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#Brexit: Barnier tells Ireland he will work to avoid hard border

#Brexit: Barnier tells Ireland he will work to avoid hard border

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (pictured) sought to reassure Ireland on Thursday (11 May) that their interests are shared in the upcoming divorce talks and that he will work with Dublin to avoid a hard border returning to the island, writes Padraic Halpin. With an economy that has close trading links with […]

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#Brexit: Ireland publishes its strategy for the Brexit negotiations

#Brexit: Ireland publishes its strategy for the Brexit negotiations

In what the Irish government describes as an ‘unprecedented political, economic and diplomatic challenge for Ireland’ the government have unveiled their 68 page Brexit strategy. Ireland’s Department of Finance has already carried out research that shows that a hard Brexit could have a very damaging impact on the Irish economy. Ireland was the first out […]

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Tajani: ‘#Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people’

Tajani: ‘#Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people’

Enda Kenny (left) with Antonio Tajani “Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people,” said Parliament President Antonio Tajani after welcoming Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the Parliament on 2 March. Tajani also expressed his “understanding for the deep political and economic ties that link Ireland and the UK”. Describing Ireland […]

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Tajani: '#Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people'

Tajani: '#Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people'

Enda Kenny (left) with Antonio Tajani “Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people,” said Parliament President Antonio Tajani after welcoming Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the Parliament on 2 March. Tajani also expressed his “understanding for the deep political and economic ties that link Ireland and the UK”. Describing Ireland […]

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#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny in Brussels today (23 February). The meeting was focused on Brexit, both the questions specific to Ireland and broader European issues. Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, sat in on the meeting. Juncker spoke glowingly of his personal relationship with Kenny and his […]

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#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny may lay out a timetable for stepping down at a meeting of his ruling Fine Gael party on Wednesday (22 February), writes Padraic Halpin. With calls increasing for Kenny to spell out his plans, his spokesman said on Monday that the prime minister would not comment on the issue until […]

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#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

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