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# britain - Monday 1 January, 2018

UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December
# Vote 100
# Vote 100

UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December

Jan 1st 2018, 10:00 PM 25,819 Views 56 Comments

Constance Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the 1916 Rising, but her life was spared because she was a woman.

# britain - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Eamonn Holmes awarded OBE by British queen in New Year's honour list
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

Eamonn Holmes awarded OBE by British queen in New Year's honour list

Dec 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 17,702 Views 44 Comments

He was one of over 1,100 people who received recognition by the British monarch.

# britain - Friday 22 December, 2017

FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?

Dec 22nd 2017, 3:07 PM 27,610 Views 61 Comments

Today the Conservative Party said the UK’s exit from the EU gives it an opportunity to restore its national identity.

# britain - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit
# Minority
# Minority

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

Dec 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 27,785 Views 24 Comments

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

# britain - Saturday 16 December, 2017

May gets Brexit boost - but bigger battles await
# May's Day
# May's Day

May gets Brexit boost - but bigger battles await

Dec 16th 2017, 7:35 AM 6,973 Views 17 Comments

The EU’s decision yesterday to move to the next stage of negotiations with Britain was a much-needed success for May.

# britain - Friday 15 December, 2017

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead

Dec 15th 2017, 2:44 PM 6,155 Views 49 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.

# britain - Friday 8 December, 2017

DUP 'pleased' with Brexit deal but says 'more work needs to be done' on border issue
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP 'pleased' with Brexit deal but says 'more work needs to be done' on border issue

Dec 8th 2017, 10:11 AM 14,506 Views 74 Comments

A deal to avoid a hard border has been reached between the UK and EU.

# britain - Thursday 7 December, 2017

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

Dec 7th 2017, 8:18 AM 13,440 Views 57 Comments

Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.

# britain - Friday 1 December, 2017

European Commission chief Donald Tusk to meet Varadkar in Brexit crunch talks today
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

European Commission chief Donald Tusk to meet Varadkar in Brexit crunch talks today

Dec 1st 2017, 8:23 AM 7,465 Views 106 Comments

The UK wants to progress negotiations to the next stage but the EU isn’t satisfied.

# britain - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Britain 'very close' to sealing a Brexit deal, says Phil Hogan
# Irish EU Commissioner
# Irish EU Commissioner

Britain 'very close' to sealing a Brexit deal, says Phil Hogan

Nov 29th 2017, 8:27 PM 17,590 Views 57 Comments

The Guardian is reporting tonight that a solution to the Irish border is close, though the final wording has yet to be thrashed out.

# britain - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Britain will pay at least €45 billion to leave the EU - reports
# Settling The Bill
# Settling The Bill

Britain will pay at least €45 billion to leave the EU - reports

Nov 28th 2017, 10:15 PM 19,138 Views 127 Comments

The Telegraph and the Financial Times have reported that UK and EU negotiating teams have agreed on a figure.

# britain - Monday 20 November, 2017

British father who killed his children jailed for at least 33 years
# Birmingham
# Birmingham

British father who killed his children jailed for at least 33 years

Nov 20th 2017, 3:16 PM 21,668 Views 41 Comments

He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife – the children’s mother.

# britain - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill
# Brexit Battles
# Brexit Battles

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill

Nov 14th 2017, 10:15 PM 9,880 Views 14 Comments

An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.

# britain - Monday 13 November, 2017

'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran
# Health Problems
# Health Problems

'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran

Nov 13th 2017, 8:28 AM 12,729 Views 13 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has undergone tests for breast cancer as her emotional state worsens, her husband has said.

# britain - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel
# Priti Patel
# Priti Patel

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Nov 8th 2017, 12:30 PM 14,381 Views 56 Comments

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

# britain - Thursday 21 September, 2017

EU negotiator hits out at Boris Johnson for saying some young Britons have 'split allegiances'
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU negotiator hits out at Boris Johnson for saying some young Britons have 'split allegiances'

Sep 21st 2017, 1:03 PM 12,962 Views 89 Comments

Guy Verhofstadt told the Dáil that the EU will not allow Ireland to suffer because of Brexit.

# britain - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Boris Johnson denies he's planning to quit over Brexit row
# Boris Is Boris
# Boris Is Boris

Boris Johnson denies he's planning to quit over Brexit row

Sep 19th 2017, 10:55 PM 16,126 Views 50 Comments

Johnson has played down rumours of infighting in the Tory party, after a colleague accused him of “backseat driving”.

# britain - Monday 18 September, 2017

Britain downgrades terror threat from 'imminent' to 'highly likely'
# Warning
# Warning

Britain downgrades terror threat from 'imminent' to 'highly likely'

Sep 18th 2017, 7:13 AM 6,816 Views 24 Comments

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday’s explosion.

# britain - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Theresa May says Trump visit still on despite his terror tweets
# Still Welcome
# Still Welcome

Theresa May says Trump visit still on despite his terror tweets

Sep 17th 2017, 5:30 PM 11,329 Views 42 Comments

May had publicly rebuked Trump for his comments.

# britain - Friday 8 September, 2017

'Solving' the Irish border is 'not beyond the wit of man' says Boris Johnson
# Good To Know
# Good To Know

'Solving' the Irish border is 'not beyond the wit of man' says Boris Johnson

Sep 8th 2017, 8:12 PM 16,035 Views 52 Comments

The UK Foreign Secretary was speaking during a visit to UK troops in Estonia.

# britain - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

British soldiers arrested over alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi group
# National Action
# National Action

British soldiers arrested over alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi group

Sep 5th 2017, 6:06 PM 11,393 Views 59 Comments

The men were arrested “on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism”.

# britain - Friday 25 August, 2017

WATCH: Restored footage of Charles and Diana's wedding released
# Tying The Knot
# Tying The Knot

WATCH: Restored footage of Charles and Diana's wedding released

Aug 25th 2017, 2:14 PM 21,871 Views 37 Comments

Footage from the 29 July 1981 wedding has been released in 4K resolution on YouTube.

# britain - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit
# European Court Of Justice
# European Court Of Justice

UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit

Aug 23rd 2017, 9:38 AM 13,564 Views 98 Comments

The British government wants to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

# britain - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans
# Brexit
# Brexit

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans

Aug 22nd 2017, 7:43 AM 36,480 Views 125 Comments

The Taoiseach also shared his thoughts on Donald Trump.

# britain - Monday 21 August, 2017

'Upsetting and shocking': Teen girl sexually assaulted twice on a train by two different men
# England
# England

'Upsetting and shocking': Teen girl sexually assaulted twice on a train by two different men

Aug 21st 2017, 10:45 PM 57,285 Views 27 Comments

The girl had been travelling on a train back from the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall on 12 August.

# britain - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland will not be a pawn in Brexit negotiations'
# No Hard Borders
# No Hard Borders

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland will not be a pawn in Brexit negotiations'

Aug 16th 2017, 2:40 PM 31,889 Views 167 Comments

The UK government said it wanted to maintain a “seamless and frictionless” border between the two countries.

# britain - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'
# Constructive Ambiguity
# Constructive Ambiguity

EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'

Aug 15th 2017, 2:40 PM 34,413 Views 137 Comments

Britain wants “a highly streamlined customs arrangement” with the EU.

# britain - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away
# Holidays
# Holidays

More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away

Aug 9th 2017, 12:11 PM 17,230 Views 39 Comments

Tourism Ireland said the decline in sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors.

# britain - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

London police release footage of jogger pushing woman into path of bus
# Putney
# Putney

London police release footage of jogger pushing woman into path of bus

Aug 8th 2017, 7:26 AM 89,578 Views 91 Comments

The bus swerved to avoid the victim, who sustained minor injuries.

# britain - Monday 31 July, 2017

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

Jul 31st 2017, 11:56 AM 8,055 Views 37 Comments

A former Iraqi general has been trying for some time to bring a private prosecution against Blair for his role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

# britain - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North
# Looming Deadline
# Looming Deadline

Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North

Jul 2nd 2017, 2:01 PM 16,724 Views 100 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader doesn’t expect a power-sharing deal to be reached in Northern Ireland by tomorrow.

# britain - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Frenchwoman on trial for helping migrant lover smuggle into Britain
# Calais
# Calais

Frenchwoman on trial for helping migrant lover smuggle into Britain

Jun 27th 2017, 9:33 AM 11,006 Views 0 Comments

She bought a small boat for €1,000 and towed it to a beach from which he and two friends took off across the Channel.

'Handshake of shame' - British papers react to £1 billion DUP-Tory deal
# Paper Talk
# Paper Talk

'Handshake of shame' - British papers react to £1 billion DUP-Tory deal

Jun 27th 2017, 7:33 AM 39,886 Views 67 Comments

Talks on reforming a Northern Executive continue today.

# britain - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family
# The Monarchy
# The Monarchy

Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family

Jun 25th 2017, 3:16 PM 44,798 Views 53 Comments

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday he said being in the army was the best escape he’s ever had.

# britain - Friday 23 June, 2017

What's a 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and which one are we likely to get?
# Fifty Shades Of Brexit
# Fifty Shades Of Brexit

What's a 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and which one are we likely to get?

Jun 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 17,240 Views 25 Comments

It’s been a year since the UK voted ‘Leave’ – so do we know yet what that means exactly?

# britain - Thursday 22 June, 2017

May says EU citizens living in the UK can stay - but without Brussels' oversight
# Citizen Brexit
# Citizen Brexit

May says EU citizens living in the UK can stay - but without Brussels' oversight

Jun 22nd 2017, 9:44 PM 17,696 Views 23 Comments

The British Prime Minister called it a “fair and serious” offer.

Game of Thrones helped Ireland reach over one million US visitors last year
# Tourists Are Coming
# Tourists Are Coming

Game of Thrones helped Ireland reach over one million US visitors last year

Jun 22nd 2017, 8:23 AM 13,897 Views 11 Comments

The vast majority of our tourists still come from Britain.

# britain - Monday 19 June, 2017

Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland
# When Leo Met Theresa
# When Leo Met Theresa

Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland

Jun 19th 2017, 11:00 AM 12,924 Views 64 Comments

The new Taoiseach will meet Theresa May at Downing Street today.

UK seeks deal 'like no other in history' as Brexit talks kick off
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

UK seeks deal 'like no other in history' as Brexit talks kick off

Jun 19th 2017, 7:46 AM 17,112 Views 68 Comments

It’s been almost a year since the shock referendum result.

# britain - Friday 9 June, 2017

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election
# Hung Parliament
# Hung Parliament

Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election

Jun 9th 2017, 7:26 AM 33,531 Views 26 Comments

The British pound saw its biggest daily fall since January.