What is Article 50?

We take a look at how it works.

Britain inches closer to Brexit and Theresa May has hinted she will trigger Article 50 to leave the European Union in the coming months. So what exactly is Article 50 and how does it work?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Prime Minister Theresa May during a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Prime Minister Theresa May during a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire