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Ireland increasingly prepared for no-deal Brexit, says PM

Ireland increasingly prepared for no-deal Brexit, says PM

| February 7, 2019

Ireland is increasingly prepared for a no-deal Brexit, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday (6 February), while highlighting Dublin did not want things to end in such an abrupt split, write Alastair Macdonald and Gabriela Baczynska. “I am confident a solution can be found,” Varadkar said after talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker […]

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#EAPM – MEPs face camera on health care in EU

#EAPM – MEPs face camera on health care in EU

| February 6, 2019

The Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) has this week been on a mission to gauge opinions on health-care needs in the EU, Parliamentary engagement and policymaking, from sitting MEPs as well as leading EU patient organizations which included EURORDIS (rare disease), European Patient Forum and European Cancer Patient Coalition, writes EAPM Executive Director Denis […]

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Irish PM Varadkar rejects May plans to change #Backstop

Irish PM Varadkar rejects May plans to change #Backstop

| February 1, 2019

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (pictured) told British Prime Minister Theresa May he would not accept her plans to renegotiate a post-Brexit arrangement for the Irish border and said the so-called Irish backstop needed to be legally robust, writes Andrew MacAskill. Parliament voted late on Tuesday (29 January) to order May to return to Brussels […]

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#Brexit – UK to formulate Irish border proposals ‘in a few days’: Hunt

#Brexit – UK to formulate Irish border proposals ‘in a few days’: Hunt

| February 1, 2019

Britain will take a few days to formulate some proposals to put to the European Union in an attempt to resolve the issue of Irish border arrangements after Brexit, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt (pictured) told BBC radio on Thursday, writes James Davey. British lawmakers on Tuesday (29 January) instructed Prime Minister Theresa May to reopen […]

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Commissioner Navracsics visits Ireland to speak at #IrishUniversitiesAssociation and hold a #CitizensDialogue

Commissioner Navracsics visits Ireland to speak at #IrishUniversitiesAssociation and hold a #CitizensDialogue

| January 29, 2019

Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics (pictured), is in Dublin today (29 January). He will deliver a speech at a breakfast event organized by the Irish Universities Association, ‘Ireland’s place in a new European University System’ alongside Irish Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Senior representatives of Irish universities, government […]

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#IrishBudget returns to surplus a decade after crisis

#IrishBudget returns to surplus a decade after crisis

| January 7, 2019

Ireland posted its first underlying budget surplus for a decade in 2018, a year ahead of government forecasts, as high windfall taxes and low interest payments ended a decade of deficits, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (pictured) said last week, writes Conor Humphries. Ireland’s deficit ballooned into double figures in 2009 when property prices collapsed, sparking […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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