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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Border

This year
Mistakes were made on all sides in handling of Brexit, Varadkar says
The Taoiseach said he will be as flexible and reasonable as possible when attempting to solve issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Last year
Poland puts military on heightened readiness over reports Russian missiles land on its territory
Moscow’s defence minister has dismissed reports that Russian missles had landed in Poland.
EU says criminals have been trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into single market via the North
An official outlined details of attempts to smuggle drugs, weapons and high-end electrical products into the bloc.
Coveney urges UK to reconsider Northern Ireland border pass proposal
The Foreign Affairs Minister raised concerns about plans for foreigners to have an Electronic Travel Authorisation pass when crossing the border.
'Fortress Australia' re-opens after two-year Covid closure
“The wait is over,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said during a press conference today.
Australia will reopen borders to tourists on February 21
Australia’s ports and airports shut to tourists in March 2020.
US 'not sending forces to start a war' as officials say Russia preparing for Ukraine invasion
Ukraine today insisted the chance of resolving the soaring tensions with Russia through diplomacy remained greater than that of an attack.
All time
Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff
The EU has accused Lukashenko’s government of orchestrating the migration surge as a “hybrid attack”.
Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel
Belarus President Lukashenko today discussed the crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war
Varadkar said triggering Article 16 would mean the EU would have to respond.
Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel
Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann had sought measures to stop non-essential cross-border journeys.
Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks
The organised crime groups are exploiting a 100-year-old agreement between Ireland and England to bypass Brexit imposed checks.
Organised crime groups have been exploiting a 100-year-old agreement between Ireland and England to bypass Brexit imposed border checks.
Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs said checks will resume on a phased basis.
Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.
Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border
An estimated 600 to 700 children remain apart from their families.
'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border
The Tánaiste said there would be gardaí policing rules around inter-county travel.
Mexico and US to address 'root causes of migration'
Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador only recently congratulated the US president-elect on his victory.
Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links
Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.
Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.
New restrictions loom in North as nearly 2,000 new cases confirmed on island of Ireland yesterday
The figures seen yesterday in Ireland were the largest in several months.
Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany
It’s the first time the disease, which affects pigs and wild boar, has broken out in Germany.
NPHET to attend North-South council meeting, as Taoiseach set to discuss travel restrictions
The council, one of the bodies set up under the Belfast Agreement, will meet in Dublin today for the first time since 2016.
Northern Ireland should protect against the spread of Covid-19 from Britain, says O’Neill
First Minister Arlene Foster wants to preserve free movement for the sake of business and family life.
'The UK’s new start': £705m to be spent on British-EU borders - Northern Ireland plans yet to be published
£235 million will be spent on staffing and IT systems, while £470 million will be spent on port and inland infrastructure.
McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms
The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.
Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing
Drew Harris and Simon Byrne conducted a joint patrol with local officers on the Tyrone/Monaghan border today.
TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU'
Turkey has claimed Greece is using live rounds against people at the border, saying three have been killed.
UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations
The DUP has not signed up to support the deal.
British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US'
A three-month-old and two-year-old twins are among those being detained.
Deal or no deal: Donald Tusk says there are 'certain doubts' on the British side
“We’ll see, I’m still hopeful,” he said, adding things would become clearer in the next seven or eight hours.
Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal
Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.
Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?
The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.
Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto
Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.
'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject
The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.
Boris Johnson promises ‘good solution’ to Irish border in formal Brexit plan
Johnson’s comments follow the fall-out from the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop with a series of customs posts.
Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant'
Richard Tice, an MEP for the East of England, also explained trade across the Northern Irish border by comparing it to a jar of Smarties.
Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes
“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”
'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border
He said a timeline for how long the checks would be operational will have to be agreed.
Allowing customs checks on the island of Ireland amounts to 'political vandalism', says McDonald
The Sinn Féin leader claims border checks would breach the Good Friday Agreement.
Explosion near border was deliberate attempt to kill police officers, PSNI says
The explosion has been condemned by politicians on both sides of the border.