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#Brexit

# brexit - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks

Significant differences remain between the EU and the UK.

# brexit - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court

The fourth round of Brexit trade talks ended a day early this week.

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...

Leopold Kerney was an Irish diplomat in the first half of the last century and we can learn much from his handling of Britain, writes historian Barry Whelan.

Round 4 of Brexit trade talks: 'Green lane' progress, and a glimpse of the UK's IT system for customs

There was progress both at the negotiation table in Brussels, and from the UK on customs technology.

# brexit - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster'

Today had been the date set for both sides to reach an agreement on fisheries. But of course, more time is needed.

# brexit - Monday 29 June, 2020

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

# brexit - Saturday 20 June, 2020

From tigers in the tank to no 'Christmas-tree' EU report: A wild week in Brexit talks

Agreement on momentum, but it doesn’t take too deep a look to see the tensions.

# brexit - Monday 15 June, 2020

UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’

European Council chief Charles Michel said the EU would not be pressured into buying a “pig in a poke”.

Boris Johnson to hold video call with Ursula von der Leyen in bid to revive post-Brexit trade talks

The high level meeting will take place by video conference as the clock counts down on the transition period.

# brexit - Sunday 14 June, 2020

It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large

Fine Gael’s Neale Richmond is calling for an extension to the trade talks to take Covid-19 into account and avoid a no-deal Brexit.

# brexit - Saturday 13 June, 2020

'Northern Ireland is a pilot project': About the UK's staggered custom checks plan

In a strange turn of events, because of the Protocol the North will have post-Brexit checks six months before Great Britain.

# brexit - Friday 12 June, 2020

EU accepts UK's confirmation that it won’t seek extension to Brexit transition period

It comes despite the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales pushing for an extension past the new year.

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

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

# brexit - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Arlene Foster says she fears Brexit trade talks ‘are not going particularly well’

The NI First Minister said she wants to see a trade deal agreed.

# brexit - Friday 5 June, 2020

UK backtracking on key Brexit commitments, says Michel Barnier

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier lamented that no progress had been made in the fourth round of post-Brexit trade talks

Businesses call for detail on Northern Ireland protocol from British government

A Brexit working group of NI businesses said more details were needed to help prepare for 1 January 2021.

# brexit - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official

The UK government’s Brexit deal means checks are needed at ports in Northern Ireland.

# brexit - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period

The idea was backed by Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party, but opposed by the DUP and UUP.

# brexit - Monday 1 June, 2020

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says

It has been nearly two weeks since the UK published its proposal for the Northern Ireland protocol.

# brexit - Sunday 31 May, 2020

No Brexit trade deal if Boris Johnson doesn't stick to promises, Michel Barnier warns

Barnier told The Sunday Times there would not be an “agreement at any cost”.

# brexit - Friday 29 May, 2020

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

# brexit - Sunday 24 May, 2020

'He acted legally and with integrity': Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings over 260-mile lockdown trip

Conservatives have been putting the Prime Minister under pressure to sack his controversial adviser.

# brexit - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

The UK's Protocol plan: 'Unfettered access' from NI to GB, and 'light-touch' checks from GB to NI

Unfettered access to GB from NI, and declaration on goods from GB to Northern Ireland.

# brexit - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'It delivers on our promise to the British people': UK bill to end free movement of people passes first hurdle

Priti Patel said that the points system was “firmer, fairer and simpler system” that will “play a vital role” in the country’s recovery from coronavirus.

# brexit - Friday 15 May, 2020

Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks

Fisheries is the other major stumbling block to agreeing an EU-UK trade deal.

# brexit - Thursday 14 May, 2020

More than 3.5 million EU citizens have applied to remain living in the UK post-Brexit

There’s a backlog of around 320,000 applications to go through, according to the UK Home Office.

Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure'

According to the infringement decision, the UK has failed to “comply with EU law on the free movement of EU citizens”.

# brexit - Friday 8 May, 2020

Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, Coveney says

Tanaiste Simon Coveney has urged the UK to seek an extension to its transition period.

# brexit - Thursday 7 May, 2020

UK is showing 'no real sign' they want Brexit trade talks to succeed, says Phil Hogan

“I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think so,” the EU trade commissioner said.

# brexit - Saturday 2 May, 2020

So, about Brexit... Where are we now with it?

It hasn’t gone away, you know.

# brexit - Monday 20 April, 2020

Vast majority of business leaders think Brexit will have short-term negative impact on Irish economy

That’s according to the latest quarterly survey carried out by the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

# brexit - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Michel Barnier and David Frost agree on three weeks to discuss Brexit trade talks

Both men are back at work after recovering from Covid-19.

# brexit - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said he is “in good spirits”.

# brexit - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

SNP Westminster leader calls for 'legitimate and legal route' to Scottish independence

It is the latest in a series of calls for a second referendum on independence.

# brexit - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme

The former Justice Minister said that “if there was a gap”, it could “of course” have an effect on prisoners held here.

# brexit - Friday 6 March, 2020

Draft laws published to guarantee right of Irish citizens to live and work in UK despite Brexit

It states “an Irish citizen does not require leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom”, with some limited exceptions.

# brexit - Monday 2 March, 2020

Countdown starts as UK and EU knuckle down for trade talks

The two sides are well apart on a final agreement.

# brexit - Friday 28 February, 2020

UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant scheme

The British Government said it wanted to reach its own, separate fast-track extradition arrangement with Brussels.

# brexit - Thursday 27 February, 2020

UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June

The UK has published its negotiating guidelines ahead of talks with Brussels on Monday.

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