The Irish Foreign Minister says more "clarity" is needed on the border with Northern Ireland, before UK Brexit talks can move to phase two.Read the full story ›
Brexit negotiations have made 'progress' - but work is needed on the Irish border, citizens' rights and the 'divorce bill', officials say.Read the full story ›
Prime Minister Theresa May has said that Europe agrees there cannot be a physical border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.Read the full story ›
The Taoiseach has said the UK will not accept a physical border on the island of Ireland.
Leo Varadkar revealed that Theresa May made the position clear in her address at the European Council summit dinner on Thursday night.
The Taoiseach said he was heartened by the Prime Minister's strengthened language on the issue.
"She specifically referenced the unique situation for both Ireland and Northern Ireland, which I think was very positive," he said.
"She strengthened her language in relation to the border. She said the UK would not accept a physical border on the island of Ireland - again very positive language."
The Taoiseach said talks on the border question were "inching forward" but repeated his call for more detail: "We don't have more detail yet - in a sense that's part of the difficulty," he said.
Labour's shadow Brexit secretary has said the party will vote against Britain leaving the EU without a deal as it is "simply not viable".Read the full story ›
The Lord Mayor of the City of London is visiting Northern Ireland later this week to strengthen ties ahead of Brexit.Read the full story ›
Both David Davis and Michel Barnier hailed Theresa May's Florence speech for creating a "good" and "new dynamic" in the negotiations.Read the full story ›
Theresa May has reiterated the UK and EU's commitment to ensuring 'no physical infrastructure' on the Irish border, post-Brexit.Read the full story ›
Theresa May will tell European counterparts their shared political legacies depend on agreeing a good Brexit deal.Read the full story ›
The European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator says the onus on finding a solution to the Irish border problem remains with the UK Government.Read the full story ›