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# brexit - Today’s News

Brexit talks in 'difficult phase' as hopes of trade agreement recede

The UK claimed the EU was making fresh demands at the ’11th hour’.

FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?

The head of the UK regulator who approved the Pfizer vaccine said its progress was “totally dependent” on the “rolling review” approach it took.

# brexit - Yesterday’s News

Controversial Brexit legislation set to return with trade talks on a knife edge

Negotiations continue to reach a UK-European Union trade deal by the end of the month.

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says

Simon Coveney met European leaders in Paris today.

# brexit - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.

# brexit - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

From The42 Confusion over whether new post-Brexit transfer rules will apply to young Irish players

Confusion over whether new post-Brexit transfer rules will apply to young Irish players

Some English clubs have been carrying on as normal, but a senior English football source insists potentially transformative rules will apply to Ireland.

# brexit - Monday 30 November, 2020

Coveney: We've been saying it for a while but THIS is the key week in Brexit talks

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday that there was ‘a deal to be done’.

Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector

Lorcan McCabe, a Cavan dairy farmer, said this could “pose huge problems” for the dairy sector.

# brexit - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Fishing rights still ‘bone of contention’ in Brexit trade talks

Dominic Raab has said that this could be the last week of “substantive” negotiations.

# brexit - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

UK police investigate after activists change Kent road signs to welcome visitors to the 'Toilet of England'

A number of signs across the English county were changed by campaigners.

# brexit - Friday 27 November, 2020

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries

Although the focus has mostly been on State aid and the level-playing field, that is shifting to fisheries in the past few weeks.

New Rosslare to Dunkirk ferry route announced as businesses urged to avoid UK landbridge

The new service will start in January and operate six times per week.

'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has appealed to businesses to step up their planning.

# brexit - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank

Mortgage transactions have recovered since the summer, according to the latest data.

# brexit - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Joe Biden says Northern Ireland border must remain open after Brexit

Biden told reporters yesterday that he did not want to see “a guarded border”.

# brexit - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Possible two-way ban on meat products between UK and Ireland 'concerning', says Agriculture Minister

RTÉ reports that the UK intends to replicate the EU’s food safety regime which restricts meat products from outside the union.

# brexit - Monday 23 November, 2020

Taoiseach warns businesses to 'get it into your heads' that things will be different after Brexit Clock Is Ticking This post contains videos

Taoiseach warns businesses to 'get it into your heads' that things will be different after Brexit

The UK’s post-Brexit transitionary period ends on 31 December.

# brexit - Saturday 21 November, 2020

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal

Business groups welcomed the announcement but warned that firms face a ‘cliff edge’ without deals with the EU and other nations.

# brexit - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

No Brexit deal could lead to ‘organised crime bonanza’ on border, NI Justice Minister warns

Naomi Long sounded the warning as she gave evidence to a Westminster committee.

# brexit - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

# brexit - Monday 16 November, 2020

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels

Chief British negotiator David Frost says he and his team are working hard for an agreement.

# brexit - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Coveney: No Brexit deal if UK allowed to break international law

Simon Coveney has called for a ‘dialling down’ of rhetoric during Brexit talks.

# brexit - Friday 13 November, 2020

Dominic Cummings ‘set to leave Downing Street by Christmas’

Cummings and Lee Cain are close political allies, having worked together since the Brexit campaign.

# brexit - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'

The EU wants a deal by mid-November ahead of the end of the transition period.

# brexit - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Pre-Brexit stockpiling creating surge in Irish Sea shipping demand

Stena Line has chartered an extra ship in response to the increased movement of goods.

# brexit - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

UK government vows to press on with Brexit bill despite Lords defeat

Minister Simon Coveney told BBC2’s Newsnight the UK government’s stance had “undermined trust”.

# brexit - Monday 9 November, 2020

UK government suffers heavy defeat over controversial ‘law-breaking’ Brexit powers

Conservative former leader Lord Howard of Lympne led the calls for the Prime Minister to ‘think again’.

Nigel Farage's plans to rebrand the Brexit Party have hit a snag

The Reform think tank says the proposed name is already gone.

Coveney: Biden victory could give Downing Street 'pause for thought' as Brexit talks near end

Coveney described Biden as a “real friend to Ireland” who has made clear his position on the Good Friday Agreement.

# brexit - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Raab ‘confident’ Northern Ireland hurdles can be overcome to ensure Brexit trade deal

He said he believed a deal with the EU could still be done if the latter shows ‘flexibility’ and ‘good will’.

# brexit - Saturday 7 November, 2020

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

# brexit - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks

Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.

# brexit - Monday 2 November, 2020

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.

# brexit - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Brexit questions answered: A few things of note about what will change

Brexit continues to trundle towards us – here’s a bit more information about what is changing.

# brexit - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Coveney says post-Brexit trade deal ‘likely but will not be easy’

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said talks between the EU and UK are in a ‘very serious zone’.

# brexit - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Brexit is coming: Here's what will change after 31 December 2020

British driving licences made invalid, a customs-check comeback, and what to do with the UK landbridge.

# brexit - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

# brexit - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished

That’s according to Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s lead official on EU exit.

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