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# brexit - Today’s News

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

# brexit - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Neale Richmond: Brexit was no one hit wonder - the Tory party fostered this toxic sentiment over many years

Neale Richmond says the UK has become a slave to insular thinking and it has led them to Brexit and the current mess it has caused.

# brexit - Friday 18 September, 2020

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'

Von der Leyen said the UK Internal Market Bill had “distracted very strongly” from the upcoming deadline.

# brexit - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic means hard Brexit 'could impact Irish economy even worse than feared'

However, new research has found that no sector is severely exposed to both the shocks of the pandemic and a hard Brexit.

# brexit - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers

Budget 2021 will be no windfall but will target those sectors impacted the most.

Twin threats of Covid-19 and Brexit mean the economy is 'not yet ready to carry itself', Ibec warns

Ibec outlined measures it sees as central to supporting businesses and the economy over the coming year.

# brexit - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Opinion: Boris and his friends are living in a post-truth 'Alice and Brexitland'

Former ambassador Bobby McDonagh says Johnson’s team have used every excuse to cover their breach of international law, short of the PM eating his own homework.

# brexit - Monday 14 September, 2020

Brexit rebellion: David Cameron raises concerns over controversial bill, making a clean sweep of former PMs

Former attorney general Geoffrey Cox has also described it as ‘unconscionable’

# brexit - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is a Sinn Féin Minister for Defence really that unthinkable?

Lee says he feels conflicted about the possibility of a Sinn Féin government but admits the party now has a mandate that deserves recognition.

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?

The Meath-East TD, who worked in European law and twice ran as an MEP candidate, talks to about an extraordinary Brexit week.

# brexit - Saturday 12 September, 2020

EU is threatening 'blockade' on British food to Northern Ireland and to 'carve up' the UK, Boris Johnson says

Writing in the Telegraph, Johnson has argued in favour of the Bill as rebel Tories mount a plan to amend the legislation.

Opinion: Is Britain on the path to becoming a rogue state?

The UK government this week told the Commons that it would be breaking international law in relation to Brexit in ‘a limited and specific way’. Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza says she’s seen this before.

# brexit - Friday 11 September, 2020

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance

The UK has said that it won’t drop measures that would undermine the Withdrawal Agreement.

# brexit - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Extremely serious violation': EU spells out its displeasure as it delivers ultimatum to UK in tense meeting

The EU has called on the British government to withdraw proposed measures that would breach the withdrawal agreement.

Quiz: Can you finish these Brexit catchphrases?

In a specific and limited way.

Poll: Do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?

“Trust has been eroded”, the Taoiseach says, – but is this all just a British negotiation tactic?

Emergency Brexit talks due in London today after UK reveals bill to override Withdrawal Agreement

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove will meet senior EU official Maroš Šefčovič to discuss the situation.

# brexit - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Pelosi says 'absolutely no chance' of US-UK trade deal passing Congress if Johnson breaches Brexit deal

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the breach of the Withdrawal Agreement would break international law.

Taoiseach tells Johnson of the 'serious implications' if British government breaches Brexit deal

The pair spoke over the phone this evening.

'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit

The action plan outlines the vital preparations that businesses should be taking in advance of 31 December.

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations

The Taoiseach says the UK government’s actions ‘does not build trust’.

'Alarm bells': Tánaiste expresses concern ahead of publication of law-breaking Brexit bill

The government says the bill is intended to ensure Northern Ireland can trade freely with Britain.

# brexit - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments Brandon Lewis This post contains videos

Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis said that UK proposals over the EU agreement could “break international law”.

The Explainer: Why is Brexit back in the news?

It’s like it has never gone away… the latest on why the Brexit trade talks are causing a kerfuffle.

UK government’s legal head resigns ‘over plans to override Brexit withdrawal deal’

The Financial Times claims Sir Jonathan has resigned due to a dispute with Downing Street.

Defiant Boris 'won't back down': UK front pages react to Brexit latest

The rising prospect that Boris Johnson will backtrack on the Brexit agreement dominates the UK front pages.

Brexit: The adults are no longer in charge in Downing Street

Former ambassador Bobby McDonagh says the Cummings-driven cabal of ‘weirdos and misfits’ are now steering the UK onto a dangerous path in the Brexit negotiations.

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations

Trade talks will resume in London today.

Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations

Today’s Cabinet meeting is set to be dominated about Brexit.

# brexit - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

Boris Johnson: Trade talks shouldn't go on after 15 October if there's still no EU-UK agreement

The UK is reportedly planning legislation to overwrite key elements of the Withdrawal Agreement.

# brexit - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Brexit deal and Northern Ireland arrangements should be 'scrapped', says Sammy Wilson DUP

Brexit deal and Northern Ireland arrangements should be 'scrapped', says Sammy Wilson

The DUP MP appeared to contradict his party leader Arlene Foster.

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU

David Frost was speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

# brexit - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Michel Barnier says he will miss Phil Hogan, who he met with weekly as Trade Commissioner

The EU’s Chief negotiator said that the UK side “continues to disappoint” on three main issues in Brexit trade talks.

# brexit - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

# brexit - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels

Officials from the EU and UK sides will enter into detailed haggling today and tomorrow.

# brexit - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Taoiseach has first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The two leaders are discussing management of Covid-19 and Brexit negotiations.

# brexit - Friday 7 August, 2020

Gove in Belfast to promote Trader Support Service to help NI businesses avoid Brexit red tape

An initial £50 million will set up the service, with the full contract worth up to £200 million.

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