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#Brexit

# brexit - Friday 22 December, 2017

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Previewing Ireland’s economy in 2018: It’s gonna get better, before it gets worse

Brexit, US tax changes, ECB interest rate rises or the fallout from an overheating economy are not expected to weigh heavily on Ireland in 2018, writes Victor Duggan.

'We need to be grown up about it': Leo says Irish-British relations are strained

The Taoiseach said there will be a fresh push to get the Northern Ireland Executive up and running in the new year.

# brexit - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

# brexit - Monday 18 December, 2017

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

# brexit - Sunday 17 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge 8 things that Leo Varadkar needs to work into Brexit negotiations for us Brexit

8 things that Leo Varadkar needs to work into Brexit negotiations for us

On the first day of Brexit, Leo Varadkar gave to me…

Coveney says that government has to 'repair' relationship with DUP

Relations between Dublin and the North’s largest party have been strained since contentious Brexit talks a week ago.

Brexit deal 'proves the doubters wrong' - May

“Amid all the noise, we are getting on with the job.”

# brexit - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics

In an interview with the UK Daily Mail, Farage talked about his personal life, relationships and how he can’t walk around outside on his own without fear of being attacked.

May gets Brexit boost - but bigger battles await

The EU’s decision yesterday to move to the next stage of negotiations with Britain was a much-needed success for May.

# brexit - Friday 15 December, 2017

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.

# brexit - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Varadkar says he has 'absolute confidence and trust' in British government

The Taoiseach is at a two-day European Council

# brexit - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Theresa May suffers big defeat on Brexit, with own MPs rebelling against her

The defeat means MPs will have a final vote on any deal before the UK leaves the EU.

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

# brexit - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'Snobbery and hypocrisy when some people in the 26 counties talk about 'The North''

It’s all well and good commenting from the sidelines when people in the Republic have had the liberty to move on, writes James Cumiskey.

# brexit - Monday 11 December, 2017

'I said some': Sky News presenter defends 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves' comment

Adam Boulton made his comments following an interview with Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

Taoiseach 'very happy' David Davis has clarified his remarks on border Brexit deal

Over the weekend, the UK’s Brexit Secretary said Friday’s border deal was not legally enforceable.

Prominent figures from Northern Ireland write open letter to the Taoiseach

“The fact that the majority of voters in the north of Ireland voted to remain will not be ignored,” the open letter says.

# brexit - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Ireland to hold UK to agreement after Brexit Minister indicates it's not legally binding

Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis said it was “a statement of intent more than anything else”.

Sky News presenter says 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves' Build A Bridge This post contains videos

Sky News presenter says 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves'

Some people have been critical of Adam Boulton’s line of questioning in an interview with Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

# brexit - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Workout vests, scuppered deals and Christmas drinks - Leo ends the week on a Brexit bounce

A week is long time in politics, but Leo has finished on a Brexit high.

'Enda Kelly' and 'presidential elections': The recent missteps from UK politicians on Ireland

Some British politicians have got things a bit wrong when trying to highlight Ireland’s tough stance on Brexit negotiations.

# brexit - Friday 8 December, 2017

DUP's Sammy Wilson in scathing attack on 'cynical, aggressive and green' Varadkar and Coveney Brexit This post contains videos

DUP's Sammy Wilson in scathing attack on 'cynical, aggressive and green' Varadkar and Coveney

The DUP MP says the pair have alienated unionists.

Sky News anchor to Coveney: 'Do you think that this week's kerfuffle has been necessary? Do you feel guilty?'

Coveney was speaking to Adam Boulton after this morning’s Brexit deal.

As it happened: EU and UK agree no hard border on a 'very significant day for the island of Ireland'

Overnight negotiations found common ground between all sides at last.

DUP 'pleased' with Brexit deal but says 'more work needs to be done' on border issue

A deal to avoid a hard border has been reached between the UK and EU.

From The Daily Edge A BBC political pundit said 'Ireland has been so disruptive to the British' and people have gone in Portillo-no
Poll: Are you worried about Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?

There’ll be no hard border, but the long-term implications of the UK leaving the EU are still unclear.

This is what the Brexit deal means for Ireland and Northern Ireland

There will be NO hard border.

# brexit - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Donald Tusk to make statement on Brexit talks (very) early tomorrow morning

There’s speculation he’ll have news on the ongoing talks with Theresa May.

'No white smoke' as Theresa May to make fresh offer on Irish border

All eyes are on London for Prime Minister May’s next move.

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.

Brexit: 'The DUP’s hardline policies could be the quickest road to a united Ireland'

“Constitutional integrity” is a myth. The UK has been built on constitutional divergence, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# brexit - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'A bunch of jellyfish masquerading as a cabinet': Insults fly as Theresa May faces Commons

May was put under pressure on Brexit in the Commons – but Jeremy Corbyn failed to land a knockout blow.

'The agreement stands': Leo says DUP does not represent everyone in Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says it’s now up the UK to come back to them.

# brexit - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

DUP accuses Irish government of 'flexing its muscles in a dangerous and reckless way'

After weeks of strong rhetoric, and no deal at the end of it, many feel that the fallout has been damaging.

As it happened: Leo fields questions about what went wrong in Brexit deal omnishambles

A deal was done yesterday, until it wasn’t.

# brexit - Monday 4 December, 2017

Fear of return to violence if customs checkpoints brought back after Brexit

Some 57% of people polled said they fear violence if customs checkpoints returned.

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar was snapped wearing a vest to a cabinet meeting and of course there were jokes The Vest Around