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Ireland says new thinking from UK needed for #Brexit breakthrough

Ireland says new thinking from UK needed for #Brexit breakthrough

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

New thinking is needed from the British government to secure agreement on the Irish border and allow Brexit talks to move onto the next phase as the current proposals are not credible, Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Tuesday (14 November), writes Conor Humphries. Brussels wants three issues broadly solved before it decides […]

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Ireland sees ‘a way to go’ before agreement on border in #Brexit talks

Ireland sees ‘a way to go’ before agreement on border in #Brexit talks

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ireland’s foreign minister warned on Friday (10 November) there was still “a way to go” in Brexit talks on the Irish border and welcomed an EU paper suggesting Britain needs to avoid “regulatory divergence” with the bloc if it wants to maintain a soft border, writes Conor Humphries. The future EU/UK land border between Ireland and […]

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#Ireland says ongoing failure of Northern Ireland talks ‘deeply concerning’

#Ireland says ongoing failure of Northern Ireland talks ‘deeply concerning’

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The continuing failure of Irish nationalists and pro-British Unionists to form a government in Northern Ireland is “deeply concerning”, Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said after Britain moved to directly set a budget for the region. Britain’s minister for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire on Wednesday (1 November) said he had no choice but to begin […]

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Ireland says #Brexit talks can’t move on without clarity over border

Ireland says #Brexit talks can’t move on without clarity over border

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain’s talks on exiting the European Union cannot progress, as London wishes, to cover trade relations until it give more clarity on what will happen at the border with Ireland, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Friday (27 October), writes Padraic Halpin. The border with Northern Ireland, which will be the UK’s only […]

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#Brexit: ‘Hard border’ inevitable if Britain leaves customs union, Irish MPs told

#Brexit: ‘Hard border’ inevitable if Britain leaves customs union, Irish MPs told

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

A ‘hard border’ with physical infrastructure and spot checks on vehicles is inevitable if Britain leaves the EU customs union, MPs have heard, writes Denis Staunton. Paul Mac Flynn, senior economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute, told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster that Britain faced a clear choice about the border. “Leaving […]

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#StateAid: Commission refers Ireland to Court for failure to recover illegal tax benefits from #Apple worth up to €13 billion

#StateAid: Commission refers Ireland to Court for failure to recover illegal tax benefits from #Apple worth up to €13 billion

The European Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal State aid worth up to €13 billion, as required by a Commission decision. The Commission decision of 30 August 2016 concluded that Ireland’s tax benefits to Apple were illegal under EU State aid rules, […]

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#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, addressed both houses of the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) today (20 September). Verhofstadt told members of parliament that the European Parliament will never allow Ireland to suffer because of the British decision to leave the EU. This, he said, was a firm commitment from the European Parliament, as well as one from the […]

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