Tag: Ireland

#IrishBorder in focus before EU summit

#IrishBorder in focus before EU summit

| September 19, 2018

The Brexit news flow is gathering momentum ahead of this week’s EU summit, with more reports on behind-the-scenes efforts to work out how to manage the Irish border assuming Britain also leaves the single market and customs union, write Mark John and Mike Dolan. The Times reports that EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is working […]

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Papal visit: #PopeFrancis begs forgiveness for clerical sex abuse

Papal visit: #PopeFrancis begs forgiveness for clerical sex abuse

| August 31, 2018

Pope Francis ended his two-day historic visit to the Republic of Ireland with a Mass at Dublin’s Phoenix Park, writes the BBC. Earlier he begged forgiveness for clerical child sex abuse and reiterated his wish to see justice served. He said no-one could fail to be moved by stories of those who “suffered abuse, were […]

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Irish foreign minister says no-deal #Brexit ‘very, very unlikely’

Irish foreign minister says no-deal #Brexit ‘very, very unlikely’

| August 31, 2018

It is “very, very unlikely” that Britain will crash out of the European Union next year without an exit deal with the bloc, Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) has said, writes Conor Humphries. “I have said and I continue to say that I believe a no-deal Brexit is very, very unlikely,” Coveney told Irish […]

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#PopeFrancis vows to end repugnant sexual abuse ‘at any cost’

#PopeFrancis vows to end repugnant sexual abuse ‘at any cost’

| August 30, 2018

Pope Francis (pictured) vowed on Saturday (25 August) to end the “repugnant” sexual exploitation of children by Catholic clergy as he made a highly charged visit to once devout Ireland where years of reported abuse have driven many Irish away from the Church, write Philip Pullella and Conor Humphries. On the first papal visit to […]

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Ireland’s #Donnery applies to be #ECB supervisory chief

Ireland’s #Donnery applies to be #ECB supervisory chief

| August 29, 2018

Irish Central Bank Deputy Governor Sharon Donnery (pictured), who leads the European Central Bank’s taskforce on bad loans, has become the first person to publicly put her name forward for the post of chair at the bank’s Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), writes Padraic Halpin. The ECB began the process last month of looking for an […]

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Packaging value chain coalition of 68 industry associations launches joint recommendations ahead of negotiations on #SingleUsePlastics proposal

Packaging value chain coalition of 68 industry associations launches joint recommendations ahead of negotiations on #SingleUsePlastics proposal

| August 23, 2018

EUROPEN and 67 other European and national associations1  representing a wide range of packaging materials and sectors across the packaging value chain, have announced joint recommendations2 on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, i.e. the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUP). The 68 organizations […]

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#France fumes at proposed #Brexit EU sea trade links

#France fumes at proposed #Brexit EU sea trade links

| August 14, 2018

France deems unacceptable a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a re-routing of a strategic trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europe after Brexit, the government said, writes Richard Lough. At the moment much of Ireland’s trade with the continent goes via Britain in trucks. However, with less than eight months to go until […]

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