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Irish consumer sentiment bounces as no-deal #Brexit fears ease

Irish consumer sentiment bounces as no-deal #Brexit fears ease

| December 4, 2019

Irish consumer sentiment recovered sharply from a seven-year low in November, posting its fastest monthly rise since 2015 as the risk of a damaging no-deal Brexit receded, a survey showed on Tuesday (3 December). Ireland has remained the European Union’s fastest growing economy during three years of Brexit talks but consumer confidence was hit earlier […]

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#Brexit deal can be done, but work still to do – Coveney

#Brexit deal can be done, but work still to do – Coveney

| October 14, 2019

A deal between Britain and the European Union is possible, perhaps even this week, but there are still a lot of details to be worked out, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Monday (14 October), writes Robin Emmott. “A deal is possible and it is possible this month, maybe even this week but […]

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Ireland sets aside €1.2 billion for no deal #Brexit package

Ireland sets aside €1.2 billion for no deal #Brexit package

| October 9, 2019

Ireland’s finance minister said on Tuesday (8 October) that the government will run a budget deficit of 0.6% of gross domestic product next year if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, to fund a €1.2 billion package for affected firms, write Graham Fahy and Padraic Halpin. “In the event of a […]

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Ireland remains open to a ‘fair’ #Brexit deal – Coveney

Ireland remains open to a ‘fair’ #Brexit deal – Coveney

| October 9, 2019

Ireland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday (8 October) European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EU-wide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a “stupid blame game” over Brexit, writes Graham Fahy. Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Twitter that Tusk “reflects the frustration across EU and the enormity of what’s at stake for us all”. […]

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Can #Blockchain solve #Brexit border puzzle? Experts are sceptical

Can #Blockchain solve #Brexit border puzzle? Experts are sceptical

| October 8, 2019

A team of experts has come up with a plan to use blockchain tracking for trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to avoid the re-imposition of a hard border after Britain leaves the European Union, writes John Chalmers. The ELAND consortium said on Monday (7 October) that its proposal would involve building […]

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British #Brexit proposals on border are basis for talks: Irish minister

British #Brexit proposals on border are basis for talks: Irish minister

| October 4, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s last-ditch Brexit offer concerning the Irish border is the basis for discussions but not of an agreement, a junior Irish minister said on Thursday (3 October), writes Conor Humphries. “From our perspective it is not the basis of a deal, but it is certainly the basis for further discussions,” Junior […]

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#Brexit – UK proposals for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

#Brexit – UK proposals for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

| October 2, 2019

The UK government’s proposal to the EU for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, presented on 2 October 2019. From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Documents Letter from the Prime Minister to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Letter from the Prime Minister to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of […]

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