Tag: Ireland

Northern Ireland’s DUP says still time for #Brexit border deal

Northern Ireland’s DUP says still time for #Brexit border deal

| September 16, 2019

The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parli support British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government believe a deal can be done in the coming weeks to maintain an open border in Ireland, a senior member said on Sunday (15 September), writes Conor Humphries. The so-called backstop mechanism to uphold the seamless Irish border after […]

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‘We are desperate’ – Students with disabilities left without solution as pupils return to school

‘We are desperate’ – Students with disabilities left without solution as pupils return to school

| September 4, 2019

Wanting to get an education, but not receiving it: This is the sad reality for tens of thousands of children and teenagers with intellectual disabilities in Europe, according to Inclusion Europe, an organisation advocating for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. As the term begins in most European countries, pupils with intellectual disabilities still […]

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#Huawei – €70 million for R&D in Ireland

#Huawei – €70 million for R&D in Ireland

| September 3, 2019

Huawei has announced a €70 million investment in Irish research and development (R&D) over the next three years to support its growing business in Ireland, write Jakub Hera­Adamowicz and Yingying Li. The company has said the R&D will focus on the areas of video, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and site-reliability engineering (SRE). The work […]

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#Huawei announces new investment to support its growing business in Ireland over next 3 years

#Huawei announces new investment to support its growing business in Ireland over next 3 years

| August 30, 2019

Huawei has announced a €70 million investment in Irish research and development (R&D) over the next three years to support its growing business in Ireland. The company has said the R&D will focus on the areas of video, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and site-reliability engineering (SRE). The work will be supported by over 100 […]

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#Brexit – A proposal to leave Ireland’s border to future negotiations ‘just won’t fly’ says Coveney 

#Brexit – A proposal to leave Ireland’s border to future negotiations ‘just won’t fly’ says Coveney 

| August 30, 2019

Arriving for the Informal (Gymnich) meeting of Foreign Ministers on 30 August, Irish Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that he would be happy for the UK to meet the EU five days a week if necessary, in response to a question about the UK’s announcement that it would be negotiating two days per week in Brussels, […]

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Merkel: With imagination, #IrishBackstop issue can be solved in 30 days

Merkel: With imagination, #IrishBackstop issue can be solved in 30 days

| August 22, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday (21 August) that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she is willing to compromise with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, write Joseph Nasr and Michael Nienaber. The so-called backstop, which Johnson […]

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EU executive says #BrexitBackstop only way to avoid hard border in Ireland

EU executive says #BrexitBackstop only way to avoid hard border in Ireland

| August 21, 2019

The European Union executive said the backstop option was the only means identified by both London and the bloc to avoid a return to extensive border checks on the island of Ireland after Brexit, write Alissa de Carbonnel and Gabriela Baczynska. On Monday (19 August), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a letter to the […]

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