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# brexit - Today’s News

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank

Mortgage transactions have recovered since the summer, according to the latest data.

# brexit - Yesterday’s News

Joe Biden says Northern Ireland border must remain open after Brexit

Biden told reporters yesterday that he did not want to see “a guarded border”.

# brexit - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Possible two-way ban on meat products between UK and Ireland 'concerning', says Agriculture Minister

RTÉ reports that the UK intends to replicate the EU’s food safety regime which restricts meat products from outside the union.

# brexit - Monday 23 November, 2020

Taoiseach warns businesses to 'get it into your heads' that things will be different after Brexit Clock Is Ticking This post contains videos

Taoiseach warns businesses to 'get it into your heads' that things will be different after Brexit

The UK’s post-Brexit transitionary period ends on 31 December.

# brexit - Saturday 21 November, 2020

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal

Business groups welcomed the announcement but warned that firms face a ‘cliff edge’ without deals with the EU and other nations.

# brexit - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

No Brexit deal could lead to ‘organised crime bonanza’ on border, NI Justice Minister warns

Naomi Long sounded the warning as she gave evidence to a Westminster committee.

# brexit - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

# brexit - Monday 16 November, 2020

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels

Chief British negotiator David Frost says he and his team are working hard for an agreement.

# brexit - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Coveney: No Brexit deal if UK allowed to break international law

Simon Coveney has called for a ‘dialling down’ of rhetoric during Brexit talks.

# brexit - Friday 13 November, 2020

Dominic Cummings ‘set to leave Downing Street by Christmas’

Cummings and Lee Cain are close political allies, having worked together since the Brexit campaign.

# brexit - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'

The EU wants a deal by mid-November ahead of the end of the transition period.

# brexit - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Pre-Brexit stockpiling creating surge in Irish Sea shipping demand

Stena Line has chartered an extra ship in response to the increased movement of goods.

# brexit - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

UK government vows to press on with Brexit bill despite Lords defeat

Minister Simon Coveney told BBC2’s Newsnight the UK government’s stance had “undermined trust”.

# brexit - Monday 9 November, 2020

UK government suffers heavy defeat over controversial ‘law-breaking’ Brexit powers

Conservative former leader Lord Howard of Lympne led the calls for the Prime Minister to ‘think again’.

Nigel Farage's plans to rebrand the Brexit Party have hit a snag

The Reform think tank says the proposed name is already gone.

Coveney: Biden victory could give Downing Street 'pause for thought' as Brexit talks near end

Coveney described Biden as a “real friend to Ireland” who has made clear his position on the Good Friday Agreement.

# brexit - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Raab ‘confident’ Northern Ireland hurdles can be overcome to ensure Brexit trade deal

He said he believed a deal with the EU could still be done if the latter shows ‘flexibility’ and ‘good will’.

# brexit - Saturday 7 November, 2020

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

# brexit - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks

Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.

# brexit - Monday 2 November, 2020

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.

# brexit - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Brexit questions answered: A few things of note about what will change

Brexit continues to trundle towards us – here’s a bit more information about what is changing.

# brexit - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Coveney says post-Brexit trade deal ‘likely but will not be easy’

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said talks between the EU and UK are in a ‘very serious zone’.

# brexit - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Brexit is coming: Here's what will change after 31 December 2020

British driving licences made invalid, a customs-check comeback, and what to do with the UK landbridge.

# brexit - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

# brexit - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished

That’s according to Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s lead official on EU exit.

Another bout of post-Brexit trade talks is to take place in London this week

Despite British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deadline of the EU summit, another round of talks are taking place this week.

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told

Members of the UK’s House of Lords addressed an Oireachtas Committee about the Internal Market Bill.

Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'

The transition period in which to agree a trade deal between the EU and UK ends on 31 December.

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

# brexit - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

EU 'remains available' for talks but Johnson to warn businesses to be ready for no trade deal

The latest impasse over Brexit comes with only 10 weeks left to secure a post-Brexit transition trade deal.

# brexit - Monday 19 October, 2020

'What?': Theresa May shows disbelief at Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security plan Brexit This post contains videos

'What?': Theresa May shows disbelief at Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security plan

May asked senior Tory minister Michael Gove what the post-Brexit security plan for the UK was, and didn’t like the answer he gave.

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue

The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

# brexit - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Michael Gove says EU 'not serious' about securing Brexit deal

The Cabinet Office minister said EU officials will have to back down if chief negotiator Michel Barnier is to resume negotiations in London this week.

# brexit - Friday 16 October, 2020

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit

The Taoiseach has emphasised the importance of securing an agreement on fisheries if there was to be an overall trade deal.

Thousands call for huge new Brexit 'lorry park' in Kent to be named after Nigel Farage

Up to 1,700 lorries will be able to park at the new facility, which is under construction next to the M20 in Ashford.

# brexit - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion

EU leaders met today in Brussels for a two-day summit.

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck

A draft deal hasn’t been created yet, with wide gaps remaining between the two sides on State aid and fisheries.

# brexit - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

British government awards post-Brexit freight contracts worth £77.6m to four ferry companies

The government said the arrangement will ensure vital supplies continue to be delivered to the UK whatever the outcome of negotiations.

# brexit - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms

Johnson spoke to the French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday.

# brexit - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron

Johnson spoke with the French leader by phone today.

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