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# European Union

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So, who exactly is the new Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay?
He today became the third person to hold the job overseeing Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Leading Brexiteers hit out at 'utterly unacceptable' proposals to avoid hard border on island of Ireland
Reports this evening suggested that Britain has finally agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union.
Donald Tusk lashes out at Trump's stance on 'strong and united' Europe
The European Union chief also warned against the emergence of a “brownshirt” nationalist front in EU elections.
'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.
EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces
Local authorities can apply for vouchers worth €15,000 to provide free public WiFi in town centres, parks, libraries and museums.
Beauty website's claim that mink-hair eyelashes were made 'cruelty free' found to be misleading by ASAI
Four people complained to the authority that it was impossible for hair from a mink, a wild animal, to be obtained without cruelty.
'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal
EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.
Sky plays down suggestion that channels may be pulled in Ireland in event of no-deal Brexit
Broadcasters including Discovery, Disney and Viacom could be pulled from Irish viewers in 2019 if they fall foul of EU law.
European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered
Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.
May faces Brexit showdown with EU leaders today amid talks of transition extension
May will meet with EU president Donald Tusk this evening before briefing her 27 European colleagues.
May rallies 'divided' cabinet to seek support ahead of looming Brexit summit
Leaders have insisted a Brexit deal could still be reached, despite the latest failed round of divorce talks.
Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December
The Tániaste said a time limit on the backstop is not a runner.
22 killed after vehicle carrying migrants plunges into river bed from highway in Turkey
The nationality of the migrants was not clear, although children are known to be among the dead.
Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier
British and Irish leaders have said negotiations will continue until at least November.
Taoiseach on DUP leader's belief the Good Friday Agreement can be changed: 'It is not up for negotiation'
She also said that fears about how Brexit will affect Ireland was turning people off the idea.
Today, Macedonia votes on whether it should add 'North' to its name. Here's why
If Macedonia vote in favour of the change, it could pave the way for the Balkan country to join the EU.
Theresa May: Only workable proposal for an Irish backstop is the UK's proposal
She was speaking today at the end of a leaders’ summit in Salzburg.
Juncker urges EU to take on stronger role in world affairs
The European Commission President took aim at Donald Trump in his annual address today.
'I'm here to serve the Irish people': Drew Harris downplays PSNI role as he begins term as Garda chief
The new Commissioner addressed several issues over his appointment at his first press conference this afternoon.
Boris Johnson hits out at Theresa May's Chequers deal as speculation mounts over leadership bid
The former foreign secretary resigned after the plan was announced in July.
Here's all you need to know about Brexit, and why it's important
Forget the summits, political statements, and promises – here’s what we actually know about Brexit.
Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today
EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.
'It's too easy to use trucks in attacks': Irish team aiming to prevent vehicles being used by terrorists
Researchers from WIT are among those working on an EU-funded project to help find uses for Europe’s new GPS system.
EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier
Such a deal could include “an ambitious free trade agreement”.
Bono says he's proud of how European countries 'rallied behind Ireland on the border issue'
The U2 frontman made the comments in an article he wrote for a German newspaper.
Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week
Italy refused to take in the migrants on Monday because there was no EU commitment to relocate them.
UK Brexit negotiator says deal is '80% agreed'
Dominic Raab held talks with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier earlier this week.
'I'm back': Nigel Farage is leading a battle bus tour to campaign against a 'cowardly sell-out Brexit'
“Our complacent MPs need to understand just how strongly people feel about being lied to while their wishes are blatantly ignored,” the MEP said.
European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination
Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.
'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper
Michel Barnier said the priority should be on clinching a Brexit divorce deal over the next weeks.
New Brexit secretary says he will 'intensify' talks with EU
Meanwhile, the EU has urged members to “step up preparations” for all Brexit outcomes before the 30 March deadline.
Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators
An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?
EU urges US, China and Russia to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'
EU Council President Donald Tusk spoke after meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as part of an annual EU-China summit.
From made-up quotes to Brexit votes - Boris Johnson has come a long way, and he's far from done yet
Johnson’s resignation as UK foreign secretary has given Theresa May the mother of all political headaches.
After a day-long private meeting, Theresa May's cabinet agrees to a 12-point Brexit position
Theresa May has reportedly warned her Cabinet that they must agree to this position, or else they’ll be disciplined.
Whiskey, jeans and motorbikes: EU tariffs on US goods come into effect
The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed 25% tariffs on steel imports and 10% on aluminium.
Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'
TDs said today that Jacon Rees-Mogg’s comments were unhelpful and showed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand.
EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows
Europe’s move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada.
Enda Kenny on Brexit: 'I am appalled by what is happening in politics in Britain'
The former Taoiseach received European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year Award this afternoon.
Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has voiced opposition to any time-limited backstop.