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# 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

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'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.

# brexit - Friday 9 October, 2020

UK strategy to propose Internal Markets Bill likely 'a high stakes gamble'

A comprehensive report analyses the policy decisions around the Internal Market Bill, and where it leaves Brexit trade talks.

# brexit - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Around 17,000 UK driver licences in Ireland need to be traded in before the end of the year

The NDLS is expecting a surge in applications in the final weeks before the transition period ends on 31 December.

# brexit - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

‘Very challenging situation’ for Ireland if UK breaches international law, McEntee says

The Justice Minister said there will be ‘shock and surprise’ if the UK backs out of NI Protocol.

# brexit - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Boris Johnson says EU-UK trade deal 'there to be done'

Intense talks are now set to take place in coming days in a bid to reach a deal.

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Poll: As the EU and the UK enter last-ditch talks, do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?

Both sides agreed to renew their efforts to reach a compromise yesterday.

# brexit - Saturday 3 October, 2020

UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues

Yesterday, Ursula von der Leyen warned that time was running out.

Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit

Neale Richmond says businesses must be on guard and ready for what Brexit brings, regardless of what comes of the fractured political process.

# brexit - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today

Micheál Martin has said the government is preparing its latest Budget on the basis of a no-deal Brexit.

# brexit - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Checks on agri-food goods will take place between Britain and the North, minister confirms

Brandon Lewis committed to a ‘slimmed-down Finance Bill’ later this year.

# brexit - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

UK MPs back controversial Brexit legislation despite ‘law-breaking’ concerns

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill will undergo further scrutiny in the House of Lords after clearing the Commons.

The beginning of the end: This could be the final week of post-Brexit trade talks

The EU can pursue and win a legal challenge, but isn’t talking that up because we don’t need “two loaded revolvers on the table,” Neale Richmond said.

# brexit - Monday 28 September, 2020

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says

Mulvaney, the former Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, took up the role of Special Envoy in March.

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal

It’s set to be a big week in Brussels, as the UK and the EU resume talks.

# brexit - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Irish businesses being asked to upskill workforces in preparation for Brexit

Clear Customs is an online training programme to support affected Irish companies.

# brexit - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Where is the troublesome Internal Market Bill at?

An amendment this week means there will need to be a House of Commons vote before the powers are implemented.

# brexit - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond

Noelle O Connell says it’s easy for us to keep the focus on what’s happening across the Irish Sea, but if we look beyond, there is a huge body of support for Ireland in the face of Brexit.

Children in care and modern slavery victims 'could lose right to live in UK after Brexit'

Experts from the University of Oxford have issued the warning today.

# brexit - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

No post-Brexit trade deal with EU could hit UK economy 'three times harder' than Covid-19 in long term

A report from a think tank based on modelling from the London School of Economics paint a grim picture as far as the UK economy is concerned.

Ireland bids to get European weather forecasting centre relocated from the UK to Dublin

Due to Brexit, the centre will have to move from Reading in the UK.

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

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