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10 December 2018 13:32 Taoiseach: Withdraw deal 'is the only agreement on the table'

The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is the only deal on the table between the EU and the UK and is not open to renegotiation, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Speaking on Monday lunchtime in Dublin, Mr Varadkar said that to re-open one aspect of the deal would mean opening the entire deal for re-negotiation, and that was not possible. “I have heard suggestions 84

25 November 2018 11:58 ‘Almost nothing true’ in British PM’s Brexit letter – Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has hit out at Theresa May’s public plea for Brexit support, saying “almost nothing in this desperate letter is true”. In a “letter to the nation” published before the British Prime Minister met the other 27 EU leaders in Brussels, Mrs May said leaving the union on March 29, 2019, would mark “a new chapter in our national life”. The 800-word 67

25 November 2018 07:14 Migrant arrested in US after leaving church where he sought sanctuary

The Trump administration has been labelled callous and cruel after an immigrant who sought refuge from deportation in a church was arrested after arriving at an appointment with immigration officials. Democratic congressmen David Price and GK Butterfield said Mexican national Samuel Oliver-Bruno appeared to have been entrapped by federal officials when he was detained 59

15 November 2018 21:14 What is the backstop in Brexit? Our Googled questions answered

As Brexit chaos reigns supreme in Westminster, here are answers to the top questions on Brexit that people Ireland have asked Google today. Brexit is a slang term for Britain’s exit from the European Union. After a referendum on Thursday 23 June, 2016, the vote by the UK to leave the EU won by 51.9% to 48.1%. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million 61

09 November 2018 19:36 Three arrested after 100 gardaí involved in Munster drugs and cash seizures

Gardaí have arrested three men and seized an estimated €13,500 worth of drugs following searches of 29 premises across the Munster region today. “The focus of today’s operation was intelligence gathering, and involved up to 100 members of An Garda Siochana,” said a garda spokesman. “Assistance was also given by officers from Revenue Customs,” they added 74

08 November 2018 14:33 No deal without single market, customs union membership, Nicola Sturgeon says

Nicola Sturgeon has said she will reject any Brexit deal from the UK Government short of retaining permanent membership of the single market and the customs union. The First Minister said the Scottish Government would not give its support to any proposals which did not offer either of those provisions. Holyrood voted 66 to 28 on Wednesday in favour of having 62

03 November 2018 20:55 Detector dog identifies cocaine worth €4.6m at Rosslare Port

A Revenue detector dog has helped identify cocaine worth €4.6 million at Rosslare Port. 'Defor' accompanied Revenue Officers equipped with a mobile x-ray scanner, as they intercepted 66kgs of illegal drugs destined for the Irish market. The cocaine was discovered in a consignment of freight arriving here from Europe. The seizure was made as part of ongoing 45

16 October 2018 15:08 Ireland planning physical infrastructure for Brexit at ports and airports

Ireland is stepping up preparations for physical infrastructure at ports and airports after Brexit, the Taoiseach said. Ministers held detailed discussions in Dublin on Tuesday surrounding the hiring of customs officers and veterinary inspectors as well as the upgrading of IT systems. They have held a series of workshops for businesses aimed at getting 43

15 October 2018 04:30 ‘No deal’ Brexit to cost drink sector €364m

More than €360m worth of trade between Ireland and the UK is at immediate risk from a no-deal Brexit, one of the country’s drinks industry umbrella bodies has warned. Ahead of Wednesday’s Brexit meeting of EU leaders in Brussels, the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland said the prospect of the UK leaving the EU with no trade deal and no Irish border 79

09 October 2018 16:09 Unionists not representing majority view on Brexit, Sinn Féin claims

DUP leader Arlene Foster has been lambasted as “not representing” the majority view in Northern Ireland on Brexit. Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill made her comments after Mrs Foster and Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann met EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels today. Speaking after the meeting, Mrs Foster said she will not back any Brexit 39