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#Brexit

# brexit - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Taoiseach says risk of no-deal Brexit is 'relatively low' but preparations will continue

Judges will decide tomorrow if the unsigned letter sent by Boris Johnson asking for a Brexit extension puts the PM in contempt of court.

'We don’t want to go back to those days': Convoy of 150 trucks hold cross-border protest

Truck drivers said they would face “chaos” and “mayhem” at custom checks on the border.

Micheál Martin blames Brexit on 'self-regarding English elite'

The Fianna Fáil leader was speaking at the Wolfe Tone commemoration in Bodenstown.

UK will leave the EU on 31 October, says senior cabinet minister

Michael Gove said that the government was aiming to leave the EU before the end of October.

'House of fools': UK front pages react to Boris Johnson's Brexit defeat

Nearly all the UK front pages reacted to Boris Johnson’s forced Brexit extension request.

# brexit - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Johnson sends Tusk letter seeking extension - along with another one saying further delay would be a mistake

Johnson’s plans to pass a Meaningful Vote on his deal today have been scuppered.

Quiz: Who said it - Theresa May or Boris Johnson?

“What did you call me? You called me nebulous. Yes, you did.”

Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march in London as MPs delay decision

Thousands of people took to the streets of London today to call for a second referendum.

As it happened: Defeat for Johnson as MPs force him to seek Brexit extension

Boris Johnson has been defeated in his bid to get his deal through the House of Commons.

Cries of 'shame' from MPs as Brexit secretary invokes memory of Mo Mowlam in Commons debate

One senior Labour MP described the tactic as “deeply offensive”.

'This is a momentous occasion': Boris Johnson urges MPs to back his deal ahead of knife-edge vote

Hardline Brexiteers in the ERG have indicated they intend to back the Brexit deal.

There are three main differences between Theresa May's Brexit deal and Boris Johnson's one

Boris Johnson has been bullish about the UK leaving the EU on 31 October – will these changes help him?

Explainer: What you should expect as MPs prepare to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Boris Johnson faces a significant challenge if he wants to get his deal through the House of Commons.

'They've lost every battle': The rise and fall of the DUP's Brexit strategy

“Everything they’ve touched has turned to dust. They’ve lost every battle.”

# brexit - Friday 18 October, 2019

The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?

We take a look at everything Brexit-related that happened this week, and what it all means.

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.

Poll: Will Boris Johnson's Brexit deal pass in the House of Commons? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Boris Johnson's Brexit deal pass in the House of Commons?

All eyes are on the DUP ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

DUP says voting against Brexit deal 'not the end of the game'

Arlene Foster wrote in the Belfast Telegraph that she was not looking for a ‘perfect’ deal.

'Too soon to celebrate': On the border, people give Brexit deal cautious welcome

Residents living in frontier towns along the Irish border say they are hoping for “clarity” going forward.

'On the Brexit brink': UK front pages react to Boris Johnson's deal

Boris Johnson now faces an uphill struggle to win MPs over to vote for his deal.

Why this 'Schrödinger's Brexit deal' has more than one father

Who had to compromise to get a Brexit deal over the line? In the end … everyone.

FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?

The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.

# brexit - Thursday 17 October, 2019

As it happened: Focus turns to House of Commons after last-minute Brexit deal endorsed by EU leaders

The EU27 leaders have backed the revised deal – but the DUP is still saying ‘no’.

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work

How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

'The backstop has been replaced': Varadkar hails agreement between EU and UK

The new agreement will now need to be approved by the House of Commons.

The DUP will vote against Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament

The party said it cannot risk ‘the integrity of the union’.

UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations

The DUP has not signed up to support the deal.

# brexit - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Deal or no deal: Donald Tusk says there are 'certain doubts' on the British side

“We’ll see, I’m still hopeful,” he said, adding things would become clearer in the next seven or eight hours.

# brexit - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal

Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.

Downing Street 'working hard' amidst reports of Michel Barnier's midnight deadline

The UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Michel Barnier met this morning.

The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen

“A person’s nationality cannot depend in law on an undisclosed state of mind,” the Upper Tribunal argued in it’s decision.

# brexit - Monday 14 October, 2019

7 in 10 people in Ireland don't think a Brexit deal will be reached by the end of the week

That’s according to an opinion poll carried out by Amarách Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.

'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 

DeSouza, from Co Derry, identified herself as Irish in an application for a residence card for her US-born husband.

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.

Poll: Would you prefer another Brexit extension? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you prefer another Brexit extension?

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October.

Half of small Irish businesses have cancelled or delayed investment over Brexit

AIB’s survey of SMEs found that almost half have felt a negative impact from Brexit already.

# brexit - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit

There aren’t many, but there are elements that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit.

'The clock is ticking': EU warns a lot of work to be done before Brexit deal

He even hinted he may even have to ‘eat my words’ and support a plan close to May’s rejected agreement.