jobs, amid furious speculation in Westminster over the future of Environment...
Sirena Bergman I woke up to find that the entire British government is collapsing. There is not enough junk food in central London to get me through this one.
John Downing The only question now is: how and when will Theresa May exit the UK prime minister's office? Here are some would-be successors.
Thomas Harris Jeremy Corbyn's quickest route to Downing Street is an early election, not a second referendum. It's a frustrating time to be a Labour MP. When is it not, you may respond. But as the British...
Kevin Doyle, Laura Larkin and Gavin McLoughlin The first signs of Brexit's true impact on Ireland have hit as investors fear Theresa May's proposed deal is already dead.
John Mulligan and Donal O'Donovan Irish exporters are facing mounting pressure as continued Brexit uncertainty and an increasingly unstable UK government battered sterling, with analysts predicting it could plunge further.
Michael Deacon Outside Parliament, a man with bagpipes was playing the theme tune from 'Game of Thrones'. You know: the long-running drama serial about politics and betrayal, in which a cast of ruthless...
Kevin Doyle Brexit is one of those words you wish you never heard. It's an awful idea. A snake that is slowly trying to choke the life out of us.
Louise Kelly UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said that leadership "is about making the right decisions, not the easy ones".
Independent.ie Newsdesk UK Prime Minister Theresa May stepped out of 10 Downing Street at about 7.15pm on Wednesday following a marathon five-hour Cabinet meeting and announced the Cabinet had agreed the draft Brexit...
David Wilcock Theresa May's Brexit plan has failed to win the backing of the British public, with an opinion poll suggesting that more than four in 10 Britons oppose it.
Richard Wheeler Andrea Leadsom has insisted she has no plans to quit the Government and will support Theresa May in securing a Brexit deal.
John Downing Theresa May is battling to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest.
Independent.ie Business Desk Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 and will not suspend the process of leaving, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that it would meet its legal obligations on a...
Kevin Doyle and Laura Larkin TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney has said the British Prime Minister Theresa May will need to be “tough, resilient and persuasive” in the days ahead if the Brexit deal is to survive.
Independent.ie Newsdesk EMBATTLED UK prime minister Theresa May has had a turbulent day of high profile ministerial resignations and backlash against the deal.
Independent.ie Business Desk The euro strengthened on Thursday as investors cautiously welcomed Britain's draft Brexit deal with the European Union and concerns about the Italian budget stand-off eased.
Conor Riordan The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she "wouldn't put money" on Theresa May being in Number 10 by the time the UK leaves the EU.
Peter Foster To anyone who has been paying attention over the past six months, the outlines of the Brexit divorce deal have been clear.
David Hughes Theresa May's Brexit plan is "profoundly undemocratic" and would lock the UK into the EU's rules, the leader of the influential European Research Group of Tories has said as he urged...
Independent.ie Business Desk Sterling steadied after posting its biggest jump in two weeks on Tuesday as investors await the outcome of a cabinet meeting where Prime Minister Theresa May will try to convince her ministers to...
Kevin Doyle, Kate Holton and James Davey Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal has the potential to break up the United Kingdom because it will treat Northern Ireland differently, DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said.
John Downing It took all of 29 months since the Brexit referendum to get this far. Now things may finally move - but that might not be in the direction Theresa May would like as cabinet and parliament endorsement...
John Downing The next thing Mrs May now needs to do is cajole, bully and bribe her own party. John Downing explains all.
Michael Holden and Gabriela Baczynska A BREXIT deal is almost within touching distance, British Prime Minister Theresa May's de facto deputy said on Tuesday, as Britain and the European Union sought to avoid missing a deadline for...
John Downing Let's play an old children's game called "supposing - supposing". Let us suppose that British Prime Minister Theresa May gets her Brexit proposals through her Cabinet and she cuts a deal soon in Brussels.
Elizabeth Piper in London British Prime Minister Theresa May came under growing pressure yesterday to change her plan for Britain to leave the European Union to avoid defeat in a parliamentary vote.
Colm McCarthy A special European Council to consider the draft withdrawal agreement could be announced in the next few days if there is a decent prospect of success.
Editorial As the Brexit endgame approaches, things are becoming fraught, and this seems to be especially so for those on the fringes of negotiations - the DUP and the hardline Tory Brexiteers.
Kevin Doyle DUP leader Arlene Foster said yesterday her party has "only one red line" which is that Northern Ireland cannot be distanced from their "precious union".
Shaun Connolly Jo Johnson has signalled that more ministers may be poised to quit over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans.
Kevin Doyle More than three decades after Ulster first began to say 'no', the DUP is yet again chanting Ian Paisley's slogan.
David Hughes BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May faces a fresh Brexit headache as her plans risked a rift with her Democratic Unionist Party allies.
Peter Foster Theresa May faced a fresh Brexit headache as her plans risked a rift with her Democratic Unionist Party allies.
Kevin Doyle in Helsinki A Brexit deal is effectively done - but it now depends on UK Prime Minister Theresa May's ability to "land the plane".
Editorial Fate has its own timing but since the vexed term Brexit was coined the over-riding fear was we would find ourselves at a table at the 11th hour being told in crisp tones: "What's mine is mine and...
UK Prime Minister Theresa May today faces a Cabinet showdown with Dominic Raab, her Brexit Minister, after he privately accused No 10 of undermining his attempts to solve the Irish Border issue.
What is the backstop and when will it apply? The 'Irish backstop' was originally designed as a way of keeping Northern Ireland's regulations for trade closely aligned to the EU in order to preserve an open Border.
Kevin Doyle, Cormac McQuinn and Ralph Riegel THE Taoiseach has indicated that Ireland is willing to consider proposals for a review clause in relation to the backstop for the Irish border.
Kevin Doyle Strap yourself in, it's going to be another week of Brexitmania where fact and fiction are hard to tell apart.
Costas Pitas and William James British Prime Minister Theresa May's office has dismissed as "speculation" a newspaper report that suggests an all-UK customs deal will be written into the legally binding agreement governing...
John Downing It has been all about giving Northern Ireland some special status without making it look like the North was exiting the EU on different terms to England, Scotland or Wales. That is how things...
John Mulligan European air travellers risk "chaos" in the event of a hard Brexit, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned.
Kevin Doyle British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face down her Conservative Party critics amid reports of a fresh EU offer aimed at breaking the Brexit deadlock.
Laura Larkin The UK's Northern Ireland secretary, Karen Bradley, has said the British government accepts an insurance policy is needed for the people of Northern Ireland post-Brexit.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May has told MPs there may be limited circumstances when it is in Britain's interest to agree to a short extension to the transition period after it leaves the EU in March 2020.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brexit negotiations must be tied up by the end of next month to allow new laws to be put in place in time for exit day, Dominic Raab has said.
Dan White With last week's toing and froing in Brussels having failed to produce any agreement, the odds on the UK crashing out of the EU next March without a deal have shortened even further. With a so-called hard Brexit now looking the most likely outcome, a slew of major Irish companies find themselves in the Brexit firing line.
Alex Morales, Suzi Ring and David Hellier Theresa May sought to reassure UK business that a Brexit deal was just around the corner on a conference call with more than 130 chief executives and officials from some of the world's largest...
Peter Geoghegan Theresa May could have been forgiven for thinking she had, finally, turned a corner. Having endured a torrid summer dominated by talk of leadership challenges and internecine warfare, the embattled British prime minister emerged from the recent Conservative party conference with a spring in her step - even shuffling her way on...
Andrew Woodcock Theresa May has confirmed she is ready to consider a delay of "a matter of months" in Britain's final departure from the EU in order to avoid a hard border in Ireland.
Cormac McQuinn The EU is open to the idea of allowing the UK leave over a longer period of time in return for agreeing to accepting prevent a hard border.
Michael McHugh Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has urged the Irish Government to "hold its nerve" in the current Brexit impasse.
Kevin Doyle and John Downing British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to walk away from a deal which would ensure a hard border never again emerges on the island of Ireland.
Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James Prime Minister Theresa May urged the European Union on Monday not to allow a stand-off over the so-called Irish backstop to derail Brexit talks, saying she believed a deal was still achievable in the...
Alastair Macdonald Failure to agree a "backstop" mechanism on Northern Ireland's land border with the European Union has thwarted hopes of a Brexit deal this week. This is what it is and why it matters:
Cormac McQuinn EU hopes of a break in the Brexit impasse were dashed last night after British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to endorse a draft deal struck with the EU by her own negotatiors.
Amanda Ferguson UK prime minister Theresa May has been warned not to accept a "dodgy" deal from Brussels by the leader of her Democratic Unionist Party allies.
Dan O'Donoghue The DUP has stepped up warnings to Theresa May not to compromise over the Irish Border in her efforts to secure a Brexit deal.
Independent.ie Newsdesk EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker threw a little dance move before a speech on Monday, raising a laugh in Brussels as he appeared to mimic Theresa May but angering supporters of the...
Eoghan Harris When Arlene Foster said she would be happy to work with Boris Johnson, I recalled a saying attributed to the subtle French statesman and survivor, Talleyrand.
Brendan O'Connor Sometimes, when things happen slowly and gradually, in an incremental drip drip, you can fail to notice that the world has gone completely crazy. Each day your tolerance for the insane is...
Colm McCarthy Jeremy Hunt "compares EU to USSR and accuses bloc of holding UK prisoner" headlined The Daily Telegraph last Monday, reporting the address to the Conservative party conference in Birmingham from...
Declan Lynch Breathtakingly naff though it was, there was still a kind of patriotism in Theresa May's dance to the podium at the Tory Conference. If she will agree to do such things for her country, there is still hope.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Comedian and broadcaster Patrick Kielty has urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to listen to the people of Northern Ireland, and not allow the creation of a new hard border.
Cormac McQuinn EUROPEAN Council president Donald Tusk and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar have warned the British government it's "time to get down to business" on crucial Brexit talks.
Independent.ie Business Desk Japanese carmaker Nissan said on Thursday there will be "serious implications" for Britain's manufacturing industry if the United Kingdom fails to secure a trade deal with the European Union.
Nishant Kumar Britain's high-end and luxury homebuilders face a squeeze as prime minister Theresa May prepares to impose higher taxes on foreigners looking to buy properties in the UK.
John Downing 1 The British Conservative Party remains utterly polarised over Brexit. Attempts over four days to introduce other topics failed. That included attacking its old foe, Labour. It ended, as it...
John Downing Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May has called on her warring Conservative Party to back her in trying to broker a reasonable Brexit deal - including compromise on the Irish Border.
John Downing Hoofing on stage to the strains of an iconic Swedish band, and limp jokes about the set not falling down again. Well, check your prejudices and see: it was either ultra-brave - or beyond parody.
Independent.ie Business Desk BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May made an upbeat start to her keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference by shimmying on stage to Abba's Dancing Queen today.
Independent.ie Business Desk Boris Johnson, one of Britain's most prominent Brexit campaigners, said Prime Minister Theresa May's party had lost its confidence and called on Conservatives to champion the free market to keep the...
Harry Yorke and Gordon Rayner DUP leader Arlene Foster praised Boris Johnson's "positive" Brexit vision saying it was wrong to think the Good Friday Agreement was "sacrosanct" in determining the final deal with the EU.
Amy Molloy Former Britain Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been pictured running through a field near his home in what appears to be a dig at Prime Minister Theresa May.
Jack Maidment British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt compared the EU to the Soviet Union as he warned Brussels: You cannot keep us prisoner.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Boris Johnson has lobbed a political hand grenade at Theresa May as the Tory conference begins, branding her Brexit plan "deranged" and "preposterous".
Gordon Rayner British Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a direct attack on Boris Johnson's alternative Brexit vision as government sources said it would "guarantee no deal and put jobs at risk".
Richard Curran An ever-larger number of people see what might be called a 'crisis of capitalism'. They see growing inequality and have a sense that public services are under-funded.
Sam Lister in New York Theresa May yesterday accused Russia of "desperate fabrication" over the Skripal assassination attempt as she addressed world leaders in New York.
Kevin Doyle British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to dramatically reduce corporation tax after Brexit in a move that could threaten Irish jobs.
Donal O'Donovan In normal circumstances, a plan by the UK to slash corporation tax would cause panic in Irish ranks.
Independent.ie Newsdesk British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised that the post-Brexit United Kingdom will offer the lowest rate of corporation tax in the G20.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May is to meet senior ministers as she battles to save her Chequers blueprint for Brexit following last week's humiliating rebuff by EU leaders.
Shona Murray The UK is unlikely to provide any new legal text on its proposals to avoid a hard Border on the island of Ireland until after the annual Tory Party conference in a week.
Dan O'Brien Humiliation is among the most dangerous feelings. When it becomes a factor in conflicts, reason takes a back seat. People will sacrifice a lot to avoid being humiliated. Some more than others.
John Downing Embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May was said to have been "humiliated" by her EU counterparts.
Shona Murray and Philip Ryan The threat of a chaotic no-deal Brexit soared as British Prime Minister Theresa May angrily accused the EU of creating an "impasse" in negotiations.
Louise Kelly and Philip Ryan European Council President Donald Tusk has conceded British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposal is a “step in the right direction”.
Tommy Wilkes The British pound fell from near two-month highs on Friday after European Union leaders warned Prime Minister Theresa May that they are ready for a no-deal Brexit if she failed to give ground on...
Laura Larkin British Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan was firmly slapped down as EU leaders told her it "will not work".
William James British Prime Minister Theresa May has little more than six months to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union, sell it to her divided Conservative Party and win parliamentary approval.
Laura Larkin & Independent.ie Business Desk European Union leaders decided they will hold an extra Brexit summit on the weekend of November 17-18, diplomatic sources said.
Laura Larkin Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ramped up the pressure on British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of a one-on-one meeting, playing down any suggestion progress on Brexit has been made in recent weeks.
Richard Curran The annual National Ploughing Championships is a good time to take stock. Beef farmers have seen factory gate prices slashed. Dry weather has hit tillage yields, while dairy farmers are already...
Alastair Macdonald A "backstop" policy on Northern Ireland's land border with the European Union is a key obstacle to Britain securing a deal with Brussels on an orderly exit from the bloc in March. This is what...
Andrew Woodcock and Sam Lister Downing Street has slapped down Boris Johnson after he warned that Britain was heading for a "spectacular political car-crash" if the UK Government stuck to Theresa May's plans for Brexit.
Gordon Rayner in London Brexit will be "a total write-off" unless British Prime Minister Theresa May rips up "disastrous" plans for the Irish Border before she heads to a crucial EU summit this week, according to Boris Johnson.
Some British food, including beef and lamb, would become “uncompetitive overnight” on foreign markets in the event of a no-deal Brexit, food industry representatives told members of parliament yesterday.
Ralph Riegel Tanaiste Simon Coveney launched a scathing attack on former British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson for what he termed "ill-judged" and "extraordinary" comments about Northern Ireland in the Brexit...
Joe Watts British Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a withering attack on her leadership rival Boris Johnson, accusing him of having "no new ideas" on Brexit.
Katrine Bussey Theresa May has again dismissed calls for a second referendum on Britain's decision to leave the EU - a stance described as "nonsensical" by former taoiseach John Bruton.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May has insisted she will not be pushed around by Brussels as Brexit negotiations heat up as EU withdrawal nears.
Andrew MacAskill Confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit is plummeting, as concerns about the policing of the Border mount.
David Hughes Theresa May has met Emmanuel Macron for talks on Brexit as the clock ticks down for a breakthrough in the process.
Shona Murray Michel Barnier's comments that Brussels is "ready to improve" the text of the Irish backstop is part of a "conciliatory tone" towards Britain, according to senior Brexit sources.
Guy Faulconbridge Half of British voters support a referendum to choose between leaving with a deal that the government may clinch with the European Union, leaving with no deal or staying in the EU, Sky...
Stephen Swinford British cabinet ministers have drawn up a secret Brexit "fallback" plan amid concerns that UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers deal will be killed off by Brussels.
Andrew Woodcock The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has blown a hole in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan, by flatly rejecting a key element of her proposals for future relations following UK...
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has told farmers at the Royal Welsh Show that Brexit offers agriculture a “real opportunity for the future”.
Harry Yorke British Prime Minister Theresa May has suggested the public should take comfort from plans to stockpile medicines and food for a no-deal Brexit, saying: "We don't know what the outcome is going...
Edward Malnick Britain will refuse to pay its £39bn (€43.6bn) divorce bill to Brussels if the European Union fails to agree a trade deal, the new Brexit minister pledged yesterday.
Shaun Connolly and Richard Wheeler Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has accused the EU of "irresponsibly" ramping up pressure in withdrawal negotiations.
Cormac McQuinn, Maeve Sheehan and Shaun Connolly Micheal Martin has claimed the Government's contingency planning on Brexit is "late in the day" and raised concern over relations between Dublin and London, which he said are "poor".
Andrew Woodcock Theresa May has lashed out at internal Conservative critics of her plans for the Irish border, accusing them of being ready to "betray" the people of Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Ian Graham British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her 'white...
Rebecca Black and David Young The UK Prime Minister's first visit to the Irish border since the Brexit referendum is too little too late, Sinn Fein has said.
David Young Britain's Prime Minister will later make her first visit to the border since the Brexit referendum.
Elizabeth Piper Prime Minister Theresa May refused to budge from her position on Brexit yesterday, brushing aside criticism from all corners of the UK parliament and saying her strategy was already being negotiated...
Emily Pennink An ISIL terrorist has been found guilty of a plot to behead British Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack on Downing Street.
Andrew Woodcock, Sam Lister and David Wilcock Boris Johnson has issued a call for Theresa May to tear up her "miserable" plans for close relations with the European Union after Brexit and return to the "glorious vision" of Global Britain which...
Elizabeth Piper and William James Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her government has begun negotiations with the European Union based on her hard-won Brexit plan, pressing on with a proposal roundly criticised by...
Aoife Moore and David Young The Taoiseach has insisted amendments to the UK Government's Brexit plans are not a cause of panic.
William James British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly avoided a defeat in parliament at the hands of pro-EU politicians from her own party on Tuesday, fending off a rebellion that threatened to worsen a...
Christopher Hope Conservative Eurosceptics claimed to have killed off UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan last night by forcing her to make changes that will leave it "dead on arrival" in Brussels.
Ellie Donnelly Irish exports to Britain have fallen 8pc to €5.5bn in the first five months of this year.
Elizabeth Piper and William James Prime Minister Theresa May bowed to pressure from Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Monday, accepting their changes to a customs bill that underpins Britain's departure from the European...
Gavin Condon British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday appealed to warring Tory MPs to back her controversial blueprint for Brexit and avoid a disorderly withdrawal from the EU that would damage Britain's...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Theresa May has said that Donald Trump advised her to sue the EU in the Brexit negotiations.
Editorial It has been a good week for those who want to see a soft Brexit with a frictionless border between this republic and Northern Ireland and good relations between the UK and the EU maintained. The authority of the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been strengthened, notwithstanding the resignations of two Cabinet...
Dan O'Brien Many areas of public and private life involve trade-offs. How cross-border commerce happens is a topical example.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Further protests are to be staged against Donald Trump as his UK visit turns from talks with Theresa May and the Queen to golf at his Turnberry resort.
For 48 hours, Theresa May looked as if she was in control of her government. On Friday, July 6, Britain's embattled leader called all her ministers to the bucolic prime ministerial bolthole at Chequers.
Theresa May has survived the week but her leadership remains under threat following the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis. As Eurosceptic Tory MPs weigh up their next move, Steven Swinford assesses who is in pole position.
Jeff Mason and William James US President Donald Trump said on Friday he looked forward to finalising a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, marking an abrupt change from a newspaper interview when he said Prime Minister...
Jeff Mason and William James US President Donald Trump said on Friday he looked forward to finalising a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, marking an abrupt change from a newspaper interview when he said Prime Minister...
David Wilcock, Andrew Woodcock and Sam Liste Donald Trump has warned Theresa May her Brexit plan could "kill" any UK-US trade deal because Britain would remain so closely aligned to the European Union.
Ben Riley-Smith and Gordon Rayner Donald Trump has suggested Theresa May is not delivering the Brexit that British people voted for as he warned her against staying too closely tied to the EU.
Donald Trump was booed and jeered as he was helicoptered out of Regent's Park to attend a black-tie dinner with Theresa May.
Press Association US President Donald Trump has said the UK was in turmoil and suggested that his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin would be the easiest of his trip to Europe to see Nato leaders...
Gavin Cordon Senior ministers have rallied round Theresa May as the shock waves triggered by the resignation of Boris Johnson continue to reverberate through the Government.
Andrew Woodcock, Sam Lister and David Wilcock Boris Johnson has dramatically quit as foreign secretary, complaining that Theresa May's plan for Brexit would leave the UK a "colony" of the European Union.
Kevin Doyle The turd has just hit the fan in the UK.
Ralph Riegel Tanaiste Simon Coveney warned that the Government will take its Brexit lead from Prime Minister Theresa May and stressed that it will be "business as usual" despite the high-profile resignation of...
Tommy Wilkes Sterling rallied on Monday as traders bet that the resignation of Britain's Brexit minister would not endanger the prime minister and instead focused on the government's newly-announced plan that...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government, days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured the cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan.
Laura Larkin Brexit Secretary David Davis and his junior minister have both dramatically quit within minutes of each other in a major blow to Theresa May that throws her plans for leaving the EU into chaos.
British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a cabinet agreement for her plans to leave the EU, overcoming rifts among her ministers to win support for "a business-friendly" proposal aimed at spurring stalled Brexit talks.
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