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# article 16
Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process
Micheál Martin has called on the Progressive Unionist Party to reconsider their withdrawal of support for the Good Friday Agreement
# hard border
Talks to avoid Spain-Gibraltar 'hard border' go down to wire
Gibraltar imports all of its food.
# backstop
Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes
“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”
# Brexit
'Breeding ground for dissident hate': North police chief's stark warning amid Brexit uncertainty
PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said his officers could be placed in greater danger by a hard Brexit.
# Brexit
Coveney says Ireland won't get 'dragged out of single market' amid suggestions of 'side deal' with UK
The Tánaise said Ireland will not be dealing with the UK on a one-to-one basis on border issues.
# hard border
'A few bumps in the road’: Number 10 attempts to downplay Operation Yellowhammer revelations
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to declare later that the UK is facing a Brexit ‘crisis’.
# hard border
Merkel vows to 'fight until the last hour' to avoid no-deal Brexit ahead of Varadkar meeting
Meanwhile, talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are continuing in London today.
Tom Clonan: Deal or no deal, the border will be our problem this time. And we aren't ready for it
The Irish Defence Forces is already on its knees and will be unable to patrol any border on this island, writes Tom Clonan.
# Third Time Lucky
May faces uphill battle to get support for Brexit deal, as Ireland insists there won't be a hard border
Article 50 will be extended until 22 May – if the House of Commons votes in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement.
# hard border
Impact of no-deal Brexit would be 'more severe' and last longer in Northern Ireland than anywhere else
The British government has warned that a no-deal scenario would likely have a negative impact in terms of trade and crime.
# no deal Brexit
Young people in the North could be 'groomed into violent activity' if hard border returns, report claims
A new report warns that a hard border could materialise after six weeks due to a no-deal Brexit.
# hard border
Seven in 10 SMEs think Brexit will have negative impact and many are cancelling investment plans
Despite this, just 8% of businesses have engaged in formal planning to deal with the outcome of Brexit.
# very hard border
Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process
He accused some politicians of “playing fast and loose” with the peace process in Northern Ireland.
# Brexit
Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?
There is concern as the March deadline approaches that hundreds of gardaí will be transferred last-minute in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
# No deal
'Treating us as if we're stupid?': Minister pressured to answer direct question on border in Morning Ireland interview
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed was involved in a tense interview on Morning Ireland today.
# Tick tock
Brexit 66 days out, but Irish government says there are 'absolutely no preparations for a hard border'
An Irish government spokesperson said that it serves no purpose to speculate about the border in the event of a no-deal Brexit
# Bad news
Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night'
A European Commission spokesman said today that it’s “pretty obvious” that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
# The Troubles
Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border'
Foster insisted it was “a bit of a nonsense, frankly, to talk about a hard border”.
'The threat posed by Islamist terrorism is waning dramatically... but what do we worry about next?'
Tom Clonan looks at the latest risk assessments around Europe.
# backstop
'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history
The Tánaiste said today it would be foolish to focus on any other solution to the border issue than the backstop.
# Not happening
No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border
Questions have been raised about the level at which the Irish government is prepared for a no-deal Brexit.
# Brexit
Split between Donegal and Fermanagh, the future of this village hangs in the balance
Pettigo is split by Northern Ireland’s border – and locals are uneasy about what Brexit could bring.
# hard border's Brexit Road Trip: We travelled the length of Northern Ireland's border
We spoke to people from all walks of life to see how Brexit could affect Northern Ireland.
# major speech
Arlene Foster talks about her dad being shot by the IRA and 'no logic' in a hard border
Responding to her speech in London, Sinn Féin accused Foster of producing the “same old arrogance”.
'Our parish universe straddled two counties and two States. We forged an identity as borderers'
Darach MacDonald’s book Hard Border traces the roots of a century-old, hotly contested border that, after Brexit, will be the only land frontier between the UK and the EU.
# Brexit
'Action is needed and quick': Border gardaí are 'completely unprepared' for Brexit
Many gardaí fear the border region is being neglected.
# Brexit
UK civil servant tasked with finding solution to Irish border issue quits job
Simon Case is leaving his role to become Prince William’s private secretary.
# Brexit
There is 'no evidence' to back up claim that an 'invisible border' is possible, MPs say
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has its doubts about the UK government’s plans.
# Brexit
'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'
The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.
# hard border
Leaked Boris letter to Downing St: It is wrong to see the task as maintaining 'no border'
The British Foreign Secretary has written a letter to Theresa May about the border issue.
# devil in the detail
Explainer: Why the "cast iron" guarantee for no hard Brexit border may now be in doubt
All eyes are on the UK to divulge its solutions to solve the issue of the Irish border.
# Border Row
Poll: Do you think there'll be a hard Brexit?
Michel Barnier said yesterday that a hard border would be inevitable if the UK leaves the single market and customs union.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?
There’ll be no hard border, but the long-term implications of the UK leaving the EU are still unclear.
# Negotiations
European Commission chief Donald Tusk to meet Varadkar in Brexit crunch talks today
The UK wants to progress negotiations to the next stage but the EU isn’t satisfied.
# Brexit
Phil Hogan: 'If NI remains in the EU customs union, there would be no border issue'
Prime Minister Theresa May has already ruled out staying in the single market and customs union.
Tom Clonan: 'A land border would be provocative and divisive while Stormont is suspended'
Elements of the current debate on a hard border between Ireland and Britain resemble a perfect storm in security and defence terms, writes Tom Clonan.
# hard border
Coveney hits out at 'nonsense' Sun story about Northern Irish border
Yesterday, an internal EU paper was published which suggested that it is essential for Northern Ireland to remain in the single market.
# Brexit
Northern Ireland 'must stay' in customs union post-Brexit to prevent hard border, says EU
An internal EU paper has said there must be no divergence of rules on either side of the border.
# hard border
John Bruton: 'We have to do everything we can to stop Brexit from happening'
The former Taoiseach was critical of the DUP, saying that Foster and colleagues had only talked about Brexit in “platitudes”.
# customs union
Simon Coveney says electronic tagging of vehicles in place of a hard border would not work
The minister’s comments come as the UK and the EU