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# brexit - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK
# A Christmas Miracle
# A Christmas Miracle

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK

Dec 24th 2020, 2:55 PM 52,587 Views 69 Comments
  • After 24 hours of speculation that there was a deal, the news was confirmed this afternoon.
  • “This agreement will write history,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
  • A Downing Street source said the deal takes the UK out of the “lunar pull of the EU” and the ECJ.
Last-minute 'hitch', but Brexit announcement expected today after overnight talks on deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Last-minute 'hitch', but Brexit announcement expected today after overnight talks on deal

Dec 24th 2020, 7:13 AM 21,073 Views 54 Comments

Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen appear poised to reach a historic deal.

# brexit - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement
# Brexciting
# Brexciting

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 11:07 PM 35,800 Views 28 Comments

It had been reported that the negotiating teams were pushing to get a deal over the line before Christmas.

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced
# Not Ready
From The42
# Not Ready

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 29,171 Views 19 Comments

A spin-off of Brexit is the possibility that Irish players must wait another two years before they leave for the UK. Academy Directors warn The42 that Irish football isn’t ready to step up and take over the job.

# brexit - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 9:40 PM 35,254 Views 46 Comments

A Number 10 insider has described the reported compromise on fishing quotas as “b*llocks”.

# brexit - Monday 21 December, 2020

Stena Line fast tracks direct ferry service from Ireland to France amid UK travel ban
# Travel Ban
# Travel Ban

Stena Line fast tracks direct ferry service from Ireland to France amid UK travel ban

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 1:40 PM 45,704 Views 46 Comments

Hauliers are being told not to leave Ireland unless they have a confirmed booking to travel directly to continental Europe.

Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?

Dec 21st 2020, 9:32 AM 30,961 Views 56 Comments

Another weekend of tense negotiations failed to achieve a breakthrough.

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain
# Customs Union
# Customs Union

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain

Dec 21st 2020, 7:10 AM 7,652 Views 9 Comments

Michel Barnier and Lord Frost met in Brussels yesterday.

# brexit - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January
# Brexit
# Brexit

Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January

Dec 20th 2020, 11:00 AM 38,661 Views 52 Comments

After the transition period ends on 31 December, UK driving licences will no longer be valid for residents here.

# brexit - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Path to post-Brexit deal blocked by fish dispute
# Sinking Ship
# Sinking Ship

Path to post-Brexit deal blocked by fish dispute

Dec 19th 2020, 7:20 PM 57,779 Views 24 Comments

Fishing is now the main obstacle to securing a pact by 1 January.

# brexit - Friday 18 December, 2020

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 7:11 PM 21,594 Views 25 Comments

Michel Barnier said earlier: “There is a chance of getting an agreement but the path to such an agreement is very narrow.”

# brexit - Thursday 17 December, 2020

It will be 'challenging' to overcome final trade-talk issues, says von der Leyen after call with Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

It will be 'challenging' to overcome final trade-talk issues, says von der Leyen after call with Johnson

Updated Dec 17th 2020, 7:45 PM 23,164 Views 18 Comments

Several Brexit deadlines have come and gone but this move adds extra pressure to ongoing negotiations.

Trump administration trying to secure mini trade deal with UK, US says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Trump administration trying to secure mini trade deal with UK, US says

Dec 17th 2020, 7:34 AM 34,320 Views 23 Comments

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said he is “hopeful” of an agreement.

Ireland's economy is on track for recovery but Brexit and Biden could soften our cough, says ESRI
# ESRI
# ESRI

Ireland's economy is on track for recovery but Brexit and Biden could soften our cough, says ESRI

Dec 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 47,966 Views 11 Comments

Remarkably, the Irish economy is forecast to grow by 3.8% this year.

# brexit - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Warning that Ireland could face 'unprecedented disruption' to movement of goods in next four weeks
# Brexit
# Brexit

Warning that Ireland could face 'unprecedented disruption' to movement of goods in next four weeks

Dec 16th 2020, 11:25 AM 17,437 Views 24 Comments

The Oireachtas Transport Committee will hear from hauliers this morning.

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight

Dec 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 36,107 Views 37 Comments

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament this morning.

Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'
# Investor Court
# Investor Court

Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'

Dec 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,932 Views 51 Comments

Hourigan told TheJournal.ie that the current environment in the Green Party is “unpleasant”.

# brexit - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Post-Brexit trade deal talks continue amid reports of progress
# Getting There
# Getting There

Post-Brexit trade deal talks continue amid reports of progress

Dec 15th 2020, 7:38 AM 13,335 Views 8 Comments

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen reportedly said that talks were “on the very last mile”.

# brexit - Monday 14 December, 2020

Downing Street indicates no-deal Brexit still 'possible' outcome from Brexit trade talks
# Trade Talks
# Trade Talks

Downing Street indicates no-deal Brexit still 'possible' outcome from Brexit trade talks

Updated Dec 14th 2020, 2:05 PM 18,966 Views 42 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said significant challenges remain on the key sticking points.
  • The UK parliament may be forced to sit over the festive period to vote on any agreement.

# brexit - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'

Updated Dec 13th 2020, 3:12 PM 33,952 Views 45 Comments

The legal date for the UK to leave the Customs Union and Single Market is 31 December.

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain

Dec 13th 2020, 8:35 AM 10,575 Views 44 Comments

Boris Johnson is due to speak with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later today.

# brexit - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days
# Agreement
# Agreement

Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days

Updated Dec 12th 2020, 2:04 PM 68,871 Views 137 Comments
  • A decision on the talks should be reached by tomorrow.
  • Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both said a no-deal outcome is likely.
  • The UK and EU have "not yet found the solutions" to differences on fisheries, von der Leyen said.

# brexit - Friday 11 December, 2020

Boris Johnson warns no deal is 'very very likely' while Coveney says agreement is still possible
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson warns no deal is 'very very likely' while Coveney says agreement is still possible

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 7:40 PM 28,586 Views 61 Comments

Boris Johnson said he was “hopeful” that progress could be made before Sunday.

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'
# Man Down Under
# Man Down Under

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'

Dec 11th 2020, 11:22 AM 35,394 Views 46 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull said that Australia faces “very large barriers” to trading with the EU.

# brexit - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,599 Views 48 Comments
  • UK and EU to "come to a decision" on trade negotiations by Sunday
  • Micheál Martin says he doesn't expect a 'lengthy discussion' on Brexit at today's European Council meeting
  • Senior Downing Street source says it is “unclear” if differences can be bridged
UK and Singapore sign free trade deal
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal

Dec 10th 2020, 6:59 AM 17,355 Views 20 Comments

It comes amid tense negotiations in Brussels to salvage the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal.

# brexit - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen

Updated Dec 9th 2020, 10:44 PM 42,184 Views 65 Comments
  • The two leaders aimed to break ongoing deadlock ahead of EU summit tomorrow
  • Negotiations stalled on fishing rights, the level playing-field and how trade disputes are to be resolved
  • Cabinet minister Michael Gove says EU will have to give ground if there is to be a breakthrough
Three-month 'grace period' will mean Brexit agri-checks won't apply to foods sent to NI supermarkets
# What's In Store
# What's In Store

Three-month 'grace period' will mean Brexit agri-checks won't apply to foods sent to NI supermarkets

Dec 9th 2020, 4:04 PM 9,663 Views 5 Comments

Yes, this is basically another Brexit extension.

# brexit - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Irish Amazon customers to incur costs for refunds after Brexit
# Ringing Up
# Ringing Up

Irish Amazon customers to incur costs for refunds after Brexit

Dec 8th 2020, 8:56 PM 57,613 Views 114 Comments

Amazon will pay the cost of returns for faulty items, but the cost of returning any other products will be incurred by the buyer.

Beef and mushrooms to be worst hit as all agriculture sectors will be 'seriously affected' by Brexit
# Stark Warning
# Stark Warning

Beef and mushrooms to be worst hit as all agriculture sectors will be 'seriously affected' by Brexit

Dec 8th 2020, 8:10 PM 15,308 Views 5 Comments

Irish Farmers Association president Tim Cullinan issued the stark warning at an Oireachtas committee hearing today.

Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 30,817 Views 48 Comments
  • British PM and Ursula von der Leyen will meet ahead of an EU summit on Thursday
  • UK and EU agree deal 'in principle' to manage post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland
  • Differences between the sides remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance
UK and EU agree deal 'in principle' to manage post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU agree deal 'in principle' to manage post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland

Dec 8th 2020, 1:46 PM 11,938 Views 11 Comments

It follows a meeting between Micheal Gove and Maros Sefcovic yesterday.

# brexit - Monday 7 December, 2020

Over 1.6 million to get Christmas Bonus this week, as those receiving Covid PUP drops slightly
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Over 1.6 million to get Christmas Bonus this week, as those receiving Covid PUP drops slightly

Dec 7th 2020, 9:45 PM 35,925 Views 56 Comments

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be available until March of next year.

Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'
# End Game
# End Game

Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'

Updated Dec 7th 2020, 6:53 PM 41,893 Views 48 Comments
  • 'Significant differences' remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said new problems on fisheries had arisen
  • The House of Commons votes to reject Lords' amendments to Internal Market Bill, but UK government agrees to 'deactivate' contentious clauses if there is a trade deal
Trucks can be parked at Dublin Airport longterm carpark if Brexit traffic at Dublin Port overflows
# A Brexit Jam
# A Brexit Jam

Trucks can be parked at Dublin Airport longterm carpark if Brexit traffic at Dublin Port overflows

Updated Dec 7th 2020, 6:13 PM 22,698 Views 22 Comments

No matter what happens in the ongoing Brexit talks, there’ll be major changes in how Ireland does business with the UK in 2021.

Poll: Are you worried about a no-deal Brexit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about a no-deal Brexit?

Dec 7th 2020, 9:09 AM 35,861 Views 83 Comments

The trade talks are entering their final days.

# brexit - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Explainer: Is this the final throw of the dice before a post-Brexit deal is struck?
# Brexplainer
# Brexplainer

Explainer: Is this the final throw of the dice before a post-Brexit deal is struck?

Dec 6th 2020, 3:13 PM 22,796 Views 17 Comments

Why have things flared up this weekend, and are we actually close to an EU-UK trade deal?

'This is the final throw of the dice': Talks on post-Brexit trade deal resume in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

'This is the final throw of the dice': Talks on post-Brexit trade deal resume in Brussels

Updated Dec 6th 2020, 1:22 PM 12,862 Views 25 Comments

Lord Frost and Michel Barnier are attempting to resolve the remaining issues.

'At-risk' threshold could make importing goods to Northern Ireland problematic, deal or no deal
# Maize
# Maize

'At-risk' threshold could make importing goods to Northern Ireland problematic, deal or no deal

Dec 6th 2020, 7:25 AM 10,626 Views 6 Comments

“We fall between two stools,” Declan Billington of Northern Ireland’s Food & Drink Association said.

Gouda news: 'Brexit-proof' cheese factory in Kilkenny will cater for European tastes
# Post Brexit Problems
# Post Brexit Problems

Gouda news: 'Brexit-proof' cheese factory in Kilkenny will cater for European tastes

Dec 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 24,792 Views 28 Comments

But environmental concerns about the factory have stalled plans for its opening.