Other EU countries have flexible legal arrangements for their own special territories – something similar for Northern Ireland is not impossible.
Together, two parties with a tough stance on immigration and the EU – the Five Star Movement and the League – received nearly 50 percent of the vote.
Michel Barnier has published a 100-page document outlining how the EU sees Brexit happening. And there are some pretty controversial suggestions.
Leaving the EU single market and customs union cannot be compensated for by free trade agreements with other countries.
Italy's political future hangs in the balance – will it see another chaotic grand coalition, or take an anti-EU populist step into the unknown?
New cross-European study shows how Brexit will affect higher education beyond the UK.
Nissan might have promised post-Brexit investment, but leaving the single market and customs union could change everything for the UK.
The European Investment Bank's funding of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will harm the climate and makes little financial sense.
Reforms to the judiciary are a threat to democracy – and that affects us all.
What the EU and UK agree and disagree on when it comes to the transition period after Brexit.
Nigel Farage says he is now more open to the idea of a second Brexit referendum. Is that a good or bad idea?
The two things UK must do to survive Brexit.
An expert reviews the research for and against the use of electric pulse trawlers.
The Chinese zodiac predicts justice, openness, tolerance and innovation for the year ahead. After a difficult political year, it could be just the tonic.
The law can both make and break criminals.
The Working Time Directive enshrines legal rights to rest periods, paid holidays and a maximum 48-hour working week.
It depends on whether you look at the politics or the law.
The UK government surprised everyone by meeting the criteria to progress to the next phase of talks. Here's what that actually means.
Theresa May has reached an agreement with the EU that will enable her to proceed to the second stage of Brexit negotiations. Here's what it all means.
After decades of diplomacy and development the two economies of Ireland are more integrated than they have been in a century.