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#EP2019 #Ireland – Polls show Fine Gael maintaining a secure lead and a Green surge

#EP2019 #Ireland – Polls show Fine Gael maintaining a secure lead and a Green surge

| May 26, 2019

The Irish Green Party saw a huge surge in support in the European elections, according to exit polls. It could now be on course to win three out of Ireland’s 11 European Parliament seats. Following Brexit, the country will be entitled to two further seats in the Parliament, writes Catherine Feore. Reacting to the results, […]

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May to talk to Northern Ireland’s #SinnFein in coming days – spokeswoman

May to talk to Northern Ireland’s #SinnFein in coming days – spokeswoman

| May 13, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May will talk to Northern Ireland’s Sinn Fein in the coming days about efforts to restore the region’s devolved government, May’s spokeswoman said on Friday (10 May), writes Kylie MacLellan. Representatives of Irish nationalists Sinn Fein and the pro-British Democratic Unionists resumed talks this week in their first attempt in more than […]

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UK and #Ireland will work to end Northern Irish vacuum in weeks not months – Coveney

UK and #Ireland will work to end Northern Irish vacuum in weeks not months – Coveney

| May 13, 2019

Ireland and Britain will work with Northern Irish parties to try to restore a devolved government in the province within weeks rather than months, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said, writes Guy Faulconbridge. The British-run province has been without a devolved executive for over two years since Irish nationalists Sinn Fein withdrew from the […]

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‘Our differences make us stronger’ – #IRA graffiti painted over after killing

‘Our differences make us stronger’ – #IRA graffiti painted over after killing

| May 8, 2019

Pro-IRA graffiti in the Londonderry area of Northern Ireland where journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead last month have been replaced by colourful images and messages in defiance of the militant group responsible for her killing, writes Padraic Halpin in Dublin. The murder of the 29-year-old reporter by a member of the New IRA group opposed […]

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UK says would cut tariffs, no checks on Irish border in no-deal #Brexit

UK says would cut tariffs, no checks on Irish border in no-deal #Brexit

| March 15, 2019

Britain said on Wednesday (13 March) it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods and avoid a so-called hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, writes William Schomberg. The government announced the moves, which it said would be temporary. Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a second, […]

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UK won’t accept #Brexit deal that puts union at risk – PM’s party chairman

UK won’t accept #Brexit deal that puts union at risk – PM’s party chairman

| March 12, 2019

Britain cannot accept an EU proposal to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks because it would threaten the unity of the United Kingdom by treating Northern Ireland differently, the chairman of the ruling Conservative Party Brandon Lewis (pictured) said, writes Kate Holton. The issue of how to maintain an open border on the island of […]

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Ireland would not veto a long #Brexit extension – Coveney

Ireland would not veto a long #Brexit extension – Coveney

| February 26, 2019

Ireland would not veto a British request to extend the Brexit timetable for 21 months but it would prefer to see problems with the current deal resolved, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Monday  (25 February) after a speech at the UN Human Rights Council, writes Tom Miles. “We have said consistently that […]

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