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#Brexit

# brexit - Today’s News

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs was speaking to RTÉ ahead of Cabinet discussions for no-deal Brexit planning.

'This is not related to Brexit': 3,500 jobs at risk after Honda announces closure of UK factory

The firm blamed “unprecedented changes” in the industry for the decision.

Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime

There has been speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification Ireland.

# brexit - Yesterday’s News

Coveney: 'We are spending hundreds of millions of euro preparing for a no-deal Brexit'

Coveney met with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels today.

Young people in the North could be 'groomed into violent activity' if hard border returns, report claims

A new report warns that a hard border could materialise after six weeks due to a no-deal Brexit.

Seven Labour MPs quit the party claiming it's 'institutionally anti-semitic' and run by 'the machine of the hard left' Splitters This post contains videos

Seven Labour MPs quit the party claiming it's 'institutionally anti-semitic' and run by 'the machine of the hard left'

The MPs stopped short of forming a new party and will now sit in parliament as The Independent Group.

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions

John Connolly, the group’s leader in prison in the 2000s, says things would change dramatically in the event of a hard border.

# brexit - Sunday 17 February, 2019

If you're Irish and living in the UK, you have to travel home to vote now

Irish citizens’ rights to fly home to vote expires after 18 months of residency in the UK.

British airline Flybmi blames Brexit as it announces it will cease operations

The airline had been unable to secure post-Brexit flying contracts in Europe.

# brexit - Friday 15 February, 2019

Taoiseach doesn't think no-deal Brexit is 'inevitable' but wants end to 'political purgatory'

Political leaders were out in force for the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit today at Dublin Castle.

# brexit - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Theresa May suffers another Brexit defeat as MPs vote down motion

Votes on amendments to Theresa May’s deal will be held today and possibly on 27 February, too.

The Dutch government is using a giant blue mascot to warn of Brexit risks

Around 40 companies last year moved their operations from the UK to the Netherlands because of Brexit.

# brexit - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

From The42 Racing could get home venue semi-final as EPCR allay Brexit-related fears Stadium

Racing could get home venue semi-final as EPCR allay Brexit-related fears

Leinster or Ulster could have to face the French club in their Parisian home stadium.

'I wondered had I turned into Rip Van Winkle,' Bertie Ahern tells UK Brexit committee

The former Taoiseach insisted repeatedly that “Northern Ireland is not the same as the rest of the UK”.

Mary Lou accuses the UK of playing a 'game of chicken' with Irish interests, in British media blitz

The Sinn Féin leader also accused the British Prime Minister Theresa May of acting “in bad faith”.

# brexit - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

UK's chief negotiator overheard saying Brexit delay expected if May's deal not passed

Conservative MP Steve Baker has downplayed reports of Olly Robbins’ comments in a Brussels bar.

Theresa May says UK still wants the backstop tweak, and tees up another vote

A debate on the Brexit withdrawal deal was due to be voted on by tomorrow – as there’s been no change, that’s been pushed back.

Report contradicts UK minister's claim that no public money spent on no-ships ferry contract

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is coming under fire after claiming that no public funds were spent on the Seaborne Freight contract.

# brexit - Monday 11 February, 2019

UK plans drone 'swarm squadrons' after Brexit, says defence secretary

Gavin Williamson said Britain must strengthen its global presence after Brexit.

May rejects Corbyn's pitch as yet another week of Brexit debate looms in House of Commons

EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has said there is very little time left to settle a final Brexit deal.

Seven in 10 SMEs think Brexit will have negative impact and many are cancelling investment plans

Despite this, just 8% of businesses have engaged in formal planning to deal with the outcome of Brexit.

# brexit - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process Very Hard Border This post contains videos

Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process

He accused some politicians of “playing fast and loose” with the peace process in Northern Ireland.

'It's nuts': Crews from China, South Korea and Australia descend on border amid 'no-deal' fears

Media outlets across the globe are sending crews to border counties as the Brexit countdown continues.

# brexit - Saturday 9 February, 2019

The surreal reality of life in 'the most militarised area of western Europe'

TheJournal.ie visited Dromintee GAA club to hear locals’ concerns of a hard Brexit.

UK government terminates £13.8m contract with Seaborne Freight for no-deal Brexit ferries

It’s been reported that the contract was cancelled after an Irish company, Arklow Shipping, withdrew its backing.

A heightened sense of Brexit 'WTF' in Clones

Locals in Clones, at the border with Co Fermanagh, say there’s huge concern at the possible disruption to daily life.

# brexit - Friday 8 February, 2019

Theresa May arrives in Dublin for crunch talks with Varadkar

Varadkar greeted May at Farmleigh and they will both attend dinner together.

Sky News poll shows Brexit has damaged UK's reputation for majority of Irish people

Data showed that the majority of Irish people would rather cut ties with the UK than the EU.

Crunch talks for Varadkar and May in Dublin today as both sides refuse to back down on backstop

The Taoiseach and Prime Minister are having dinner in Dublin tonight, with one topic atop their agenda.

# brexit - Thursday 7 February, 2019

May given official notice EU won't re-open withdrawal deal in 'robust' talks No

May given official notice EU won't re-open withdrawal deal in 'robust' talks

Jean-Claude Juncker has, however, said he’s open to adding wording to the political declaration.

Government urged to 'apply more dynamic thinking' to solving housing crisis

An Oireachtas Housing Committee report has been critical of the government’s approach to solving the housing crisis.

Leo said Donald Tusk would get 'terrible trouble' from the UK press. Here's what they said

Tusk said there was a “special place in hell” for unprepared Brexiteers.

It's now only 50 days to Brexit and Theresa May is in Brussels again looking for a new deal

EU leaders have said the agreed deal will not be renegotiated.

Was the Brexit timeline always unrealistic? Back in 1982 it took Greenland three years to leave

It took Greenland three years to complete their exit negotiations with the EEC and that was a lot less difficult, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Salaries predicted to rise by 5% on average this year as employers forecast Irish jobs Brexit boost

Consumer sentiment was strong in January as spenders wait to see how Brexit will affect their pockets.

# brexit - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Theresa May to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Friday

The two leaders will discuss the current Brexit landscape.

FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers?

All hell broke loose after his speech in Brussels today – here’s what he actually said.

'Special place in hell' for no-plan Brexiteers, says EU's Tusk

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is in Brussels today for talks with EU leaders.

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