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#Brexit

# brexit - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Ireland's economic outlook 'clouded by uncertainty', EU warns

The EU points to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU as a reason behind the uncertainty.

Former British PM John Major threatens legal action if new UK leader suspends parliament over Brexit

The idea has been suggested during the Tory leadership campaign.

# brexit - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Johnson evades question on British ambassador to US, as Hunt pledges to keep him

Hunt said that Donald Trump’s comments on Theresa May were “disrespectful and wrong”.

Contingency plans to deal with potential traffic chaos around Dublin Port will be in place by October

A traffic management group has been set up for Dublin Port to deal with possible delays in the area caused by inspections.

Jeremy Corbyn now backs 'remain' - but only if the other options are a Tory Brexit or no deal

Yesterday, Labour’s five trade unions agreed to back Remain in what marked a significant shift for the party.

Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney

The cabinet will today consider the latest plans to prepare Ireland for the possible consequences of Brexit.

# brexit - Monday 8 July, 2019

Donald Trump 'won't deal' with British ambassador, and criticises Theresa May on Brexit

Trump said that “we will no longer deal with” the British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch.

Tánaiste warns risk of disorderly Brexit is 'significant'

A detailed update on the government’s contingency planning will be brought before Cabinet tomorrow.

# brexit - Friday 5 July, 2019

UK license holders living in Ireland urged to exchange driving licence before Brexit

Britain is due to leave the EU on 31 October.

Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit

The Budget for 2020 will be announced in October – weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU.

# brexit - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners' European Parliament This post contains videos

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners'

Widdecombe made the remarks during her first speech in the European Parliament.

Brexit and wage increase lead to drop in confidence for Ireland's small businesses

The Small Firms Association is calling for a national Small Business Strategy to improve small business performance.

# brexit - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Technology alone isn't going to solve the problem': Ex-Brexit border chief rejects claims by Hunt and Johnson

Karen Wheeler was the Director General for Borders at the UK’s customs service.

# brexit - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

In Belfast, Johnson and Hunt talk about the 'unacceptable' backstop, and the 'indispensable' DUP

Boris Johnson said that the backstop represents “the incoherence of the [UK] strategy” in Brexit negotiations.

Sammy Wilson: 'We know the Irish; if you stand up to them, they will take you seriously'

The DUP’s Brexit spokesman made his comments on BBC Radio 4 this morning.

# brexit - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

# brexit - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Irish food companies are accelerating Brexit preparations as a no-deal 'cliff-edge' looms

Many companies are stockholding weeks worth of goods.

# brexit - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit?

Boris Johnson says he doesn’t believe there will be, but is prepared for it nonetheless.

# brexit - Monday 24 June, 2019

UK report says alternative to backstop 'should be fully up and running within three years'

Two Remain-supporting MPs are behind the report.

# brexit - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends

The think tank says the economy is “now effectively operating at full capacity”.

# brexit - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year

The Passport Office has been receiving more than 100,000 applications each month.

# brexit - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

# brexit - Monday 17 June, 2019

Tory leadership candidates clash over Brexit and no-show Boris in first TV debate

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson.

# brexit - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister

The Tory leadership candidate said that “this is what they did in Ireland on abortion, and actually really worked”.

# brexit - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare

Past visits by Johnson to Ireland don’t exactly inspire confidence.

# brexit - Thursday 13 June, 2019

The Irish government is 'driving us all' towards a no-deal Brexit, says DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson

In speech in Dublin, Donaldson re-iterated his party’s opposition to the backstop.

# brexit - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Food shortages could appear in UK within two weeks of Brexit no-deal, experts warn

Industry professionals spoke before the UK Parliament’s Exiting the European Union Committee today.

'Kick the can - and we kick the bucket!' Ruling out a Brexit delay, Boris Johnson launches his leadership bid

Boris Johnson spoke about a no-deal Brexit, delaying Brexit – and avoided a question on whether he’d taken cocaine in his youth.

Bin the backstop or pay us off? Here's what the Conservative leadership hopefuls have said about Ireland

Ten Conservative MPs want to be the next prime minister. Here’s how they all have said they’ll solve the Irish “issue”.

# brexit - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Varadkar warns of 'terrible political miscalculation' in London over Brexit deal

Speaking today, Varadkar said that he is a “little concerned about political developments in London at present”.

# brexit - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Tory contender Hunt claims Angela Merkel told him EU is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

The Irish government has repeatedly stated the withdrawal agreement would not be reopened.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

# brexit - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat Cramped This post contains videos

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat

Students from NCAD are using their creative skills to tackle social issues at a summer showcase.

# brexit - Friday 7 June, 2019

High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson

The lawsuit had accused him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign.

Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Prime Minister Theresa May is stepping down as Conservative party leader today.

What's next for Theresa May? Top-dollar speeches or a Brexit book (most likely)

It’s Theresa May’s last day at the helm of the Conservative Party.

# brexit - Thursday 6 June, 2019

New figures show more Irish people than ever before are choosing to go on holiday to Northern Ireland

The number of Irish people holidaying in Northern Ireland increased by 7% between 2017 and 2018.