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Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says
It has been nearly two weeks since the UK published its proposal for the Northern Ireland protocol.
Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal
The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.
Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?
Experts say the scale of the crisis and a German constitutional court ruling might have something to do with it.
'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan
President Emmanuel Macron said that the funds “were not loans.”
Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe
French President Emmanuel Macron said today that Europe’s action at the start of the crisis wasn’t sufficient.
Top EU court hits back at German ruling on €2 trillion bond-buying scheme
The European Court of Justice warns the decision could jeopardise EU legal unity.
EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach
Micheál Martin said if ever there was a time to reflect on the importance of co-operation between states, this is it.
One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years
Just 26% of respondents in a survey said they believe there will be a UK-EU trade deal agreed by 31 December.
'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal
Demands from Italy and France for pooled borrowing were put aside in order to strike a deal.
Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?
Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.
House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK
A report from a House of Lords committee warned Northern Ireland may be legally obliged to be one hour ahead for six months every year.
The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.
Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit
As the UK prepares to leave the EU tonight, Noelle O Connell explores what practical changes it can expect to see.
Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier
Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.
EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson
The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.
Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’
Varadkar said he feared the UK wanted to “undercut” its European rivals on food, health and product safety after exit day.
New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen
The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.
The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players
The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.
Some Irish communities 'severely affected' by intimidation over drug debt, EU report says
The EU Drug Markets Report 2019 was launched today in Brussels.
'It feels like being in limbo': Two Irish MEPs still unable to take seats due to Brexit delay
All the UK MEPs were due to leave the European Parliament on 31 October, but this now remains up in the air.
Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline
“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”
Crunch time for Johnson as he tries to push through Brexit bill in three days
He faces the first hurdle this evening when MPs vote on the timetable for the bill’s passage through the parliament.
Downing Street 'working hard' amidst reports of Michel Barnier's midnight deadline
The UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Michel Barnier met this morning.
'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.
Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'
The British PM has written a column for The Sun on Sunday underlining how his recent proposals are key.
Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year
A smog incident last year nearly called for a public information alert.
'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks
The London Times reports that the DUP is prepared to accept the North abiding by some EU rules post-Brexit.
EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'
This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.
Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol
The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member nations in 1999.
FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland?
The claim surfaced in the media this week as a result of information published on the UK government’s website.
Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy
Brits Not Out are holding the demonstration on Merrion Road at 6pm on Tuesday.
Boris Johnson says Brexit-blocking MPs and EU guilty of 'terrible collaboration'
Johnson made his comments during a Facebook Live video earlier today.
Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader?
Can you name those taking up key EU positions for the next five years?
Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers
The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.
'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries
The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.
'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste
‘We do have to prepare for the worst case,’ said Simon Coveney.
Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations
Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.
Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal
MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.
What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.