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#Brexit

# brexit - Monday 5 August, 2019

How no-deal Brexit makes direct rule nearly inevitable in Northern Ireland

A no-deal Brexit could spell the return of direct rule to Northern Ireland.

'Don’t leave it until the last minute': Just 10% of businesses preparing for no-deal Brexit

A recent survey found that 45% of businesses overall record Brexit as the key issue they face.

# brexit - Friday 2 August, 2019

Brexit supporter jailed for death threats and abusive calls to 'anti-Brexit' MPs

The man has been jailed for 18 weeks.

FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign?

The UK foreign secretary made the statement on BBC Radio 4 on Monday.

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

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

Cast-iron and vital, or an anti-democratic bureaucracy: what is the Irish backstop?

Should it be for a limited period of time or not? Should it apply to the UK as a whole, or just Northern Ireland?

# brexit - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Britain steps up border security with 500 new officers ahead of likely no-deal Brexit

The UK government has allocated £2.1 billion in funding to speed up the process.

'I think we should be afraid of no-deal Brexit', Varadkar warns

The Taoiseach was speaking to reporters in Kilkenny this afternoon.

The UK just added over £2 billion to its no-deal preparation fund

Chancellor Sajid Javid made the policy announcement.

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

# brexit - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Boris Johnson 'to make sure he's not the DUP's gofer'

DUP leader Arlene Foster said that Johnson told them “talk of a border poll is not something he’s interested in entertaining”.

Central Bank's dire no-deal Brexit warning: 34,000 fewer jobs by the end of 2020

Economic growth would slump to less than one per cent next year, the regulator has warned.

How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK

As the UK exit from the EU draws closer, the Irish government has become a frequent target of Brexiteers.

# brexit - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Boris Johnson booed in Wales on the second day of his Union tour

Johnson also refused to answer questions from the Welsh media on camera or while being recorded.

Why has the pound slumped and what has Boris Johnson got to do with it?

Talk of a no-deal Brexit has ramped up since Boris Johnson took over as prime minister.

Over 5,000 people have asked the Road Safety Authority about post-Brexit driving licences since March 2019

Thousands of people have contacted the RSA about Brexit and driving licences since the end of February.

# brexit - Monday 29 July, 2019

Leo Varadkar-Boris Johnson phone call to be arranged 'in the near future'

A customary call between the two leaders usually takes place when one takes office.

# brexit - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Less than half of people satisfied with Taoiseach's Brexit strategy, poll suggests

That’s according to an opinion poll conducted by Kantar and Sunday Independent.

'British government operating on assumption of no deal Brexit' - Michael Gove

Gove said there is a “very real prospect” that an agreement would not be struck with Brussels.

# brexit - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Quiz: Did Boris Johnson say this?

The new British Prime Minister is known for making controversial comments.

DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit

Wilson was criticising comments made by Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Stormont yesterday.

Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'

He added it had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”.

Poll: Will Northern Ireland 'question the union' after Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Northern Ireland 'question the union' after Brexit?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he thinks that people in Northern Ireland will reconsider their role in the United Kingdom post-Brexit.

# brexit - Friday 26 July, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language

Varadkar said earlier today that Boris Johnson will have to “depart” from what he’s said recently if he wants a Brexit deal.

# brexit - Thursday 25 July, 2019

DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson says 'we are facing no deal' if EU doesn't compromise on backstop

Speaking yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will “do a new deal, a better deal”.

# brexit - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Varadkar says Boris Johnson's talk of new Brexit deal is 'not in the real world'

Speaking today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Uk will “do a new deal, a better deal”.

Prime Minister Johnson: Those who bet against Britain are going to lose their shirts

“To our friends in Ireland, I am convinced we can do a deal without checks on Irish border and without that anti-democratic backstop.”

May to hand in resignation as Johnson forms new Cabinet

There is much speculation as to who is in and who is out of the front bench.

'To insanity and beyond': How the British papers are covering Boris

Johnson has promised to deliver Brexit by 31 October.

'Mad in England': How does the world see Boris Johnson?

The international impression of Johnson has evolved from simply an eccentric mayor to a symbol of Brexit Britain.

# brexit - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin

Martin said the last time Johnson was in Ireland, he didn’t show the ‘slightest level of understanding’ about the the Good Friday Agreement.

Mayor of Belfast: 'An Irish unity referendum is coming, and we must prepare for it'

Claire Hanna, SDLP MLA for South Belfast said calling for a poll now is ‘premature’.

As it happened: After a late start, Boris Johnson is announced as the Tory's new leader

Johnson said in his victory speech that some would question his election, but added that “the campaign is over”.

Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader

Boris Johnson was announced as the new Conservative Party leader this afternoon.

Poll: Did Theresa May do a good job as UK Prime Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did Theresa May do a good job as UK Prime Minister?

Theresa May is entering her final hours as Conservative Party leader.

Britain is facing into a 'good old-fashioned Sterling crisis', says AIB chairman

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal yesterday, Pym spoke candidly about his views on Boris Johnson.

# brexit - Monday 22 July, 2019

AIB chair says he wouldn't hire a candidate with the 'uncombed hair' and 'racist language' of Boris Johnson

AIB chairman Richard Pym said he would be abandoning “non-committal business-person language”. And he did.

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

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

Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland?

In 2017, Fianna Fáil said it planned to publish a white paper on unification.

# brexit - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all' Backstop This post contains videos

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'

The Tánaiste says he and others have worked for three years to avoid such a scenario.