Brexit

UK tabloid The Sun has labelled Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as a "Brexit Buffoon".

EU chiefs back Irish threat to veto Brexit trade talks

Ireland’s threats to veto Brexit trade talks unless there is a guarantee of no hard border in the North have been backed by EU chiefs ahead of crunch talks next month.

Boris Johnson jokes about Brexit impasse during visit to Trinity College in Dublin

Boris Johnson has poked fun at the Brexit impasse by asking if an atomic microscope could be used to split the deadlock on future cross-border trade.

Theresa May pledges UK will honour commitments ahead of summit Brexit talks

Theresa May said she hoped the European Union would respond "positively" to her approach to Brexit as senior Brussels figures warned trade talks may not be given the green light in December.

Examples of Russian interference referenced 'not in UK', Theresa May stresses

Theresa May has suggested there has been no Russian interference in British elections.

Ireland needs to 'beef' up its presence in Europe as a result of Brexit says Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says Brexit will shift the power balance within Europe, and requires Ireland to increase its presence.

Government has contingency plans ‘for all Brexit scenarios’

Contingency planning for Brexit is being carried out “for all scenarios”, the Government has confirmed.

Serious implications if UK recruits Irish health workers after Brexit, says WHO

Brexit could have "serious implications" on Ireland's struggling health workforce, one of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) top officials has warned.

Tories accused of u-turn as revealed MPs will get vote on Brexit deal

The British government’s been accused of a U turn after it announced MPs will be given a binding vote on key parts of the Brexit deal with the EU.

Theresa May to meet EU business leaders to discuss post-Brexit trade

Business leaders from Europe will meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May today to discuss the future of UK-EU trade post-Brexit.

Taoiseach calls on Britain to outline Brexit border plans

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on Britain to outline its plans for the North and the border, as regards Brexit, ahead of an EU summit that will decide if trade negotiations go ahead.

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove 'penned secret letter to Theresa May with Brexit instructions'

A secret letter from Boris Johnson and Michael Gove giving Theresa May apparent instructions on how to run Brexit has emerged.

Simon Coveney hits out at 'nonsense' UK newspaper report about Ireland's stance on Brexit

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has rubbished a UK media report which claims that the Government is only now starting to fight against a hard border in Ireland.

Taoiseach: Ireland will always remain at the heart of the common European home

Leo Varadkar says a new border with Northern Ireland is not an option.

Labour leader describes government’s ’mixed messages’ on Brexit as ’dangerous for Ireland’

Labour’s Brendan Howlin says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Simon Coveney need to get their stories straight on Brexit.

Five questions you might be asking about the Brexit negotiations

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the latest Brexit talks have made some progress but more work is needed before he can green-light the second phase of the negotiations.

North-South structures could help answer Brexit border question, says SDLP

North-South structures could ensure Northern Ireland is not cut off from the European Union after Brexit, the SDLP leader has said.

EU paper: Only way to avoid hard border is for North to stay in single market

The EU Commission says a hard border can only be avoided if Northern Ireland stays in the single market after Brexit.

Britain can decide to reverse Brexit at any stage, says architect of Article 50

The British people are in danger of being "misled" by Government claims that Brexit cannot be reversed, the architect of the Article 50 process is warning.

UK set to make the day of Brexit 'crystal clear' in amendment to repeal bill

The date of Brexit will be written into law in an effort to placate British MPs who are worried that the Government could attempt to delay the UK's break away from the European Union.

UK hopes for progress as Brexit negotiations resume

Brexit negotiations will resume in Brussels, with the UK hoping to achieve progress in order for trade talks to be given the green light before Christmas.

Survey finds Brexit is the biggest worry for Irish firms, but not for Europe

Brexit is the biggest worry for Irish companies for next year, a survey has revealed.

Bank of England says Brexit will shape UK's economy

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting last week concluded with the central bank increasing interest rates for the first time since July 2007.

Theresa May refutes CBI's 'soap opera' criticism over Brexit negotiations

Theresa May has challenged British business leaders to step up funding for research and investment to prepare the UK economy for the post-Brexit future.

Survey finds six in 10 firms 'to move part of supply chain from UK due to Brexit'

Nearly two thirds of EU businesses expect to move some of their supply chains out of the UK because of Brexit, a new survey has found.

Most people in UK booking holidays despite lack of faith in economy, figures show

Confidence to book overseas trips is at the highest level in three years with the majority of people (54%) planning a holiday abroad in the next 12 months, a study found.

Half of foreign businesses with UK interests think Brexit will have a negative impact

A poll suggests more than half of foreign businesses with UK interests think Brexit will have a negative impact on future investments.

55% of foreign businesses with British interests believe Brexit will have negative impact - Poll

Around eight out of 10 foreign businesses with British interests are pessimistic about the outcome for the UK in the divorce talks with the European Union, polling has found.

Sterling drops on ‘one and done’ UK rate hike

Sterling fell sharply yesterday after the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than a decade but said it sees only gradual rises ahead.

Bank of England official warns 10,000 jobs could be lost on day one of Brexit

A Bank of England official has said Britain's powerhouse financial services sector could shed 10,000 jobs on day one of Brexit and it was "plausible" the losses may reach 75,000.

Bank of England official warns 10,000 jobs will be lost on day one of Brexit

A Bank of England official said 10,000 financial services jobs could go on the first day of Brexit and that an independent report predicting a loss of 75,000 positions was "plausible".

Round six of Brexit talks to be held next week

The next round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU is to take place in Brussels next week, David Davis has told a parliamentary committee.

UK cabinet prepares to discuss prospect of no-deal Brexit

British cabinet ministers are preparing to discuss the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal.

Brexit won't ground flights between UK and EU, Willie Walsh tells MPs

Brexit is unlikely to ground flights between the UK and EU, the chief executive of IAG, which owns Aer Lingus and British Airways, has said.

Chastening reality dawning on Brexit

IN a saner world it might be possible to say that this was the week that some Brexit chickens came home to roost but we do not know if we are dealing with chickens, cockatoos, parakeets or even a rejuvenated púca resplendent in Halloween battledress. 

Leo Varadkar and Emmanuel Macron to discuss Brexit and Europe’s future

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar travels to Paris today to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Brexit and the future of Europe.