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# 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 28,589 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 35,400 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 23,601 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 42,188 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 9,664 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 57,747 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 15,309 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 30,821 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 11,940 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 35,939 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 41,897 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 22,704 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 35,863 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 22,801 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 10,631 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 24,816 Views 28 Comments

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

# brexit - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Brexit negotiations to seek resolution as 'serious differences' remain
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Brexit negotiations to seek resolution as 'serious differences' remain

Dec 5th 2020, 6:18 PM 16,214 Views 21 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson will speak again on Monday to assess the situation.

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal

Dec 5th 2020, 7:20 AM 12,692 Views 20 Comments

Negotiators from both sides said conditions for an agreement had still not been met.

# brexit - Friday 4 December, 2020

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football

Dec 4th 2020, 10:25 PM 47,120 Views 34 Comments

The days of Irish minors moving to UK clubs may be about to end.

Brexit talks paused as negotiators identify 'significant divergences' between sides
# Ticking Clock
# Ticking Clock

Brexit talks paused as negotiators identify 'significant divergences' between sides

Dec 4th 2020, 7:50 PM 22,283 Views 52 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson are now due to discuss the current situation tomorrow afternoon.

Brexit talks in 'difficult phase' as hopes of trade agreement recede
# Clock Is Ticking
# Clock Is Ticking

Brexit talks in 'difficult phase' as hopes of trade agreement recede

Updated Dec 4th 2020, 12:15 PM 19,839 Views 39 Comments

The UK claimed the EU was making fresh demands at the ’11th hour’.

FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?

Dec 4th 2020, 6:10 AM 20,417 Views 0 Comments

The head of the UK regulator who approved the Pfizer vaccine said its progress was “totally dependent” on the “rolling review” approach it took.

# brexit - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Controversial Brexit legislation set to return with trade talks on a knife edge
# Brexit
# Brexit

Controversial Brexit legislation set to return with trade talks on a knife edge

Dec 3rd 2020, 4:45 PM 11,339 Views 12 Comments

Negotiations continue to reach a UK-European Union trade deal by the end of the month.

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 1:39 PM 18,110 Views 23 Comments

Simon Coveney met European leaders in Paris today.

# brexit - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,834 Views 35 Comments

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels
# Time Is Ticking
# Time Is Ticking

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:44 PM 9,199 Views 21 Comments

Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.

# brexit - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Confusion over whether new post-Brexit transfer rules will apply to young Irish players From The42

Confusion over whether new post-Brexit transfer rules will apply to young Irish players

Dec 1st 2020, 10:51 PM 4,672 Views 2 Comments

Some English clubs have been carrying on as normal, but a senior English football source insists potentially transformative rules will apply to Ireland.

# brexit - Monday 30 November, 2020

Coveney: We've been saying it for a while but THIS is the key week in Brexit talks
# Now Or Never
# Now Or Never

Coveney: We've been saying it for a while but THIS is the key week in Brexit talks

Nov 30th 2020, 9:20 AM 9,488 Views 9 Comments

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday that there was ‘a deal to be done’.

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 12,087 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 10,112 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 39,798 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 10,031 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 64,641 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 7,721 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 5,666 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 25,400 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 22,830 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.