Northern Ireland

EU rejects Irish border proposals and says Brexit talks could still fail

Michel Barnier says the UK wants to cherry pick its terms, and that the EU response is: ‘No way’The EU’s chief negotiator has said there is still a “risk of failure” in the Brexit negotiations as Brussels again rejected the UK’s proposals to a

Northern Ireland

Irish border progress to be assessed in Brexit talks

Senior Brexit negotiators are to meet to assess if progress has been made on border arrangements.

Northern Ireland

Brexit: Coveney warns of 'difficulties' over border issue

Ireland's Foreign Minister is warning there needs to be substantial progress on the border issue by June.

Northern Ireland

Why put the Good Friday agreement at risk when harmony is possible? | Letters

Readers respond to a Guardian editorial and an opinion piece by Hillary ClintonYour editorial (10 April) on the Good Friday agreement points out that “it did not get rid of sectarianism” and that two decades on “the two traditions remain entrenched

Northern Ireland

Ireland’s open border is more than a symbol. It ensures people can eat | Felicity Lawrence

Dublin is thinking through the consequences of Brexit for real people, but Westminster’s head remains buried in the sandIn Northern Ireland, 56% of those who took part in the referendum on membership of the European Union voted to remain. For the m

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Brexit: More Irish police officers needed for border

The Association of Garda Superintendents says "crime corridors" have opened up along the border.

Northern Ireland

Essential to avoid disaster of hard Irish border, says Tony Blair

Former PM, speaking after 20 years of Good Friday agreement, says Brexit must be managedTony Blair has accepted that Britain and Ireland will have to work around rather than reverse Brexit in order to prevent a hard border on the island and preserve the G

Northern Ireland

The Good Friday agreement is so much more than a ‘shibboleth’ | Fintan O’Toole

In the wake of the Brexit vote, the treaty’s recognition that identity is complex and changeable seems all the more vitalTwenty years ago, when the Good Friday agreement was signed, there were many emotions in the air: hope, relief, a kind of giddy fati

Northern Ireland

Blaming Dublin for endangering the Good Friday agreement is absurd | Letters

Simon Sweeney and Anna Corne dispute David Trimble’s suggestion that the Irish government is at fault with its stance on the post-Brexit border; Guthrie McKie hopes voters will punish the DUP for supporting an unpopular governmentDavid Trimble’s sugge

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George Mitchell: UK and Ireland need to protect Good Friday agreement

Retired US senator says deal can survive post-Brexit turbulence if two governments cooperateThe former US senator who successfully chaired talks leading to the Good Friday agreement has said that London and Dublin should put aside their disagreements over

Northern Ireland

Brexit: Progress check on Irish border issues

Senior Brexit negotiators will meet to assess if progress has been made on Irish border issues.

Northern Ireland

Tony Blair believes NI deal 'still possible' but warns over Brexit

Tony Blair discusses NI's political future on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Northern Ireland

Little progress from 'magical thinking' in Brexit talks on Irish border

UK urged to come up with new plan after returning to talks with proposals similar to August’sThe UK’s Brexit negotiators are being urged to come up with a fresh plan to solve the deadlock on the Irish border as a fresh round of talks on the issue cont

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Brexit: Northern Ireland driven 'back into silos'

One of the negotiators for the Good Friday Agreement says the Brexit vote has created uncertainty.

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