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 UK faces “unavoidable” checks at the Northern Irish border if it decides to leave the EU’s single market and customs union, the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Friday (9 February), after the latest round of talks on the UK's withdrawal from the bloc.
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).
Negotiations in Northern Ireland have a law of their own. The Good Friday Agreement came about after months of painstaking diplomacy between London, Belfast and Dublin. Brexit will be no different, writes Dr Melanie Sully.
The issue of how to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and keep the 1998 peace deal on track has become the biggest challenge to the progress of Brexit talks. Stephen Farry explains how it can be overcome.
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 Council President Donald Tusk will warn British Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit in Sweden on Friday (17 November) that "more work" is needed to reach a Brexit deal in December, according to sources.
It is likely that European Union leaders will allow Brexit talks to move onto trade relations in December, as long as Britain provides guarantees in writing on issues currently being debated, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday (8 November).
Britain on Monday (9 October) outlined proposals for new laws to set tariffs and quotas including if Britain leaves the European Union with no agreement in place, as it prepares for a post-Brexit customs system.