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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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels
Officials from the EU and UK sides will enter into detailed haggling today and tomorrow.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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”.
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.
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”.
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’.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police officer stabbed in Brussels knife attack
Fellow police officers retaliated by firing shots at the attacker who was subdued.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Merkel warns that migration 'could decide Europe's destiny'
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the warning hours before a Brussels summit with other EU leaders.
'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma
Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.