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# britain - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Passport Office costs rise by €4.3m following Brexit vote
# LEAVING THE EU
# LEAVING THE EU

Passport Office costs rise by €4.3m following Brexit vote

Apr 1st 2017, 6:30 AM 14,791 Views 25 Comments

Almost 65,000 people in Britain applied for an Irish passport last year, a 42% jump.

# britain - Friday 31 March, 2017

Here's what the European Union will ask for during Brexit talks
# Wish List
# Wish List

Here's what the European Union will ask for during Brexit talks

Mar 31st 2017, 6:41 PM 18,459 Views 41 Comments

We have a good idea of what Britain wants – so what will the EU be asking for?

# britain - Monday 27 March, 2017

Mother of London terror attacker says she has shed 'many tears' for victims
# Family Speaks Out
# Family Speaks Out

Mother of London terror attacker says she has shed 'many tears' for victims

Mar 27th 2017, 6:59 PM 13,095 Views 13 Comments

Janet Ajao said she didn’t condone her son’s behaviour.

# britain - Friday 24 March, 2017

Juncker calls Brexit 'a tragedy' as he says UK's final bill will be around €58 billion
# Elephant In The Room
# Elephant In The Room

Juncker calls Brexit 'a tragedy' as he says UK's final bill will be around €58 billion

Mar 24th 2017, 1:57 PM 18,001 Views 58 Comments

The EU Commission President said that Article 50 negotiations with the UK will be “frank and fair”.

# britain - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Islamic State claims responsibility for the Westminster attack
# Terror Attack
# Terror Attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for the Westminster attack

Mar 23rd 2017, 12:35 PM 39,148 Views 85 Comments

Britain will not raise its terror threat level after the attack.

# britain - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Queen Elizabeth has given the go-ahead on Brexit with royal stamp of approval
# Bring It On
# Bring It On

Queen Elizabeth has given the go-ahead on Brexit with royal stamp of approval

Mar 16th 2017, 12:52 PM 10,964 Views 58 Comments

Theresa May’s planned timeline to trigger Article 50 by the end of the month looks on course.

# britain - Monday 13 March, 2017

One step closer: Theresa May gets green light to start Brexit process
# The Long Goodbye
# The Long Goodbye

One step closer: Theresa May gets green light to start Brexit process

Mar 13th 2017, 10:48 PM 10,410 Views 77 Comments

The UK Prime Minister has said she will trigger Article 50 by the end of March.

# britain - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

A writer for the London Times has questioned Ireland's 'tenuous claim to nationhood'
# Oh No You Didn't
# Oh No You Didn't

A writer for the London Times has questioned Ireland's 'tenuous claim to nationhood'

Mar 7th 2017, 10:43 AM 68,918 Views 176 Comments

The column also said that republicanism was “rooted in romanticism and myth and hatred”.

# britain - Monday 6 March, 2017

'Outdated and sexist': MPs tell employers to stop making women wear high-heels
# Put Their Foot Down
# Put Their Foot Down

'Outdated and sexist': MPs tell employers to stop making women wear high-heels

Mar 6th 2017, 10:46 PM 14,747 Views 32 Comments

An online petition to prevent employers forcing female employees to wear high-heels got 150,000 signatures.

Ever lied on your CV? This NHS executive on £100k a year said he had two PhDs (he hadn't)
# Chancer
# Chancer

Ever lied on your CV? This NHS executive on £100k a year said he had two PhDs (he hadn't)

Mar 6th 2017, 6:25 PM 27,532 Views 51 Comments

Jon Andrewes was sentenced to two years in jail at Exeter Crown Court today.

# britain - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

UK judge blasts 'shambolic' and 'cowardly' Tunisian police at terror attack inquest
# Sousse Beach
# Sousse Beach

UK judge blasts 'shambolic' and 'cowardly' Tunisian police at terror attack inquest

Feb 28th 2017, 1:18 PM 15,711 Views 23 Comments

Three Irish citizens were among the 38 people killed in the 2015 terror attack at Sousse beach resort.

# britain - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Fed-up Asian companies are eyeing Irish relocation because of Brexit

Fed-up Asian companies are eyeing Irish relocation because of Brexit

Feb 15th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,621 Views 13 Comments

The latest Morgan McKinley employment monitor also suggests the city brain drain is coming to a halt.

# britain - Monday 13 February, 2017

British businesses struggling to fill jobs as EU migrants stay away
# Brexodus
# Brexodus

British businesses struggling to fill jobs as EU migrants stay away

Feb 13th 2017, 11:48 AM 15,449 Views 71 Comments

Job vacancies in the UK economy remain well above historical average levels.

# britain - Monday 6 February, 2017

Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says
# Trump Dumped
# Trump Dumped

Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says

Feb 6th 2017, 6:44 PM 15,752 Views 38 Comments

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said his resolve had hardened since the introduction of Trump’s infamous travel ban.

# britain - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey
# Failed Coup
# Failed Coup

Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey

Jan 28th 2017, 3:21 PM 22,706 Views 83 Comments

The British Prime Minister is seeking to boost trade with the country post-Brexit.

# britain - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

UK Supreme Court rules Brexit must be approved by Parliament
# Article 50
# Article 50

UK Supreme Court rules Brexit must be approved by Parliament

Jan 24th 2017, 9:41 AM 20,618 Views 91 Comments

The UK Supreme Court had been expected to back up the High Court’s previous decision that Parliament must vote on whether or not to invoke Article 50.

# britain - Sunday 22 January, 2017

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating
# Nutrition
From The42
# Nutrition

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating

Jan 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 5,731 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old diver told us about his new book ‘Tom’s Daily Plan’.

# britain - Sunday 15 January, 2017

After months of non-answers, it's looking like we really are heading for a 'hard' Brexit
# Hair Raising Stuff
# Hair Raising Stuff

After months of non-answers, it's looking like we really are heading for a 'hard' Brexit

Jan 15th 2017, 7:51 AM 28,779 Views 144 Comments

A number of UK newspapers this morning report that Theresa May will be calling for a hard Brexit in a landmark speech this Tuesday.

# britain - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

HSBC chairman says jobs will move to 'France, Ireland or Holland' because of Brexit
# Brexit Wounds
# Brexit Wounds

HSBC chairman says jobs will move to 'France, Ireland or Holland' because of Brexit

Jan 10th 2017, 1:27 PM 17,531 Views 54 Comments

The bank is worried about the loss of passporting rights.

# britain - Monday 9 January, 2017

Phil Hogan says Brexit means it's time to 'cut our ties' with Britain
# Neighbours
# Neighbours

Phil Hogan says Brexit means it's time to 'cut our ties' with Britain

Jan 9th 2017, 8:04 AM 23,656 Views 196 Comments

Hogan says that while the UK has always been a “sympathetic ally” at EU level, it is time for Ireland to stand alone and make its own relationships.

# britain - Friday 6 January, 2017

'Bloody hell Your Majesty, I nearly shot you' - Britain's queen was almost killed by her guardsman
# Heavy Lies The Crown
# Heavy Lies The Crown

'Bloody hell Your Majesty, I nearly shot you' - Britain's queen was almost killed by her guardsman

Jan 6th 2017, 1:09 PM 55,140 Views 66 Comments

“Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me,” Elizabeth II is reported to have told the guardsman.

# britain - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986
# War Games
# War Games

'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986

Dec 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 15,656 Views 4 Comments

A number of incidents involving Irish trawlers and foreign submarines were reported in 1986.

# britain - Thursday 29 December, 2016

4 Irish-based players who made the move to Britain in 2016 and others who could follow in 2017
# Transition
From The42
# Transition

4 Irish-based players who made the move to Britain in 2016 and others who could follow in 2017

Dec 29th 2016, 8:52 PM 9,512 Views 1 Comment

Daryl Horgan and other footballers who made the switch across the water this year.

Father charged with murdering six-month-old daughter on Christmas Day
# England
# England

Father charged with murdering six-month-old daughter on Christmas Day

Dec 29th 2016, 2:45 PM 22,785 Views 0 Comments

The baby girl, Aya Parker, died at Britton Gardens in Kingswood.

# britain - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Theresa May is coming to Ireland next month
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

Theresa May is coming to Ireland next month

Dec 21st 2016, 6:02 PM 13,466 Views 48 Comments

Enda Kenny is expected to hold a meeting about Brexit with the UK Prime Minister in Dublin.

Over 30 years on from the Falklands War, Britain has allowed Argentina to exhume its dead
# Icrc
# Icrc

Over 30 years on from the Falklands War, Britain has allowed Argentina to exhume its dead

Dec 21st 2016, 2:29 PM 12,340 Views 55 Comments

The 1982 war killed a total of 649 Argentine soldiers, 255 British soldiers and three islanders.

# britain - Saturday 17 December, 2016

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said

Dec 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 68,243 Views 143 Comments

Some think the time is right, economically and politically – particularly after the Brexit vote. Others aren’t sure, saying it would only serve to heighten sectarian tensions.

# britain - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year
# Fertility
# Fertility

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year

Dec 15th 2016, 9:27 PM 10,296 Views 48 Comments

The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.

# britain - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

MP says Russian hackers probably influenced Brexit vote
# Cyberattacks
# Cyberattacks

MP says Russian hackers probably influenced Brexit vote

Dec 13th 2016, 9:53 PM 12,426 Views 69 Comments

A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said there is no evidence of this.

# britain - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'It's about time they got their fingers out' - England's former industrial towns anxious to leave EU
# Time To Go
# Time To Go

'It's about time they got their fingers out' - England's former industrial towns anxious to leave EU

Dec 11th 2016, 12:30 PM 13,649 Views 87 Comments

Former industrial towns in the north of England voted overwhelmingly for Brexit.

# britain - Friday 9 December, 2016

British lawyer to mount Brexit challenge in Irish High Court
# Crowdfunding
# Crowdfunding

British lawyer to mount Brexit challenge in Irish High Court

Dec 9th 2016, 10:57 PM 21,972 Views 58 Comments

He’s trying to raise €83,000 online to do it.

# britain - Monday 5 December, 2016

Boris Johnson shuts down interview when asked name of South Korea's president
# Tongue Tied
# Tongue Tied

Boris Johnson shuts down interview when asked name of South Korea's president

Dec 5th 2016, 8:20 AM 25,912 Views 23 Comments

Instead of answering the Sky News presenter’s questions, he invited him to go to the pub.

# britain - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:10 AM 9,616 Views 12 Comments

Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.

# britain - Monday 28 November, 2016

Sinn Féin says it won't cost as much as people think to bring about a united Ireland
# Irish Unity
# Irish Unity

Sinn Féin says it won't cost as much as people think to bring about a united Ireland

Nov 28th 2016, 11:34 AM 18,566 Views 176 Comments

A discussion document launched by the party today said the issue of of affordability has been subject to “wild speculation”.

# britain - Monday 21 November, 2016

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country
# FDI
# FDI

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country

Nov 21st 2016, 3:14 PM 19,749 Views 98 Comments

Significant cuts to UK and US corpoate taxes are seen as direct threats to Ireland’s industrial strategy.

# britain - Friday 18 November, 2016

# britain - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

British Royal Family asks media to leave Prince Harry's girlfriend alone
# Meghan Markle
# Meghan Markle

British Royal Family asks media to leave Prince Harry's girlfriend alone

Nov 8th 2016, 10:37 AM 57,020 Views 92 Comments

“This is not a game – it is her life and his.”

# britain - Thursday 3 November, 2016

High Court says UK parliament must have vote on starting Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

High Court says UK parliament must have vote on starting Brexit

Nov 3rd 2016, 9:56 AM 20,331 Views 160 Comments

The landmark constitutional decision could delay Britain’s exit from the EU.

# britain - Thursday 27 October, 2016

"The situation for children in Calais is the worst it's ever been"
# The Jungle
# The Jungle

"The situation for children in Calais is the worst it's ever been"

Oct 27th 2016, 2:59 PM 11,383 Views 39 Comments

1,500 children are being housed in shipping containers following the destruction of “The Jungle” migrant camp. Others are sleeping in the remains of the destroyed camp.

# britain - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Martin says pro-Brexit ministers in UK are 'making it up as they go along'
# Britain
# Britain

Martin says pro-Brexit ministers in UK are 'making it up as they go along'

Oct 23rd 2016, 1:43 PM 15,804 Views 134 Comments

In a damning speech today, he said the anti-EU campaign “deployed lies and anti-foreigner rhetoric” to secure the result.