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Montevideo, September 18th 2018 - 22:06 UTC

Tag: Ireland borders

  • Saturday, July 21st 2018 - 08:10 UTC

    From Belfast PM May calls on the EU to prevent a hard border in Ireland

    PM May accepted a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic once Britain leaves the bloc would be “almost inconceivable”

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her 'white paper' plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit.

  • Thursday, July 19th 2018 - 07:07 UTC

    Ireland frustrated with UK's Brexit shifting position and “confusion” signals

    Deputy premier Simon Coveney said the Irish Government was continuing to see “confusion” at Westminster following the publication of the White Paper last week

    Ireland and the EU are very frustrated at the UK Government’s shifting positions on Brexit, the country’s deputy premier has said. In a special Brexit meeting taking place at Derrynane House in Co Kerry, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his ministers will thrash out Brexit plans at the ancestral home of Irish political leader Daniel O’Connell.

  • Saturday, April 21st 2018 - 07:42 UTC

    Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit negotiations

    UK plans for avoiding a hard border with Ireland were subjected to “a systematic and forensic annihilation”, during a meeting between UK and EU officials. (Pic BBC)

    Fresh doubts have been raised over Theresa May’s hopes for a deal on future relations with Europe, after reports that her proposals for the Irish border have been comprehensively rejected in Brussels. One report of a meeting this week between Britain’s lead negotiator Olly Robbins and senior EU officials suggested that the Prime Minister’s plans for avoiding a hard border with the Republic were subjected to “a systematic and forensic annihilation”.

  • Friday, January 19th 2018 - 09:56 UTC

    Juncker pledges funding for Ireland's cross-border projects will continue after Brexit

    Juncker told the European Parliament (MEPs): ”I see no more important use of our new budget than guaranteeing and financing the peace process in Ireland.

    The president of the European Commission has indicated that funding for Ireland's cross-border projects will continue after Brexit. Jean-Claude Juncker said he could see “no more important use” of the European budget than maintaining the peace process in Ireland. He was speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.