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# brexit - Monday 30 November, 2020

Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector

Nov 30th 2020, 6:10 AM 12,036 Views 3 Comments

Lorcan McCabe, a Cavan dairy farmer, said this could “pose huge problems” for the dairy sector.

# brexit - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Fishing rights still ‘bone of contention’ in Brexit trade talks
# In Deep Water
# In Deep Water

Fishing rights still ‘bone of contention’ in Brexit trade talks

Nov 29th 2020, 12:35 PM 10,634 Views 15 Comments

Dominic Raab has said that this could be the last week of “substantive” negotiations.

# brexit - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night
# Hanging On The Telephone
# Hanging On The Telephone

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

Nov 28th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,111 Views 10 Comments

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

UK police investigate after activists change Kent road signs to welcome visitors to the 'Toilet of England'
# You Kent Be Serious
# You Kent Be Serious

UK police investigate after activists change Kent road signs to welcome visitors to the 'Toilet of England'

Nov 28th 2020, 11:30 AM 39,768 Views 22 Comments

A number of signs across the English county were changed by campaigners.

# brexit - Friday 27 November, 2020

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries
# Brexit Saga
# Brexit Saga

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries

Nov 27th 2020, 2:30 PM 10,027 Views 8 Comments

Although the focus has mostly been on State aid and the level-playing field, that is shifting to fisheries in the past few weeks.

New Rosslare to Dunkirk ferry route announced as businesses urged to avoid UK landbridge
# Shipping News
# Shipping News

New Rosslare to Dunkirk ferry route announced as businesses urged to avoid UK landbridge

Nov 27th 2020, 11:59 AM 64,473 Views 65 Comments

The new service will start in January and operate six times per week.

'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans
# Brexit
# Brexit

'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans

Nov 27th 2020, 7:18 AM 7,719 Views 8 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has appealed to businesses to step up their planning.

# brexit - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank

Nov 26th 2020, 12:56 PM 5,635 Views 8 Comments

Mortgage transactions have recovered since the summer, according to the latest data.

# brexit - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Joe Biden says Northern Ireland border must remain open after Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Joe Biden says Northern Ireland border must remain open after Brexit

Nov 25th 2020, 6:48 AM 25,383 Views 38 Comments

Biden told reporters yesterday that he did not want to see “a guarded border”.

# brexit - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Possible two-way ban on meat products between UK and Ireland 'concerning', says Agriculture Minister
# Brexit
# Brexit

Possible two-way ban on meat products between UK and Ireland 'concerning', says Agriculture Minister

Nov 24th 2020, 9:47 AM 22,792 Views 20 Comments

RTÉ reports that the UK intends to replicate the EU’s food safety regime which restricts meat products from outside the union.

# brexit - Monday 23 November, 2020

Taoiseach warns businesses to 'get it into your heads' that things will be different after Brexit
# Clock Is Ticking
# Clock Is Ticking

Taoiseach warns businesses to 'get it into your heads' that things will be different after Brexit

Updated Nov 23rd 2020, 3:03 PM 23,443 Views 26 Comments

The UK’s post-Brexit transitionary period ends on 31 December.

# brexit - Saturday 21 November, 2020

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal

Nov 21st 2020, 4:08 PM 33,172 Views 28 Comments

Business groups welcomed the announcement but warned that firms face a ‘cliff edge’ without deals with the EU and other nations.

# brexit - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

No Brexit deal could lead to ‘organised crime bonanza’ on border, NI Justice Minister warns
# Brexit
# Brexit

No Brexit deal could lead to ‘organised crime bonanza’ on border, NI Justice Minister warns

Nov 18th 2020, 1:24 PM 14,226 Views 13 Comments

Naomi Long sounded the warning as she gave evidence to a Westminster committee.

# brexit - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?
# Level Playing Fields
# Level Playing Fields

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,042 Views 2 Comments

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

# brexit - Monday 16 November, 2020

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels

Updated Nov 16th 2020, 10:12 PM 39,014 Views 26 Comments

Chief British negotiator David Frost says he and his team are working hard for an agreement.

# brexit - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Coveney: No Brexit deal if UK allowed to break international law
# Trade Agreement
# Trade Agreement

Coveney: No Brexit deal if UK allowed to break international law

Nov 15th 2020, 12:07 PM 27,970 Views 39 Comments

Simon Coveney has called for a ‘dialling down’ of rhetoric during Brexit talks.

# brexit - Friday 13 November, 2020

Dominic Cummings ‘set to leave Downing Street by Christmas’
# Power Struggle
# Power Struggle

Dominic Cummings ‘set to leave Downing Street by Christmas’

Nov 13th 2020, 7:15 AM 27,984 Views 28 Comments

Cummings and Lee Cain are close political allies, having worked together since the Brexit campaign.

# brexit - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 4:48 PM 21,716 Views 24 Comments

The EU wants a deal by mid-November ahead of the end of the transition period.

# brexit - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Pre-Brexit stockpiling creating surge in Irish Sea shipping demand
# Stockpiling
# Stockpiling

Pre-Brexit stockpiling creating surge in Irish Sea shipping demand

Nov 11th 2020, 2:15 PM 22,528 Views 2 Comments

Stena Line has chartered an extra ship in response to the increased movement of goods.

# brexit - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

UK government vows to press on with Brexit bill despite Lords defeat
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK government vows to press on with Brexit bill despite Lords defeat

Nov 10th 2020, 7:42 AM 25,698 Views 24 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney told BBC2’s Newsnight the UK government’s stance had “undermined trust”.

# brexit - Monday 9 November, 2020

UK government suffers heavy defeat over controversial ‘law-breaking’ Brexit powers
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK government suffers heavy defeat over controversial ‘law-breaking’ Brexit powers

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 11:09 PM 46,597 Views 8 Comments

Conservative former leader Lord Howard of Lympne led the calls for the Prime Minister to ‘think again’.

Nigel Farage's plans to rebrand the Brexit Party have hit a snag
# Taken
# Taken

Nigel Farage's plans to rebrand the Brexit Party have hit a snag

Nov 9th 2020, 9:54 AM 81,531 Views 25 Comments

The Reform think tank says the proposed name is already gone.

Coveney: Biden victory could give Downing Street 'pause for thought' as Brexit talks near end
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney: Biden victory could give Downing Street 'pause for thought' as Brexit talks near end

Nov 9th 2020, 9:37 AM 21,682 Views 31 Comments

Coveney described Biden as a “real friend to Ireland” who has made clear his position on the Good Friday Agreement.

# brexit - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Raab ‘confident’ Northern Ireland hurdles can be overcome to ensure Brexit trade deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Raab ‘confident’ Northern Ireland hurdles can be overcome to ensure Brexit trade deal

Nov 8th 2020, 12:03 PM 18,961 Views 28 Comments

He said he believed a deal with the EU could still be done if the latter shows ‘flexibility’ and ‘good will’.

# brexit - Saturday 7 November, 2020

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks
# Brexit Trade Talks
# Brexit Trade Talks

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

Updated Nov 7th 2020, 3:43 PM 22,898 Views 22 Comments

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

# brexit - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks

Nov 4th 2020, 11:04 PM 16,884 Views 5 Comments

Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.

# brexit - Monday 2 November, 2020

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning
# Centenary
# Centenary

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning

Nov 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 22,281 Views 27 Comments

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.

# brexit - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Brexit questions answered: A few things of note about what will change
# 31 December
# 31 December

Brexit questions answered: A few things of note about what will change

Oct 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 22,568 Views 22 Comments

Brexit continues to trundle towards us – here’s a bit more information about what is changing.

# brexit - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Coveney says post-Brexit trade deal ‘likely but will not be easy’
# Hope
# Hope

Coveney says post-Brexit trade deal ‘likely but will not be easy’

Oct 27th 2020, 6:20 PM 15,705 Views 15 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said talks between the EU and UK are in a ‘very serious zone’.

# brexit - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Brexit is coming: Here's what will change after 31 December 2020
# Customs
# Customs

Brexit is coming: Here's what will change after 31 December 2020

Oct 24th 2020, 9:00 PM 144,943 Views 103 Comments

British driving licences made invalid, a customs-check comeback, and what to do with the UK landbridge.

# brexit - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming
# Endgame
# Endgame

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:12 AM 10,036 Views 13 Comments

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

# brexit - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished
# Brexit
# Brexit

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished

Oct 21st 2020, 6:57 PM 18,709 Views 6 Comments

That’s according to Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s lead official on EU exit.

Another bout of post-Brexit trade talks is to take place in London this week
# Round 2
# Round 2

Another bout of post-Brexit trade talks is to take place in London this week

Oct 21st 2020, 5:27 PM 12,585 Views 3 Comments

Despite British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deadline of the EU summit, another round of talks are taking place this week.

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told
# Peers
# Peers

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told

Oct 21st 2020, 5:14 PM 30,290 Views 17 Comments

Members of the UK’s House of Lords addressed an Oireachtas Committee about the Internal Market Bill.

Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'
# Clock Is Ticking
# Clock Is Ticking

Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'

Oct 21st 2020, 11:28 AM 11,736 Views 15 Comments

The transition period in which to agree a trade deal between the EU and UK ends on 31 December.

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

Oct 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 40,615 Views 64 Comments

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

# brexit - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

EU 'remains available' for talks but Johnson to warn businesses to be ready for no trade deal
# Impasse
# Impasse

EU 'remains available' for talks but Johnson to warn businesses to be ready for no trade deal

Oct 20th 2020, 7:14 AM 13,777 Views 13 Comments

The latest impasse over Brexit comes with only 10 weeks left to secure a post-Brexit transition trade deal.

# brexit - Monday 19 October, 2020

'What?': Theresa May shows disbelief at Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security plan
# Brexit
# Brexit

'What?': Theresa May shows disbelief at Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security plan

Oct 19th 2020, 6:49 PM 102,968 Views 30 Comments

May asked senior Tory minister Michael Gove what the post-Brexit security plan for the UK was, and didn’t like the answer he gave.

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue
# Looming Deadline
# Looming Deadline

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 3:10 PM 34,897 Views 52 Comments

The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

# brexit - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Michael Gove says EU 'not serious' about securing Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michael Gove says EU 'not serious' about securing Brexit deal

Oct 18th 2020, 11:31 AM 28,558 Views 104 Comments

The Cabinet Office minister said EU officials will have to back down if chief negotiator Michel Barnier is to resume negotiations in London this week.