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# 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.

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

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.

# brexit - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Neale Richmond: Brexit was no one hit wonder - the Tory party fostered this toxic sentiment over many years

Neale Richmond says the UK has become a slave to insular thinking and it has led them to Brexit and the current mess it has caused.

# brexit - Friday 18 September, 2020

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'

Von der Leyen said the UK Internal Market Bill had “distracted very strongly” from the upcoming deadline.

# brexit - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic means hard Brexit 'could impact Irish economy even worse than feared'

However, new research has found that no sector is severely exposed to both the shocks of the pandemic and a hard Brexit.

# brexit - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Budget will be based on the assumption of no deal Brexit, say ministers

Budget 2021 will be no windfall but will target those sectors impacted the most.

Twin threats of Covid-19 and Brexit mean the economy is 'not yet ready to carry itself', Ibec warns

Ibec outlined measures it sees as central to supporting businesses and the economy over the coming year.

# brexit - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Opinion: Boris and his friends are living in a post-truth 'Alice and Brexitland'

Former ambassador Bobby McDonagh says Johnson’s team have used every excuse to cover their breach of international law, short of the PM eating his own homework.

# brexit - Monday 14 September, 2020

Brexit rebellion: David Cameron raises concerns over controversial bill, making a clean sweep of former PMs

Former attorney general Geoffrey Cox has also described it as ‘unconscionable’

# brexit - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is a Sinn Féin Minister for Defence really that unthinkable?

Lee says he feels conflicted about the possibility of a Sinn Féin government but admits the party now has a mandate that deserves recognition.

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?

The Meath-East TD, who worked in European law and twice ran as an MEP candidate, talks to TheJournal.ie about an extraordinary Brexit week.

# brexit - Saturday 12 September, 2020

EU is threatening 'blockade' on British food to Northern Ireland and to 'carve up' the UK, Boris Johnson says

Writing in the Telegraph, Johnson has argued in favour of the Bill as rebel Tories mount a plan to amend the legislation.

Opinion: Is Britain on the path to becoming a rogue state?

The UK government this week told the Commons that it would be breaking international law in relation to Brexit in ‘a limited and specific way’. Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza says she’s seen this before.

# brexit - Friday 11 September, 2020

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance

The UK has said that it won’t drop measures that would undermine the Withdrawal Agreement.

# brexit - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Extremely serious violation': EU spells out its displeasure as it delivers ultimatum to UK in tense meeting

The EU has called on the British government to withdraw proposed measures that would breach the withdrawal agreement.

Quiz: Can you finish these Brexit catchphrases?

In a specific and limited way.

Poll: Do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?

“Trust has been eroded”, the Taoiseach says, – but is this all just a British negotiation tactic?