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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Britain

All time
# Negotiations
European Commission chief Donald Tusk to meet Varadkar in Brexit crunch talks today
The UK wants to progress negotiations to the next stage but the EU isn’t satisfied.
# Irish EU commissioner
Britain 'very close' to sealing a Brexit deal, says Phil Hogan
The Guardian is reporting tonight that a solution to the Irish border is close, though the final wording has yet to be thrashed out.
# settling the bill
Britain will pay at least €45 billion to leave the EU - reports
The Telegraph and the Financial Times have reported that UK and EU negotiating teams have agreed on a figure.
# Birmingham
British father who killed his children jailed for at least 33 years
He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife – the children’s mother.
# brexit battles
Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill
An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.
# health problems
'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has undergone tests for breast cancer as her emotional state worsens, her husband has said.
# Priti Patel
Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel
Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.
# Brexit
EU negotiator hits out at Boris Johnson for saying some young Britons have 'split allegiances'
Guy Verhofstadt told the Dáil that the EU will not allow Ireland to suffer because of Brexit.
# boris is boris
Boris Johnson denies he's planning to quit over Brexit row
Johnson has played down rumours of infighting in the Tory party, after a colleague accused him of “backseat driving”.
# warning
Britain downgrades terror threat from 'imminent' to 'highly likely'
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday’s explosion.
# still welcome
Theresa May says Trump visit still on despite his terror tweets
May had publicly rebuked Trump for his comments.
# good to know
'Solving' the Irish border is 'not beyond the wit of man' says Boris Johnson
The UK Foreign Secretary was speaking during a visit to UK troops in Estonia.
# National Action
British soldiers arrested over alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi group
The men were arrested “on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism”.
# Tying the knot
WATCH: Restored footage of Charles and Diana's wedding released
Footage from the 29 July 1981 wedding has been released in 4K resolution on YouTube.
# European Court of Justice
UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit
The British government wants to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.
# Brexit
Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans
The Taoiseach also shared his thoughts on Donald Trump.
# England
'Upsetting and shocking': Teen girl sexually assaulted twice on a train by two different men
The girl had been travelling on a train back from the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall on 12 August.
# no hard borders
Simon Coveney: 'Ireland will not be a pawn in Brexit negotiations'
The UK government said it wanted to maintain a “seamless and frictionless” border between the two countries.
# constructive ambiguity
EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'
Britain wants “a highly streamlined customs arrangement” with the EU.
# Holidays
More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away
Tourism Ireland said the decline in sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors.
# putney
London police release footage of jogger pushing woman into path of bus
The bus swerved to avoid the victim, who sustained minor injuries.
UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war
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.
# looming deadline
Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North
The Sinn Féin leader doesn’t expect a power-sharing deal to be reached in Northern Ireland by tomorrow.
# calais
Frenchwoman on trial for helping migrant lover smuggle into Britain
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.
# Paper Talk
'Handshake of shame' - British papers react to £1 billion DUP-Tory deal
Talks on reforming a Northern Executive continue today.
# the Monarchy
Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family
In an interview with the Mail on Sunday he said being in the army was the best escape he’s ever had.
# fifty shades of brexit
What's a 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and which one are we likely to get?
It’s been a year since the UK voted ‘Leave’ – so do we know yet what that means exactly?
# citizen brexit
May says EU citizens living in the UK can stay - but without Brussels' oversight
The British Prime Minister called it a “fair and serious” offer.
# tourists are coming
Game of Thrones helped Ireland reach over one million US visitors last year
The vast majority of our tourists still come from Britain.
# when leo met theresa
Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland
The new Taoiseach will meet Theresa May at Downing Street today.
UK seeks deal 'like no other in history' as Brexit talks kick off
It’s been almost a year since the shock referendum result.
# Hung Parliament
Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election
The British pound saw its biggest daily fall since January.
# London
Spanish man who used skateboard to try to defend woman from London attacker confirmed dead
The Spanish national was one of eight people killed in the incident.
# Your Say
Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?
The Labour party is catching up with the Conservatives in the polls.
# Brexit
May accused of 'broken promises', but defends 'having the balls to call election'
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, was criticised over his “letter to Santa Claus” – also known as his party’s spending manifesto.
# Royal Family
Man uses 'strange' loophole to get invite to Buckingham Palace garden party
Good news if you’re from New Zealand and would like to meet Queen Elizabeth.
# Opinion
Player ratings: how the Irish footballers in Britain fared this season
A review of how the Boys in Green have got on domestically since the start of the campaign.
# Brits Out
New poll reveals Britain wants to leave the Eurovision Song Contest
We’ll never get 12 points again…
# be grand
Theresa May dismisses rumours Brexit meeting with EU chief went badly as "Brussels gossip"
Rumours abound that Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker is deeply pessimistic regarding May’s alleged hardline attitude towards Brexit talks.
# United Ireland
Here are the things that must happen before and after a united Ireland becomes a reality
The first report in the history of State to outline a road map for reunification throws up a number of ideas.