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#Border

# border - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

EU says criminals have been trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into single market via the North
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

EU says criminals have been trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into single market via the North

Jun 15th 2022, 2:52 PM 14,191 Views 6 Comments

An official outlined details of attempts to smuggle drugs, weapons and high-end electrical products into the bloc.

# border - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Coveney urges UK to reconsider Northern Ireland border pass proposal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney urges UK to reconsider Northern Ireland border pass proposal

Mar 23rd 2022, 7:52 PM 17,387 Views 21 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister raised concerns about plans for foreigners to have an Electronic Travel Authorisation pass when crossing the border.

# border - Sunday 20 February, 2022

'Fortress Australia' re-opens after two-year Covid closure
# Travel
# Travel

'Fortress Australia' re-opens after two-year Covid closure

Feb 20th 2022, 1:30 PM 23,368 Views 17 Comments

“The wait is over,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said during a press conference today.

# border - Monday 7 February, 2022

Australia will reopen borders to tourists on February 21
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Australia will reopen borders to tourists on February 21

Feb 7th 2022, 8:57 AM 11,835 Views 13 Comments

Australia’s ports and airports shut to tourists in March 2020.

# border - Sunday 6 February, 2022

US 'not sending forces to start a war' as officials say Russia preparing for Ukraine invasion
# Intelligence Assessments
# Intelligence Assessments

US 'not sending forces to start a war' as officials say Russia preparing for Ukraine invasion

Updated Feb 6th 2022, 3:35 PM 44,770 Views 82 Comments

Ukraine today insisted the chance of resolving the soaring tensions with Russia through diplomacy remained greater than that of an attack.

# border - Monday 22 November, 2021

Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff
# Border
# Border

Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff

Nov 22nd 2021, 2:34 PM 6,781 Views 8 Comments

The EU has accused Lukashenko’s government of orchestrating the migration surge as a “hybrid attack”.

# border - Monday 15 November, 2021

Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel

Nov 15th 2021, 9:29 PM 12,363 Views 5 Comments

Belarus President Lukashenko today discussed the crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

# border - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war
# Article 16
# Article 16

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 5:09 PM 26,844 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said triggering Article 16 would mean the EU would have to respond.

# border - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel
# No Restrictions
# No Restrictions

Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel

May 9th 2021, 3:33 PM 40,817 Views 21 Comments

Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann had sought measures to stop non-essential cross-border journeys.

# border - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks
# Common Travel Loophole
# Common Travel Loophole

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks

May 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,626 Views 23 Comments
  • Organised crime groups have been exploiting a 100-year-old agreement between Ireland and England to bypass Brexit imposed border checks.

# border - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports
# Belfast
# Belfast

Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports

Feb 10th 2021, 10:51 AM 8,174 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs said checks will resume on a phased basis.

# border - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,767 Views 96 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:59 AM 22,696 Views 44 Comments

An estimated 600 to 700 children remain apart from their families.

# border - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border
# Level 5
# Level 5

'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:39 PM 105,873 Views 88 Comments

The Tánaiste said there would be gardaí policing rules around inter-county travel.

# border - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Mexico and US to address 'root causes of migration'
# US-Mexico Relations
# US-Mexico Relations

Mexico and US to address 'root causes of migration'

Dec 20th 2020, 11:54 AM 10,187 Views 9 Comments

Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador only recently congratulated the US president-elect on his victory.

# border - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links
# Shared Island Initiative
# Shared Island Initiative

Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:25 PM 14,472 Views 25 Comments

Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.

# border - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
# Health
# Health

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears

Oct 18th 2020, 12:10 AM 33,961 Views 24 Comments

For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.

# border - Sunday 11 October, 2020

New restrictions loom in North as nearly 2,000 new cases confirmed on island of Ireland yesterday
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New restrictions loom in North as nearly 2,000 new cases confirmed on island of Ireland yesterday

Oct 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 31,525 Views 25 Comments

The figures seen yesterday in Ireland were the largest in several months.

# border - Friday 11 September, 2020

Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany
# Pigs And Boars
# Pigs And Boars

Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany

Sep 11th 2020, 6:15 PM 22,768 Views 19 Comments

It’s the first time the disease, which affects pigs and wild boar, has broken out in Germany.

# border - Friday 31 July, 2020

NPHET to attend North-South council meeting, as Taoiseach set to discuss travel restrictions
# Dublin Castle
# Dublin Castle

NPHET to attend North-South council meeting, as Taoiseach set to discuss travel restrictions

Jul 31st 2020, 5:55 AM 15,745 Views 15 Comments

The council, one of the bodies set up under the Belfast Agreement, will meet in Dublin today for the first time since 2016.

# border - Monday 20 July, 2020

Northern Ireland should protect against the spread of Covid-19 from Britain, says O’Neill
# Border
# Border

Northern Ireland should protect against the spread of Covid-19 from Britain, says O’Neill

Jul 20th 2020, 10:35 PM 21,063 Views 28 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster wants to preserve free movement for the sake of business and family life.

# border - Sunday 12 July, 2020

'The UK’s new start': £705m to be spent on British-EU borders - Northern Ireland plans yet to be published
# Brexit
# Brexit

'The UK’s new start': £705m to be spent on British-EU borders - Northern Ireland plans yet to be published

Updated Jul 12th 2020, 1:54 PM 20,780 Views 16 Comments

£235 million will be spent on staffing and IT systems, while £470 million will be spent on port and inland infrastructure.

# border - Friday 12 June, 2020

McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms
# Brexit
# Brexit

McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms

Jun 12th 2020, 7:38 AM 10,792 Views 17 Comments

The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.

# border - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing
# Border
# Border

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing

May 9th 2020, 5:28 PM 25,761 Views 14 Comments

Drew Harris and Simon Byrne conducted a joint patrol with local officers on the Tyrone/Monaghan border today.

# border - Thursday 5 March, 2020

TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU'
# Border
# Border

TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU'

Updated Mar 5th 2020, 4:40 PM 38,544 Views 88 Comments

Turkey has claimed Greece is using live rounds against people at the border, saying three have been killed.

# border - Thursday 17 October, 2019

UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations
# Finally
# Finally

UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations

Updated Oct 17th 2019, 1:10 PM 123,956 Views 123 Comments

The DUP has not signed up to support the deal.

# border - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US'
# Deportation
# Deportation

British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US'

Oct 16th 2019, 6:11 PM 47,645 Views 14 Comments

A three-month-old and two-year-old twins are among those being detained.

Deal or no deal: Donald Tusk says there are 'certain doubts' on the British side
# Brexit
# Brexit

Deal or no deal: Donald Tusk says there are 'certain doubts' on the British side

Updated Oct 16th 2019, 4:00 PM 41,366 Views 33 Comments

“We’ll see, I’m still hopeful,” he said, adding things would become clearer in the next seven or eight hours.

# border - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal
# 11th Hour
# 11th Hour

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal

Updated Oct 15th 2019, 6:42 PM 13,736 Views 31 Comments

Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.

# border - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?
# Syria
# Syria

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

Oct 10th 2019, 1:02 PM 28,162 Views 49 Comments

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

# border - Friday 4 October, 2019

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Oct 4th 2019, 11:09 AM 24,155 Views 84 Comments

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

# border - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject
# No Deal
# No Deal

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject

Updated Oct 2nd 2019, 9:06 AM 40,123 Views 74 Comments

The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.

# border - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Boris Johnson promises ‘good solution’ to Irish border in formal Brexit plan
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson promises ‘good solution’ to Irish border in formal Brexit plan

Oct 1st 2019, 9:03 AM 25,387 Views 41 Comments

Johnson’s comments follow the fall-out from the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop with a series of customs posts.

# border - Monday 23 September, 2019

Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant'

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:22 AM 47,499 Views 73 Comments

Richard Tice, an MEP for the East of England, also explained trade across the Northern Irish border by comparing it to a jar of Smarties.

# border - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes
# Backstop
# Backstop

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

Sep 22nd 2019, 2:13 PM 22,254 Views 55 Comments

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

# border - Thursday 12 September, 2019

'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border

Sep 12th 2019, 12:50 PM 26,209 Views 48 Comments

He said a timeline for how long the checks would be operational will have to be agreed.

# border - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Allowing customs checks on the island of Ireland amounts to 'political vandalism', says McDonald
# Brexit And The Border
# Brexit And The Border

Allowing customs checks on the island of Ireland amounts to 'political vandalism', says McDonald

Sep 7th 2019, 1:50 PM 22,313 Views 111 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader claims border checks would breach the Good Friday Agreement.

# border - Monday 19 August, 2019

Explosion near border was deliberate attempt to kill police officers, PSNI says
# Co Fermanagh
# Co Fermanagh

Explosion near border was deliberate attempt to kill police officers, PSNI says

Aug 19th 2019, 1:46 PM 67,961 Views 85 Comments

The explosion has been condemned by politicians on both sides of the border.

# border - Friday 2 August, 2019

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit
# Border
# Border

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit

Aug 2nd 2019, 7:35 AM 25,193 Views 32 Comments

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

# border - Monday 22 July, 2019

Boris Johnson says that if we can go to the moon, we can solve the Irish border problem
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson says that if we can go to the moon, we can solve the Irish border problem

Jul 22nd 2019, 8:44 AM 32,374 Views 73 Comments

During his time as Foreign Secretary, Johnson compared concerns about the Irish border as “the tail wagging the dog.”

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