Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (17 May) Britain would leave the EU customs union after Brexit but a source said London was considering a backstop plan that would apply the bloc's external tariffs beyond December 2020.
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain Sunday (29 April) that "the time has now come to resolve the contradictions" over the Northern Irish border, ahead of a visit to the island.
Policymakers on both sides of Brexit negotiations owe a duty of care to the young Britons who overwhelmingly voted “Remain” by delivering a fair deal and putting the future above political intentions, writes Andrianos Giannou.
The Irish government on Monday (19 March) said an agreement that would leave Northern Ireland within the European Union's customs union after Britain leaves the EU was "legally firm," but Northern Ireland's largest party said the issue remained open for debate.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will detail plans today (2 March) for a new economic relationship with the EU after Brexit, amid heightened tensions with Brussels over the implications for Northern Ireland.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reportedly cast doubt on maintaining no border on the island of Ireland after Brexit, in a letter written to Prime Minister Theresa May leaked yesterday (27 February).
Talks to restart Northern Ireland's power-sharing government broke down yet again on Wednesday, the province's main parties said, blaming each other, though Britain held out hope that a solution could still be reached.
The European Union believes Britain will not be ready to make a full break from the bloc by the end of 2020 as Brexit transition plans foresee and several senior EU figures said they are bracing for a much longer goodbye.
It will be extremely challenging to give effect to the commitments made by the British government on the future of Northern Ireland's border, one of Ireland's lead Brexit negotiators said yesterday (17 January).
‘Live horse and you’ll get grass’ is an old Irish proverb used in the context of vague promises of future benefits. This is precisely where Ireland stands with the vague promises on the Irish border issue, writes Dick Roche.
The European Union has played down talk by Britain’s Brexit minister that last week’s interim accord is not binding and will launch new talks on Friday (15 December) that are “David Davis-proof”, a senior EU official said.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he was "surprised and disappointed" on Monday (4 December) after Britain failed to agree to a draft deal with EU leaders on the status of the Irish border after Brexit.
Theresa May hopes to break the Brexit talks deadlock today (4 December) with a new offer on divorce settlements at a crunch meeting with EU officials, as some of her party members urge her to walk away unless there is progress.
European Council President Donald Tusk will fly to Dublin on Friday (1 December) for talks with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, in an attempt to resolve the Irish border issue, probably the thorniest one holding up a Brexit deal with Britain.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar "is doing everything he can" to avoid a snap general election, his spokesman said, but the crisis that has brought his minority government to the brink showed no obvious sign of resolution on Sunday (26 November).
Britain will not resolve the question of the Irish border after Brexit until it has also agreed the outline of a trade deal with the European Union, the country’s International Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday (26 November).
European Union leaders could hand Theresa May an olive branch in deadlocked Brexit negotiations next week by launching their own internal preparations for a transition to a new relationship with Britain.
European leaders braced on Friday (22 September) for a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May that is expected to spell out key positions on Brexit after wrangling and tension in her own government.
To manage Brexit and prepare for what is to come, Andrew Duff argues for the creation of a new joint EU-UK court to settle the disputes that a joint EU-UK authority cannot resolve politically or technically.