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Special place in hell for Brexiteer politicians, says Tusk

Colin Gannon Theresa May will return to Brussels on Thursday to seek concessions from the EU despite continued resistance from Dublin its leaders to reopen the withdrawal agreement. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker described his job as “hell” on Wednesday evening after he was asked to comment on an earlier statement from European Council President […]

Citizens’ assembly ‘won’t tackle root causes of Brexit’

Colin Gannon A citizens’ assembly could be used to break the Brexit deadlock but will not “even begin to solve” any of the social issues which caused it to happen, a leading political scientist has said. A growing number of MPs are in favour of holding citizens’ assemblies like those used in Ireland, where a […]

Brent council hosting public meeting on Brexit

The home of London’s biggest EU national community is to hold a public meeting to discuss Brexit. Brent, the home of London’s biggest community of EU nationals and historically an area with a large Irish contingent, will be hosting a public meeting about Brexit tonight, January 14, on the eve of the Parliament vote on […]

Citing Brexit, Micheal Martin rules out 2019 general election

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has agreed to a one-year extension of the confidence and supply agreement between his party and Leo Vardakar’s Fine Gael, arguing that it is in Ireland’s “national interest”. Mr Martin, speaking in the Dáil today, said that under normal circumstances, a general election would be called for. However, political […]

Embattled PM says her removal may delay or cancel Brexit

A beleaguered Theresa May today claimed that the no-confidence vote in her leadership may lead to the delay or cancellation of Brexit. This morning, it was announced that at least 48 disgruntled Conservative Party MPs had written letters of protest in support of ousting the Prime Minister. May, who cancelled her meeting with Leo Varadkar […]

UK border not even nearly ready for Brexit, says watchdog

By Bernard Purcell With Brexit just five months away the British government and Whitehall are, as yet, utterly unprepared for the border chaos arising from leaving the EU without a deal, according to a leading government watchdog. The damning National Audit Office report says most of the complex issues surrounding the UK border in the […]

Dáil parties to stick as twist could bust Brexit talks

There’s seldom a dull moment on the Irish political scene and as the presidential election reached its zenith this week, the real fun and games begin as the country’s two biggest political parties sit down to see if they can negotiate a new deal to avoid an election over the coming months. PJ Cunningham reports. […]

Irish status in UK “is assured” after Brexit

Colin Gannon The British government has said that the rights of Irish citizens living in the UK will continue to be protected by a non-binding agreement after Brexit, even in the event of a no-deal crash out of the bloc. The latest batch of impact papers published by the Department for Exiting the European Union […]

Commission warns business to prepare for no deal Brexit

The European Union issued a 16-page document outlining the preparations that need to be made for Brexit. It includes advice on how countries, companies and individuals should prepare for the prospect of the UK leaving with “no deal” in place. No matter how well negotiations go and even if there is a deal, it says, […]

Ireland steps up preparations for ‘hard’ Brexit as PM May visits Northern Irish Border

Ireland stepping up its Brexit preparations as Theresa May visits Northern Irish border to reassure farmers and businesses Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Irish government must “change gear” to face the “enormous challenge” facing businesses trading between Ireland and Britain. Earlier this week the Cabinet met in Kerry – at the historic home of Daniel […]

Irish Builders’ Brexit Boom Accelerates

Irish construction firms increase imports from the UK by a third on this time last year – taking them to 240% above their pre-referendum level Irish builders capitalise on cheaper UK materials to ease cost pressures of Ireland’s construction boom, according to analysis by Fexco Corporate Payments A Tale of Two Brexits: Britain’s construction industry […]

EU ‘will put Ireland first in Brexit deal’

Commission President vows to prevent Border The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker was also in Ireland where he addressed a joint sitting of the Dáil and the Seanad and categorically declared that the EU – and 26 other member states not including the UK – would insist that Brexit cannot jeopardise progress on […]

Strong Irish economy vulnerable to Brexit

Irish economy still growing substantially but Brexit is ‘a major threat’, says Ireland’s Central Bank High levels of household and public debt also cause for concern Ireland’s economy is still showing strong growth but Brexit poses major risks, according to the country’s Central Bank. Its first Macro-Financial Review of 2018 says Ireland’s domestic economy is […]

‘No Deal’ Brexit will cost UK households £1,000 per year

Additional costs of £27 billion a year means costs will rise and profitability will fall no matter what the deal is, says study A “no deal” Brexit will cost UK house- holds £1,000 ( 1,142) a year, with the impact disproportionately felt by poorer households, according to new research published by The Financial Times. The […]

Brexit Break-up new stats

Nearly 70 per cent of people in Northern Ireland would now vote to remain in the EU…an increase of 13 per cent since the referendum Most Northern Catholics support the Union if in EU… but not outside it. Few across UK think Union will last into next century An even larger majority of people in […]

Anti-Brexit Unionist elected to Seanad

Anti-Brexit Unionist farmer elected to Seanad with SF help Former Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ian Marshall has been elected to Ireland’s Seanad Eireann – with the support of Fine Gael and Sinn Féin. Mr Marshall, a Unionist and an anti-Brexit campaigner works in Queens University Belfast in the Institute for Global Food Security. He had […]

Avoid ‘Evil Hour’ Brexit Deal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been warned to avoid a Halloween ambush on Brexit and the British border in Ireland. The warning, in Dublin, came from three of his predecessors as head of the Irish government, two Fianna Fáil and one from Fine Gael. The three former Taoisigh – Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and John Bruton […]

Brexit for EU Citizens in Brent

EU citizens in Brent can now benefit from information and advice around what Brexit means for their present and future circumstances Recently, the Home Office released information and advice for EU citizens unsure about how Brexit affects them. Resources made available include easy to understand, comprehensive information and advice on EU citizens’ rights and current and future […]

Irish children are worried by Brexit

Report reflecting the fears of children and young people on both sides of the Border given to MPs and TDs A report by young Irish people from both sides of the Border expressing concerns about the impact of Brexit on education, healthcare and minorities was handed to MPs and TDs this week. The report, entitled […]

‘Only EU27 talks for us on Brexit’

Taoiseach Varadkar distances himself from PM Theresa May after she suggests he agreed to three way talks on Border and Brexit Tánaiste Simon Coveney suggests EU unable to accept UK proposal that small businesses be exempted from Customs By Bernard Purcell Ireland will not get involved in three way talks on the UK’s departure from […]

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