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Montevideo, July 18th 2018 - 16:19 UTC

Tag: Ireland Brexit

  • Thursday, July 5th 2018 - 06:52 UTC

    Sinn Fein remembers London that the Irish border issue is still pending

    Michelle O’Neill said any return of physical infrastructure at the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland after Brexit would be a security threat

    Theresa May’s government is more focused on its “internal negotiation” than talks on addressing the Irish border issue, Sinn Fein’s vice president has claimed. Michelle O’Neill said any return of physical infrastructure at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit would be a security threat and have “serious implications” for business.

  • 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”.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2017 - 12:28 UTC

    Hard Brexit, soft Brexit, and the Irish question

    The UK is now halfway out of the EU - or, rather, May's government has now used up half the time that was available to negotiate an amicable divorce settlement

    By Gwynne Dyer - Politicians never lie. Well, hardly ever. They're not into full disclosure, as a rule, but they know that if you lie, sooner or later you will be caught out, and then you are in deep trouble. So just change the subject, or answer a different question than the one you were asked, or just keep talking but saying nothing until everybody gets bored and moves on.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2017 - 07:13 UTC

    Theresa May promises Irish counterpart proposals for the border in the context of Brexit

     Varadkar said he had a “very good call” with May but that he reiterated the firm Irish position on issue of the border

    British Prime Minister Theresa May told her Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar that she would propose suggestions to Brexit negotiators over the next 24 hours to try to break an impasse on the issue of the Irish border, Varadkar said on Wednesday.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2017 - 07:53 UTC

    EU-UK Brexit talks stalled on Ireland; PM May's coalition partners torpedo an understanding

    “We will reconvene before the end of the week and I am also confident that we will conclude this positively,” Ms May said.

    Despite hopes of a major breakthrough on Brexit, talks between the United Kingdom and European Union (EU) have stalled, in large part over discussions about the Irish border. When British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Brussels on Monday to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, there were indications a major breakthrough on stage one of Brexit was imminent.

  • Monday, December 4th 2017 - 07:27 UTC

    Tusk warns UK on post-Brexit offer: “if unacceptable for Ireland, is also unacceptable for EU”

    Donald Tusk, who will chair a crunch summit of EU leaders on the issue in two weeks, was speaking after meeting Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin.

    The EU will refuse Britain’s demand for talks on a post-Brexit transition and future trade pact if Ireland is not satisfied with London’s offer on border arrangements with Northern Ireland, European Council President Donald Tusk said this weekend.

  • Sunday, October 8th 2017 - 09:15 UTC

    Scotland and Ireland allies in Brexit negotiations, will argue to keep an open Irish border

    Ms. Sturgeon met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to discuss both countries' position on Brexit. It was the first time she had met Mr Varadkar since his election

    Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland and Ireland are allies in the Brexit negotiations. Scotland's first minister told business leaders in Dublin she will argue for the Irish border to remain open in the wake of the UK's split from Europe. She added the Republic and Scotland were united on virtually every issue of substance relating to Brexit.