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15 January 2019 20:56 Records broken by British Government’s Brexit defeat

The decision by British MPs to reject the Withdrawal Agreement by 230 votes represents the largest UK government defeat on the floor of the House of Commons in modern political history. It easily beats the previous record of 166 votes, which was set almost 100 years ago on October 8 1924, and which saw the minority Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald 303

15 January 2019 20:28 'Time is almost up': European leaders react to landslide Brexit vote

European Council president Donald Tusk has goaded British MPs to push for a second referendum or cancel Brexit entirely, asking "who will have the courage to say what the only positive solution is" to the crisis. In an historic landslide vote on Tuesday evening, the House of Commons tore British prime minister Theresa May's existing Brexit deal to shreds 268

15 January 2019 15:48 SNP warn May’s Brexit deal will put ‘workers on the dole’

Theresa May’s Brexit deal will put “workers on the dole”, the SNP’s Ian Blackford has warned. Mr Blackford also told ministers his party would not allow Scotland to be “dragged out of the European Union against its will” on the final day of debate on the British Prime Minister’s EU exit plan. He made the comments after successfully securing approval 235

15 January 2019 10:24 DUP 'unable' to support May's deal because of 'toxic' Irish backstop

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster branded the Irish border backstop "toxic" and said her party's 10 MPs would vote against the Withdrawal Agreement. Mrs Foster said on Twitter: "Tonight will be historic but for the wrong reasons. We will oppose the toxic backstop & vote against the WA. "It's time for a sensible deal which governs our exit from the EU & supports 189

14 January 2019 18:26 Christmas spending splurge lifts grocery spend to over €10.8 billion for 2018

The five largest supermarkets tapped the lion’s share of the €10.85bn spent last year on groceries, an increase of 2.8% from 2017. The new figures from researcher Kantar Worldpanel cover the important Christmas trading period and also suggest that price inflation has re-emerged on the Irish grocery market landscape. Prices of 30,000 grocery items rose at an annual 188

12 January 2019 12:48 No-deal Brexit ‘could lead to temporary shortages of seasonal produce’ in Britain

A no-deal Brexit could lead to temporary food shortages of seasonal produce in the UK, a former adviser to Environment Secretary Michael Gove has warned. James Starkie, who quit his role in protest over Theresa May’s withdrawal deal, said people would not go without the food they need on a weekly basis if Britain crashed out of the European Union 98

10 January 2019 22:44 Axa to move EU jobs to Dublin

French insurer Axa has said it will handle its international risk and reinsurance through an Irish unit in light of Britain’s plans to leave the EU. CEO Thomas Buberl said that Axa’s recently acquired XL division had already initiated the plans to move some staff to Ireland from the UK before its eventual takeover by Axa last year. “It will be mostly 110

10 January 2019 17:13 Brexit deal threatens national security, former MI6 and defence chiefs warn

An ex-MI6 chief and a former head of the Armed Forces have warned that the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal will threaten national security if it is not defeated. Sir Richard Dearlove and Field Marshal Lord Guthrie have written to all Conservative Party chairmen asking them to ensure their MPs vote against the “bad agreement”. The damning letter, leaked 85

10 January 2019 11:27 AXA to move staff to Ireland as result of Brexit

Insurance company AXA are planning on moving staff to Ireland from France and Britain following Brexit. Chief Executive, Thomas Buberl, didn't specify how many members of staff would be moving. Burbel told reporters: "Since the former hub is in France, we will have to take some staff from France as Irish regulators will ask functions to be handled there 86

09 January 2019 10:13 Enterprise Ireland supported companies now employ 215,000 people, figures show

Companies supported by Enterprise Ireland now employ over 215,000 people, the highest number in history, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have said - adding 18,846 jobs last year. However, the impact of Brexit is still unknown with over 1,000 companies earmarked as being 'exposed' by the UK's upcoming withdrawal from the European 119