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# brussels - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

# brussels - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks

Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.

# brussels - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion

EU leaders met today in Brussels for a two-day summit.

# brussels - Friday 9 October, 2020

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal

No 10 says there have been ‘useful discussions’ but that differences remain on some ‘important issues’.

# brussels - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

# brussels - Sunday 6 September, 2020

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU

David Frost was speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

# brussels - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

# brussels - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

# brussels - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels

Officials from the EU and UK sides will enter into detailed haggling today and tomorrow.

# brussels - Monday 20 July, 2020

'Frugals' holding out as EU leaders fail to agree on €750 billion rescue package after late-night talks

The leaders are gathering briefly this morning after spending the night negotiating in smaller groups.

# brussels - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

# brussels - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher apologises for not self-isolating when returning for election of Taoiseach

Kelleher said it was “an error of judgement” to attend the Dáil sitting in the Convention Centre.

# brussels - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

North-south split opens up as EU finance ministers fail to agree coranvirus bailout plan

Italy and Spain are insisting on a solidarity fund but this is being resisted by Germany.

# brussels - Friday 21 February, 2020

'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement

Leo Varadkar had said that the budget proposal as it stood was “not something [Ireland] can accept”.

# brussels - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Irish 'cold-storage' MEPs Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews have taken their seats

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews has given his first address to parliament after what he called “a tough week” for his party.

# brussels - Friday 18 October, 2019

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.

# brussels - Thursday 17 October, 2019

As it happened: Focus turns to House of Commons after last-minute Brexit deal endorsed by EU leaders

The EU27 leaders have backed the revised deal – but the DUP is still saying ‘no’.

# brussels - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

# brussels - Friday 11 October, 2019

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

# brussels - Friday 27 September, 2019

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

# brussels - Friday 6 September, 2019

Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m

The man was found with €500,000 in cash at Dublin Airport in 2015.

# brussels - Sunday 7 July, 2019

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

# brussels - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

# brussels - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

# brussels - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'

Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that.

# brussels - Friday 22 March, 2019

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

# brussels - Thursday 7 February, 2019

It's now only 50 days to Brexit and Theresa May is in Brussels again looking for a new deal

EU leaders have said the agreed deal will not be renegotiated.

# brussels - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

From The42 ‘We didn’t want to play... We weren’t really given a choice’ Tragedy

‘We didn’t want to play... We weren’t really given a choice’

The Liverpool players were numb and bewildered as they sat on the coach taking them away from Heysel Stadium

# brussels - Monday 17 December, 2018

The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today

The bus was spotted driving through the city centre and stopped off at the Guinness brewery on its way up north to Belfast.

# brussels - Friday 14 December, 2018

Theresa May to hold more talks with EU leaders as prime minister looks to save Brexit deal

May was in Brussels hoped to get some reassurances

# brussels - Friday 7 December, 2018

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

# brussels - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

# brussels - Sunday 2 December, 2018

How I Spend My Money: A Tipperary man in Brussels on €30,000 who wants to move back to Ireland

He moved over with his fiancée a few years ago and works in an EU institution.

# brussels - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Brexit goes down to wire as May to head back to Brussels on eve of signing summit

May said she would return to Brussels for more talks on the eve of a planned signing summit.

# brussels - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Police officer stabbed in Brussels knife attack

Fellow police officers retaliated by firing shots at the attacker who was subdued.

# brussels - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Theresa May: 'A change of leadership isn't going to make negotiations any easier' Keep Calm And Carry On This post contains videos

Theresa May: 'A change of leadership isn't going to make negotiations any easier'

The UK Prime Minister said it was a ‘critical’ week for negotiations.

# brussels - Friday 9 November, 2018

'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea

In a letter leaked to the media, Theresa May suggested a proposal to have a Northern Ireland specific backstop.

# brussels - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change

There was disappointment from EU leaders in Brussels today that the UK didn’t put forward any new proposals.

# brussels - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.

# brussels - Friday 13 July, 2018

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU

The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly unsteady on his feet at the NATO summit dinner on Wednesday night.

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