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Varadkar concerned new UK visa waiver scheme will deter tourists from visiting NI
Non-Irish tourists visiting the Republic will need one of the new visa waivers to cross into Northern Ireland.
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Ireland to raise concerns over UK plans for non-Irish EU citizens to need visa to cross NI border
The Nationality and Borders Bill is currently going through the House of Commons.
Three dead as Storm Eta lashes Nicaragua with rain, sparking deadly mudslides
The storm has weakened from the Category 4 hurricane that battered the coast.
Ex-ETA boss, Anboto, sentenced to 122 years for ordering soldier's murder
Anboto was handed over on a European warrant in connection with the murder of Luciano Cortizo Alonso who died in a car bomb attack.
Former leader of Basque separatist group ETA arrested after 16 years on the run
ETA disbanded in 2018.
Gerry Adams quotes Bobby Sands and hails 'historic moment' at Basque peace conference
The former Sinn Féin leader was speaking at a Basque peace conference today.
Basque separatists set to formally disband after four decades of violence
ETA waged a relentless campaign of killings and kidnappings in its fight for an independent Basque homeland.
Basque separatist group ETA apologises for 'pain' and 'harm' it caused
The statement came just days before ETA is expected to announce its dissolution.
Ireland 2040: Grand designs but which of these projects can we expect to see first?
Inclusion in the big launch yesterday does not necessarily mean all projects will be realised this year – or even this decade.
Basque separatists ETA hand over weapons and completely disarm
ETA says its initiative will bring the final curtain down on a decades-long armed campaign.
A man accused of assassinating a Spanish general has been extradited from Belfast
Fermin Vila Michelena is accused of being part of an ETA bombing campaign.
ETA confirms disarmament move, Spanish media calls it 'a farce'
A statement during the week has been confirmed by ETA, but the Spanish government is indifferent.
ETA hand over cache of weapons ahead of potential disarmament
International monitors have given evidence of the handover but the Spansih Government does not recognise their work.
Basque protesters defy Madrid ruling in Bilbao demonstration
A court ruling had deemed protests in support of ETA prisoners illegal, but tens of thousands of protesters showed up in Bilbao.
Suspected ETA chief Javier Lopez Pena dies in Paris hospital
The 54-year-old reportedly suffered a stroke.
Spain rejects ETA offer to disband: 'We don't talk to terrorists'
The armed Basque separatist group had said it was willing to speak to the government about a dissolution.
ETA says it’s ready to disband if certain conditions are met
The armed Basque separatist group has issued a statement saying it wants to bring home some of its prisoners.
Spain goes to polls in two crucial local elections
Elections are taking place in the Basque Country – the first since ETA renounced violence – and Mariano Rajoy’s home area of Galicia.
Bertie Ahern collects peace award in the Basque Country
The former Taoiseach picked up the award for his work in brokering ETA’s permanent ceasefire.
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.
No talks with ETA following ceasefire, says Spain
The Basque separatist group ETA announced that it would lay down its arms yesterday – but the Spanish government has ruled out talks.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s Fix: Muammar Gaddafi is dead; the Race for the Áras continues apace with less than a week to polling day, and how one Tullamore pub is celebrating the death of a despot…
Eta calls definitive end to armed conflict
Basque separatist group Eta has called a definitive cessation to its armed campaign.
Adams and Ahern in Spain for talks on Basque separatism
Bertie Ahern and Gerry Adams hope their experience in the North’s peace process can be used for good in the Basque Country.
Adams, Ahern travel to Spain for Basque peace talks
Bertie Aherne and Gerry Adams will join Kofi Annan in Spain to try and broker peace talks between the Spanish government and Basque separatists.
Basque separatist group Eta declares permanent ceasefire
The separatist group has vowed to abandoned its violent campaign for independence and engage in peaceful dialogue.
Hume will not mediate between Eta and Spanish government
John Hume has said that he has retired from active political life.
Eta ceasefire ‘insufficient’ says Spanish government
Spanish interior minister says government need Eta to renounce violence before negotiation can begin.
Basque separatists ETA announce ceasefire and seek peace talks
The group says in a new video that it is committed to a ‘democratic solution’ on securing Basque independence.