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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Britain

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# Brexit
EU leaders back deal that would see North rejoin EU in event of Irish unity
The EU 27 leaders unanimously backed a tough Brexit strategy today.
# Willesden
Woman in serious condition after being shot by British anti-terror police
Six people have been arrested.
# the irish post
Government approves selling parts of Irish TV to Irish diaspora newspaper
The exact amount of the sale isn’t known.
# St Patrick's Day
Jeremy Corbyn vows to introduce four new public holidays in UK
The Labour leader has an uphill battle to beat Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party in June’s snap election.
# British Aran Wool
A gift shop in the UK is selling 'British' Aran jumpers
This is the future that Brexit wants.
# shots fired
Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'
Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.
Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.
# Belfast
Former British soldiers rally against prosecution of retired officers for Troubles-related killings
The veteran’s protest is against what it alleges is a “legal witch hunt” against former soldiers who served during the Troubles.
# Reckless Abandon
Welsh MP who left the Tories for UKIP leaves UKIP for the Tories
Mark Reckless said he was leaving as it was “job done” for the party.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?
Theresa May triggered Article 50 on Wednesday.
# return to sender
Explainer: Britain has triggered Article 50 - but is it reversible?
It depends who you ask – but here’s what the experts think…
Passport Office costs rise by €4.3m following Brexit vote
Almost 65,000 people in Britain applied for an Irish passport last year, a 42% jump.
# Wish list
Here's what the European Union will ask for during Brexit talks
We have a good idea of what Britain wants – so what will the EU be asking for?
# family speaks out
Mother of London terror attacker says she has shed 'many tears' for victims
Janet Ajao said she didn’t condone her son’s behaviour.
# elephant in the room
Juncker calls Brexit 'a tragedy' as he says UK's final bill will be around €58 billion
The EU Commission President said that Article 50 negotiations with the UK will be “frank and fair”.
# Terror Attack
Islamic State claims responsibility for the Westminster attack
Britain will not raise its terror threat level after the attack.
# bring it on
Queen Elizabeth has given the go-ahead on Brexit with royal stamp of approval
Theresa May’s planned timeline to trigger Article 50 by the end of the month looks on course.
# The Long Goodbye
One step closer: Theresa May gets green light to start Brexit process
The UK Prime Minister has said she will trigger Article 50 by the end of March.
# Oh no you didn't
A writer for the London Times has questioned Ireland's 'tenuous claim to nationhood'
The column also said that republicanism was “rooted in romanticism and myth and hatred”.
# put their foot down
'Outdated and sexist': MPs tell employers to stop making women wear high-heels
An online petition to prevent employers forcing female employees to wear high-heels got 150,000 signatures.
# Chancer
Ever lied on your CV? This NHS executive on £100k a year said he had two PhDs (he hadn't)
Jon Andrewes was sentenced to two years in jail at Exeter Crown Court today.
# sousse beach
UK judge blasts 'shambolic' and 'cowardly' Tunisian police at terror attack inquest
Three Irish citizens were among the 38 people killed in the 2015 terror attack at Sousse beach resort.
Fed-up Asian companies are eyeing Irish relocation because of Brexit
The latest Morgan McKinley employment monitor also suggests the city brain drain is coming to a halt.
# brexodus
British businesses struggling to fill jobs as EU migrants stay away
Job vacancies in the UK economy remain well above historical average levels.
# trump dumped
Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says
Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said his resolve had hardened since the introduction of Trump’s infamous travel ban.
# failed coup
Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey
The British Prime Minister is seeking to boost trade with the country post-Brexit.
# article 50
UK Supreme Court rules Brexit must be approved by Parliament
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.
# nutrition
British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating
The 22-year-old diver told us about his new book ‘Tom’s Daily Plan’.
# hair raising stuff
After months of non-answers, it's looking like we really are heading for a 'hard' Brexit
A number of UK newspapers this morning report that Theresa May will be calling for a hard Brexit in a landmark speech this Tuesday.
# brexit wounds
HSBC chairman says jobs will move to 'France, Ireland or Holland' because of Brexit
The bank is worried about the loss of passporting rights.
# Neighbours
Phil Hogan says Brexit means it's time to 'cut our ties' with Britain
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.
# Heavy lies the crown
'Bloody hell Your Majesty, I nearly shot you' - Britain's queen was almost killed by her guardsman
“Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me,” Elizabeth II is reported to have told the guardsman.
# War games
'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986
A number of incidents involving Irish trawlers and foreign submarines were reported in 1986.
# transition
4 Irish-based players who made the move to Britain in 2016 and others who could follow in 2017
Daryl Horgan and other footballers who made the switch across the water this year.
# England
Father charged with murdering six-month-old daughter on Christmas Day
The baby girl, Aya Parker, died at Britton Gardens in Kingswood.
Theresa May is coming to Ireland next month
Enda Kenny is expected to hold a meeting about Brexit with the UK Prime Minister in Dublin.
# icrc
Over 30 years on from the Falklands War, Britain has allowed Argentina to exhume its dead
The 1982 war killed a total of 649 Argentine soldiers, 255 British soldiers and three islanders.
# Border poll
We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said
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.
# Fertility
The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year
The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.
# cyberattacks
MP says Russian hackers probably influenced Brexit vote
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said there is no evidence of this.