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#Brexit

# brexit - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK

The male patient suffered hallucinations and delusions shortly after the results of the Brexit referendum in June 2016.

Explainer: Another day, another set of backstop proposals - but what do they mean?

Boris Johnson said the UK’s proposals were “good and creative”, “very constructive and far-reaching”.

# brexit - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Customs cars at border labelled 'ominous' as fears grow of no-deal Brexit

Border Communities Against Brexit posted photos of new Revenue customs cars in Dundalk.

Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers

The Taoiseach’s comments come after reports that the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop is a series of customs posts.

Boris Johnson promises ‘good solution’ to Irish border in formal Brexit plan

Johnson’s comments follow the fall-out from the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop with a series of customs posts.

'Northern Ireland and Ireland deserve better': Coveney rejects UK proposals for border customs posts

The Tánaiste described the so-called “non-paper” as a “non-starter”.

# brexit - Monday 30 September, 2019

DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal

Arlene Foster has insisted there remains a chance of reaching a deal before 31 October.

# brexit - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Boris Johnson says he won't resign to avoid delaying Brexit as Tory conference kicks off

Speaking to the BBC, Johnson also defended his recent parliamentary language.

Why Brexiteers see the backstop as a 'non-story', 'irrelevant' and an EU trick

The Irish government’s refusal to outline what a hard border would look like in a no-deal Brexit has caused confusion among Brexiteers.

# brexit - Saturday 28 September, 2019

The most crucial things said this week after another historic Brexit twist

From transforming prorogation into a black sheet of paper, to eagles picking out livers – there were some wild things said this week.

Labour's priority is to prevent no-deal Brexit before seeking general election, Corbyn says

Corbyn told reporters today he stood ready to lead an interim government if Johnson was forced from No 10.

The UK is in 'uncharted constitutional waters' yet again - so what are the prospects for a written constitution?

Boris Johnson’s attempt to prorogue parliament shows the need for a written constitution, some argue.

# brexit - Friday 27 September, 2019

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit

Ed Sibley said overall the Irish financial system is resilient enough to withstand a hard Brexit.

'We are enjoying this': Johnson's advisor Cummings says current Brexit chaos is 'walk in the park'

Dominic Cummings said yesterday that it’s “not surprising” members of the public are angry with politicians.

# brexit - Thursday 26 September, 2019

John Major accuses Boris Johnson of 'wilfully' destroying prospects of Brexit agreement

The former prime minister said Johnson was whipping up “fear and anger” for electoral purposes.

Boris Johnson stands firm and ignores appeals to apologise over Jo Cox comments

There have been calls from UK parliamentarians on all sides to tackle a “toxic” political culture.

No-deal Brexit could push Ireland into recession, ESRI warns

The ESRI has recommended a supplementary Budget in the new year if there’s a hard Brexit.

Revenue needs to put in place another 81 staff ahead of 31 October Brexit date

Minister Paschal Donohoe has said 519 of the planned 600 new staff had been put in place so far.

# brexit - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Boris Johnson criticised for using name of murdered MP Jo Cox to sell Brexit Language This post contains videos

Boris Johnson criticised for using name of murdered MP Jo Cox to sell Brexit

Several MPs had said Johnson should moderate his language in memory of Cox.

A bullish Boris Johnson refuses to apologise and again says the Supreme Court 'was wrong' Westminster Showdown This post contains videos

A bullish Boris Johnson refuses to apologise and again says the Supreme Court 'was wrong'

Johnson was speaking after the Supreme Court said he had acted unlawfully.

As it happened: Angry exchanges in Commons as Attorney General declares 'parliament is dead'

“The time is coming when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas,” Attorney General geoffrey Cox told MPs.

'Lunney attack was the last straw': Martin says cross-border agency needed to root the 'evil out of the border region'

Martin said the people living along the border have had enough.

No-deal Brexit fears: Health chiefs say enough medicines stockpiled to last till New Year

The HPRA will state that no major supply concerns have been identified to date.

# brexit - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Taoiseach tells Boris Johnson there is still a 'very wide gap' between UK and EU on Brexit deal

Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson in New York today.

Director John Crowley on making The Goldfinch: 'If you love the book you’re going to want to do the right thing by it'

The Irish director talks to us about the reaction to his new film, what drew him to adapting the book, and his thoughts on Brexit.

Column: Britain doesn't have a written constitution. Today isn't the first time that that's led to major problems

Another constitutional crisis took place in Britain over 100 years ago.

As it happened: Boris Johnson under pressure to resign as Supreme Court rules prorogation was illegal

The ruling was the worst possible outcome for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson 'strongly disagrees' with Supreme Court ruling but parliament set to return tomorrow

Johnson said his hope to get a Brexit deal isn’t “made much easier by this kind of stuff in parliament or in the courts”.

UK Supreme Court rules that Boris Johnson's prorogation is 'unlawful, void and had no effect'

The decision is a major defeat for Boris Johnson’s government.

UK Supreme Court ruling on legality of Boris Johnson suspending parliament due today

The Prime Minister has insisted that proroguing parliament was a routine thing to do.

# brexit - Monday 23 September, 2019

Amid farcical scenes, Labour will campaign for another Brexit referendum but won't pick a side

The party chose not to push for Remain as their general election position.

Ireland's corporation tax revenue may not prove 'sustainable', warn Central Bank economists

Brexit and lower corporation tax receipts could leave Ireland uniquely vulnerable.

Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant'

Richard Tice, an MEP for the East of England, also explained trade across the Northern Irish border by comparing it to a jar of Smarties.

# brexit - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

Growth in house prices slows to just 0.1% - but unclear if supply or Brexit is the cause

The average cost of a house nationwide in the third quarter of this year was €257,000.

# brexit - Saturday 21 September, 2019

At the Brexit Party's Wales rally, Nigel Farage targets Labour and the backstop - but thinks Juncker is rather fun

In what was an electoral stronghold for the Labour Party, Nigel Farage’s Brexit movement is gathering momentum.

# brexit - Friday 20 September, 2019

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier

Barclay and Barnier discussed three papers submitted by London with ideas on replacing the so-called ‘backstop’.

# brexit - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if ‘all objectives are met’ by UK

Juncker said he had a “rather positive” meeting with Johnson in Luxembourg on Monday.

Hilary Benn on granting a Brexit extension: Will the EU push the UK over a cliff edge?

Labour MP Benn is in Dublin today to meet with Simon Coveney, Drew Harris and others about Brexit progress.