Any hopes that Sinn Fein would support a delay to Brexit have been scuppered by the vice president's claims that it would cause more "chaos and Tory infighting".
The UK government is barrelling down the Brexit motorway while ignoring the no-deal shaped brick wall in front of it, writes MICHAEL WHITE.
MICHAEL WHITE says the most likely next steps will involve an extension of Article 50.
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So what now? What is the next hurdle for the prime minister to clear?
Northern Ireland could be plunged into darkness following a no-deal Brexit, government officials have warned.
Labour leader flounders as zealots keep of agenda on left and right
This week Andrew Adonis discusses whether Ireland could be Europe's new liberal icon.
Recent celebrations of the Belfast Agreement anniversary glossed over the fact that it is simply not working, and the flaws are intrinsic.
Ireland has always been the Achilles heel of Brexit because of three words: Good Friday Agreement.
The Trade Secretary who travelled all that way for a packet of crisps.
In dangerous times, the Labour leader needs to work harder or give way, argues MICHAEL WHITE.
There could be more frustration in store for Brenda from Bristol in 2018 with the possibility of another snap general election against the background of turmoil of Brexit.
The border issue may have been fudged for now, but when it comes to Ireland, much else has become abundantly clear, says DEIRDRE HEENAN.
Labour has traditionally not stood candidates in Northern Ireland. But on the back of the Tory-DUP deal that might be about to change
Old bigotries dissolve, but they are quickly replaced by new ones if the vacuum is only filled by economic failure and inequality, by uncertainty compounded by weak leadership.
The New European has finally decided to publish one of persistent Brexiteer Robert Miller's letters. But was it worth the wait?
The Brexit vote has divided us in a new way between the Optimists and the Pessimists. Just to complicate things, both tendencies exist in both Remain and Leave.
What will Theresa May's legacy be?
We pick the most wrong and unstable Leavers of the week
Suddenly he is everyone's favourite Uncle Jeremy - a man on the threshhold of power. Next time he may be unlucky enough to win
This has been a dreadful campaign, as shallow and mean-spirited in its way as the Brexit campaign last summer, its proximate cause.
Governments and societies are going to have to find the right actions and the right attitudes to stop jihadists from succeeding
'Deep in the psyche of Irish Republicanism is the Holy Grail of an all island republic, and of the right of republicans to take up arms to achieve it'
Britain's chief negotiator during the peace process, which successfully settled the question of a united Ireland, explains how Brexit has reignited the issue
In what could be a perfect metaphor for the chaos unleashed by Brexit, the future of the British Isles' minority languages has been thrown into doubt by the decision to leave the EU.
Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are keeping up the pressure on politicians as Brexit rumbles on. Here is a list of the events organised across the UK in the coming weeks.