Tag: Ireland

#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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Irish PM says #Brexit has undermined Good Friday Agreement

Irish PM says #Brexit has undermined Good Friday Agreement

| November 5, 2018

Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement which ended thirty years of violence in Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday (3 November), writes Graham Fahy. “Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement and is fraying the relationship between Britain and Ireland,” he told Irish state broadcaster RTE. The border between Ireland […]

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Role Reversal: #Brexit has exposed how the EU has changed the power dynamic between Britain and Ireland.

Role Reversal: #Brexit has exposed how the EU has changed the power dynamic between Britain and Ireland.

| October 26, 2018

Owain Glyndwr looks at how Brexiteers failed to spot that the UK could no longer bully its neighbour. Up until now, Theresa May’s government has managed to get its Brexit legislation through the British Parliament, not without difficulty but without too many problems. What I think of as the Lessons of History (Abandonment) Bill, officially […]

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Leader of Northern Ireland’s #DUP says #Brexit deal ’eminently possible’

Leader of Northern Ireland’s #DUP says #Brexit deal ’eminently possible’

| October 11, 2018

The head of the Northern Irish party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, Arlene Foster (pictured, left), said this week that a Brexit deal was “eminently possible” within weeks, but she would not accept different regulations from the rest of the United Kingdom, writes Amanda Ferguson. In an interview before a meeting with […]

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