Brexit

Theresa May has said Europe has agreed that there will be no physical border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.

Taoiseach welcomes Theresa May's 'strengthened language' against physical border with North

The UK will not accept a physical border on the island of Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

Theresa May plea to EU for Brexit deal 'we can defend to our people'

Theresa May has issued a direct plea to EU leaders to clear the way for a Brexit deal which she can sell to British voters.

Taoiseach: We are 'far back from cliff edge' but EU must not 'sleep walk' to Brexit cliff

The Taoiseach has said all European leaders must ensure the EU does not "sleep walk" towards a Brexit cliff.

Merkel hails 'encouraging' signs for Brexit trade talks.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave Theresa May a Brexit boost as EU leaders gathered for a summit in Brussels, saying there were "encouraging" signs that talks on the future UK/EU trade relationship could begin as early as December.

Theresa May says agreement on EU citizens in UK 'within touching distance'

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a direct message to three million EU citizens living in Britain, promising she will make it as easy as possible for them to stay after Brexit.

British government's Brexit plans 'in paralysis', say Opposition

The British government's plans for Brexit are "in paralysis", Labour claimed, amid speculation crucial legislation will be delayed again.

Hard to understand what UK wants from Brexit, says Leo Varadkar

European leaders are finding it hard to understand the UK's position on Brexit due to mixed messages from the country, the Taoiseach has said

Brexit talks should 'accelerate' in coming months, say May and Juncker

Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have said efforts to find an agreement in the Brexit talks should "accelerate" in the coming months.

Boris Johnson urges EU to get on with 'serious' negotiations on trade

Boris Johnson urged the European Union to "get on" with beginning "serious" Brexit negotiations on trade, as Theresa May prepared for a fresh push to break the deadlock in a crunch meeting with Brussels chiefs.

Hard Brexit border will hit building trade, federation warns

Northern Ireland's construction sector has been warned it faces serious damage from a hard post-Brexit border.

Brexit ‘gamechanger’ on nuclear plan

Of all the international regulatory challenges created by the UK’s impending departure from the EU, the atomic-energy industry may best encapsulate the decision’s bottom-line effect: More bureaucracy and costs for a country that has long fought to curb both within the EU.

Theresa May to meet EU bosses in Brussels amid Brexit 'deadlock'

Theresa May is heading to Brussels on Monday for Brexit talks with European Union chiefs, Downing Street has said.

Hillary Clinton: Brexit no deal would be 'very big disadvantage' to UK

Failing to secure a Brexit deal with the European Union would put Britain at a "very big disadvantage", Hillary Clinton has claimed.

Varadkar: EU leaders willing to create 'unique' Brexit solution for Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said European leaders are willing to grant a unique solution for Northern Ireland in Brexit negotiations.

Howlin calls on Taoiseach to address 'disturbing' Brexit talks

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin is calling on the Taoiseach to make a Dáil statement on the Brexit talks.

Volatile sterling swings on Brexit talks fears

Sterling swung between gains and losses yesterday, whipsawed by headlines surrounding the status of the UK’s eventual exit from the EU.

Brexit being held up by UK's failure to settle divorce bill, says Juncker

Mr Juncker said: "The first to be impressed by the enormous disadvantages that Brexit ... is entailing are the British. They are discovering, as we are, day after day new problems.

FTSE 100 hits record closing high as Brexit worries prompt sterling slump

The FTSE 100 closed at a record high on Thursday due in part to the drop in sterling sparked by concerns over a deadlock in Brexit talks.

Brexit negotiations deadlock was inevitable, Gerry Adams says

The deadlock in Brexit negotiations was inevitable, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has claimed.

Setback for UK as Michel Barnier says latest Brexit talks have made no 'great steps forward'

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said he will not recommend that talks should start on the post-Brexit UK/EU trade relationship at next week's European Council summit.

Doubts surface over €300m SME loan scheme

The Government has said it will provide further details of its €300m Brexit loan scheme for SMEs in the coming weeks amid mounting uncertainty among industry groups.

Hiring cut back due to Brexit

International companies are cutting back on hiring and senior staff are reluctant to switch jobs because of uncertainty over Brexit, said British recruitment firm PageGroup.

Dublin hotels too dear but Brexit means no room for VAT hike - Paschal Donohue

Dublin's hotels are too expensive - but they should not have to pay higher VAT, the finance minister has insisted.

Angry exchanges in Dáil as government accused of suppressing details of Brexit report

There have been angry exchanges in the Dáil today over the budget and Brexit.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton warns of 'devastating effects' on peace process of 'no- deal' Brexit

A "no-deal" Brexit would be "devastating" for the peace process in Northern Ireland, former Taoiseach John Bruton has said.

UK economy stuck in low gear as Brexit looms

Britain’s Brexit-bound economy remains stuck in a low gear but is probably not weak enough to dissuade the Bank of England from raising interest rates next month, economic data showed.

The Brexit process and how it is likely to pan out

British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking for compromise from the European Union (EU) in order to move Brexit talks on to the second phase, dealing with future trade arrangements.

Theresa May will urge EU to be flexible over Brexit talks

Theresa May will call for flexibility from the European Union over its approach to the Brexit negotiations as she seeks a breakthrough on her push for trade talks.

Open border ‘impossible’ from customs perspective

An open border between the North and the Republic will be impossible from a customs perspective once Brexit occurs, the Revenue Commissioners have stated.

FF claim Revenue report shows Oireachtas has been 'stonewalled' on Brexit

Fianna Fáil's Brexit spokesperson, Stephen Donnelly, says the Oireachtas has been "stonewalled" over critical information affecting the island of Ireland.

Theresa May says she is preparing for no deal scenario over Brexit talks

Theresa May has insisted she is preparing for the possibility of no deal being reached in the Brexit negotiations.

European Parliament calls for stability of peace process to be recognised in Brexit talks

The European Parliament this morning voted for a document that calls for the stability of the Northern Ireland peace process to be recognised during the Brexit talks.

Brexit implementation period could go a few months either way in 2021 - Damian Green

Theresa May's effective deputy prime minister has stressed the need for flexibility in the UK's Brexit negotiations - putting him at odds with the red lines set out by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Cork deemed largely Brexit-ready

Cork, and the south-west in general, is better-positioned than other regions in Ireland to deal with Brexit-related challenges, and is primed to benefit from in-bound job relocations, according to specialist bank Investec.

Theresa May: UK ‘unconditionally’ committed to maintaining Europe’s security

May has sought to reassure EU leaders that Britain remains "unconditionally" committed to the collective defence of Europe, despite leaving the bloc.

Theresa May: UK 'unconditionally committed' to maintaining Europe's defence despite Brexit

Britain remains "unconditionally" committed to the defence of Europe despite leaving the European Union, Theresa May has said.

Simon Coveney: Post-Brexit transition ‘up to four years’

A post-Brexit transition period should be “as long as necessary” and potentially up to four years, the Foreign Affairs minister has said.

Border checks are still possible

Leading EU official Pierre Moscovici has warned that potentially damaging customs checks may still be imposed at Irish ports and airports, when Brexit takes place in two years’ time.

Theresa May’s speech did not go far enough, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said UK prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech did not go far enough to allow talks with the EU to progress next month.

Taoiseach to emphasise free trade with UK in meeting with Theresa May

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, will stress the critical importance of free trade for both nations, when he meets with Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, next week.