Tag: Ireland

#Brexit – ‘There would be enormous hostility to a further extension’ Varadkar

#Brexit – ‘There would be enormous hostility to a further extension’ Varadkar

| June 20, 2019

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (pictured) told journalists that he looked forward to working with the UK’s next prime minister whoever he is. He said that any discussions would take place between the EU and the UK, not between the UK and Ireland. This was aimed at refuting a claim by at least one Conservative candidate […]

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#EP2019 #Ireland – Polls show Fine Gael maintaining a secure lead and a Green surge

#EP2019 #Ireland – Polls show Fine Gael maintaining a secure lead and a Green surge

| May 26, 2019

The Irish Green Party saw a huge surge in support in the European elections, according to exit polls. It could now be on course to win three out of Ireland’s 11 European Parliament seats. Following Brexit, the country will be entitled to two further seats in the Parliament, writes Catherine Feore. Reacting to the results, […]

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UK and #Ireland will work to end Northern Irish vacuum in weeks not months – Coveney

UK and #Ireland will work to end Northern Irish vacuum in weeks not months – Coveney

| May 13, 2019

Ireland and Britain will work with Northern Irish parties to try to restore a devolved government in the province within weeks rather than months, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said, writes Guy Faulconbridge. The British-run province has been without a devolved executive for over two years since Irish nationalists Sinn Fein withdrew from the […]

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‘Our differences make us stronger’ – #IRA graffiti painted over after killing

‘Our differences make us stronger’ – #IRA graffiti painted over after killing

| May 8, 2019

Pro-IRA graffiti in the Londonderry area of Northern Ireland where journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead last month have been replaced by colourful images and messages in defiance of the militant group responsible for her killing, writes Padraic Halpin in Dublin. The murder of the 29-year-old reporter by a member of the New IRA group opposed […]

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UK says would cut tariffs, no checks on Irish border in no-deal #Brexit

UK says would cut tariffs, no checks on Irish border in no-deal #Brexit

| March 15, 2019

Britain said on Wednesday (13 March) it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods and avoid a so-called hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, writes William Schomberg. The government announced the moves, which it said would be temporary. Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a second, […]

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UK won’t accept #Brexit deal that puts union at risk – PM’s party chairman

UK won’t accept #Brexit deal that puts union at risk – PM’s party chairman

| March 12, 2019

Britain cannot accept an EU proposal to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks because it would threaten the unity of the United Kingdom by treating Northern Ireland differently, the chairman of the ruling Conservative Party Brandon Lewis (pictured) said, writes Kate Holton. The issue of how to maintain an open border on the island of […]

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#EESC goes to Belfast to listen to concerns over #Brexit

#EESC goes to Belfast to listen to concerns over #Brexit

| February 20, 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the EU house of organized civil society, represented by its Diversity Europe Group, met at Queen’s University in Belfast on 15 February 2019 to take stock of the Brexit process and focus on its consequences for the Northern Ireland peace process. “We are here to listen to your concerns, your […]

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