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Tag: Northern Ireland

  • 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.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2018 - 20:47 UTC

    Tension for the Brexit: Theresa May will meet with Angela Merkel and leaders of the EU

    May's visit to the German capital is framed by a period of growing tensions between London and Brussels

    The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will visit Berlin and the Netherlands in the coming days to meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch authorities before assembling her government to finally decide what commercial relationship her country wants with the European Union (EU) in the future, commented her spokesman on Monday.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Unequivocal EU support for Dublin: no Brexit deal without agreement on the Irish border

    Juncker assured Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the EU would not waver on what he made clear was a pivotal issue.

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK there will be no Brexit deal without agreement on the Irish border. On a visit to Dublin, Mr Juncker said fellow EU member states would not let Ireland be “isolated” on the impasse, insisting the demand for a resolution was a Europe-wide demand.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Decisive debates in Commons for Theresa May and Brexit

    Mrs May said: “We must think about the message Parliament will send to the European Union this week.”

    UK prime minsiter Theresa May has appealed to Tory rebels not to undermine her negotiating position with the EU by backing amendments to Brexit legislation made by the Lords. Addressing a meeting of the backbench 1922 committee on Monday ahead of a series of crunch Commons votes, the Prime Minister told MPs to consider the signal that would be sent to Brussels if the Government was defeated.

  • Tuesday, June 5th 2018 - 07:11 UTC

    Parliament emergency debate on abortion for Northern Ireland

    Labour MP Stella Creasy wants the Offences against the Persons Act 1861 to be repealed, this would remove a block to abortion law reform in Northern Ireland

    Parliament in the United Kingdom have won permission for an emergency debate on the abortion law in Northern Ireland. Members from throughout the House - including government ministers - stood to back Labour MP Stella Creasy's call for a debate. She told MPs the impact of the Irish referendum had been “felt around the world” and had ”thrown a spotlight on the situation in Northern Ireland

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    Ireland's abortion vote adds to PM May woes and strains relations with Ulster coalition ally

    Sarah Wollaston, a member of May's party and chairwoman of Commons Health Select Committee, wants to extend abortion rights to “all women across UK”

    Britain's leaders are facing increasing calls to take action to loosen abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland's landmark referendum in favor of doing so, but complex political realities may make quick action difficult.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Six out of ten voters said UK's exit from EU increased prospect of splitting up

    “Support for the Union is strong, but people are understandably nervous about the future. The UK needs a ‘new Unionism’”

    Most voters are in favor of the Union but believe Brexit has made the break-up of the United Kingdom more likely, polling has found. In England, 68% of adults backed the UK status quo followed by 66% in Wales, 59% in Northern Ireland and 52% in Scotland, according to the ICM research. But across the four nations, up to six out of 10 voters said Britain’s exit from the European Union had increased the prospect of the UK splitting up.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:30 UTC

    Brexit: EU feels there is “a real risk” no agreement can be reached with UK

    Barnier and Taoiseach Varadkar heaped further pressure on Britain to offer more detailed solutions to progress talks ahead of the next summit of EU leaders in June.

    The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said that there is “a real risk” that no agreement will be reached with the UK in talks on its withdrawal from the political bloc. Speaking on a visit to the Border area of Ireland, Mr Barnier said that the EU was preparing for all options, including the possibility that Brussels and London cannot reach a deal on the UK’s departure in March 2019.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    PM May on the brink: North Ireland allies warning on an EU customs union

    Brussels diplomats say that, as things stand, the UK would only get a Canada-style deal with EU after Brexit, which would not avoid a return of the Border in Ireland.

    The Democratic Unionist Party has warned UK Prime Minister Theresa May it will bring down her government if Northern Ireland is forced to stay inside the EU customs union and single market after Brexit. The renewed threat comes ahead of a vote by British MPs, pushed for by pro-EU parliamentarians, seeking to keep UK customs union membership.

  • Thursday, April 12th 2018 - 07:20 UTC

    EC president furious with Brexit: “only a united Europe can be a sovereign Europe”

    “I don’t like Brexit”, said Donald Tusk, “actually, I believe Brexit is one of the saddest moments in twenty first-century European history.”

    European Council President Donald Tusk has said Brexit makes him furious, and called on Europe to unite during a speech in Dublin. The statesman warned it would take very little time to demolish the structures of peace and unity built up in the continent.