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Mary Lou McDonald says she told Boris Johnson 'to make sure he's not the DUP's gofer'
DUP leader Arlene Foster said that Johnson told them “talk of a border poll is not something he’s interested in entertaining”.
How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK
As the UK exit from the EU draws closer, the Irish government has become a frequent target of Brexiteers.
Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'
He added it had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”.
Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says
The Tánaiste was meeting with new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith today.
Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'
The Tánaiste says he and others have worked for three years to avoid such a scenario.
Andrew Adonis: 'Don't panic - Boris Johnson is the last throw of the Brexit dice'
The former adviser to Tony Blair is speaking about Brexit at the IIEA in Dublin today.
Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe
Jeremy Hunt proclaimed during a television debate with Boris Johnson that the backstop is “dead”.
The UK's Brexit department is hiring four advisers - two for the backstop and two for 'alternative arrangements'
“We are looking for two proactive problem-solvers…” the ad reads.
UK report says alternative to backstop 'should be fully up and running within three years'
Two Remain-supporting MPs are behind the report.
Bin the backstop or pay us off? Here's what the Conservative leadership hopefuls have said about Ireland
Ten Conservative MPs want to be the next prime minister. Here’s how they all have said they’ll solve the Irish “issue”.
'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future
In a wide-ranging interview with, Varadkar discussed John Delaney, Brexit, Peter Casey and the European elections.
Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers'
In a video posted on Twitter, a smiling Prime Minister said she had to look for compromise from the opposition to get Brexit through.
MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable'
Meanwhile, Leo Varadkar said: “No one should underestimate the difficulties that a no deal will present.”
Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next?
The UK and EU last night announced a joint instrument providing guarantees on the backstop.
David Davis says May's Brexit deal is 'dreadful' but if UK could pull out of backstop it's 'rescuable'
Davis also said that in a way, Theresa May’s deal is worse than the UK’s current membership of the EU.
Geoffrey Cox argued that 'backstop could threaten Northern Irish human rights'
The Guardian reports that the UK’s Attorney General used this argument to try to convince the EU to change the backstop.
'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit
In an opinion piece published in 28 newspapers around Europe, Macron outlined his vision for the EU’s future.
Michel Barnier says EU is open to negotiating on Brexit 'guarantees' but not on the backstop
Barnier also suggested the EU would be open to a “technical” delay to Brexit.
MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum
Unless Article 50 is extended, Theresa May has just one month to get a deal over the line.
Impact of no-deal Brexit would be 'more severe' and last longer in Northern Ireland than anywhere else
The British government has warned that a no-deal scenario would likely have a negative impact in terms of trade and crime.
May rejects Corbyn's pitch as yet another week of Brexit debate looms in House of Commons
EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has said there is very little time left to settle a final Brexit deal.
Sky News poll shows Brexit has damaged UK's reputation for majority of Irish people
Data showed that the majority of Irish people would rather cut ties with the UK than the EU.
Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop
Theresa May has said she remains committed to preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland post-Brexit.
Theresa May to give Brexit speech in Northern Ireland today
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said no alternatives to the backstop have stood up to scrutiny.
May's cabinet to discuss alternative arrangements to backstop with Eurosceptic MPs
Downing Street said it had established “an Alternative Arrangements Working Group” to mull the backstop issue starting today.
'Summon up the blood': The best Brexit quotes from another colourful week
Everyone has a hot take…
Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal
Getting MPs to support a withdrawal agreement has proved rather difficult.
MPs don't want the Irish backstop. Europe won't budge. So now what?
Another vote is promised by 13 February – if the Withdrawal Agreement isn’t approved then, it’s looking like a no-deal Brexit.
Coveney: London's latest tactic is like saying 'give me what I want or I'll jump out the window'
Meanwhile, Dominic Raab told a British committee that they needed to find “a ladder for the Irish government to climb down”.
UK parliament votes to bin the backstop and go back to renegotiate in Brussels
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is going back to the EU.
MPs vote to ask the EU to replace Irish backstop with unspecific 'alternative arrangements'
It’s not yet clear what those arrangements might be.
British MPs to vote on seven motions - including on NI backstop - to amend Brexit withdrawal deal
In a bid to try to secure the support of MPs, May will hold talks with unnamed officials or leaders from the EU today.
Arlene Foster endorses 'Malthouse' proposal for alternative to Irish backstop
EU leaders insist they will not change the legally binding Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Boris Johnson suggests Theresa May planning Brexit fightback with 'freedom clause'
Theresa May is preparing for another showdown with the House of Commons tomorrow night.
Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech
May said she will hold further talks on the backstop.
'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop
We spoke to some Brexiteers outside Westminster about what they think of the ‘Irish protocol’.
Standing still: At the end of a historic week, where exactly are we with Brexit?
Mary Lou McDonald says she told Theresa May over the telephone that a no-deal Brexit would mean a unity referendum in Ireland.
Last-minute letters between Theresa May and two EU leaders have been published
On the eve of the Brexit vote, this letter is hoped to offer enough reassurance to pass Theresa May’s deal.
May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election
The House of Commons is set to vote on the deal on Tuesday.
'This political chaos cannot go on': Corbyn calls for general election to break Brexit deadlock
May faces a crucial vote next week on her proposed Brexit deal.