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#Brexit

# brexit - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'Alarm bells': Tánaiste expresses concern ahead of publication of law-breaking Brexit bill

The government says the bill is intended to ensure Northern Ireland can trade freely with Britain.

# brexit - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments Brandon Lewis This post contains videos

Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis said that UK proposals over the EU agreement could “break international law”.

The Explainer: Why is Brexit back in the news?

It’s like it has never gone away… the latest on why the Brexit trade talks are causing a kerfuffle.

UK government’s legal head resigns ‘over plans to override Brexit withdrawal deal’

The Financial Times claims Sir Jonathan has resigned due to a dispute with Downing Street.

Defiant Boris 'won't back down': UK front pages react to Brexit latest

The rising prospect that Boris Johnson will backtrack on the Brexit agreement dominates the UK front pages.

Brexit: The adults are no longer in charge in Downing Street

Former ambassador Bobby McDonagh says the Cummings-driven cabal of ‘weirdos and misfits’ are now steering the UK onto a dangerous path in the Brexit negotiations.

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations

Trade talks will resume in London today.

Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations

Today’s Cabinet meeting is set to be dominated about Brexit.

# brexit - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

Boris Johnson: Trade talks shouldn't go on after 15 October if there's still no EU-UK agreement

The UK is reportedly planning legislation to overwrite key elements of the Withdrawal Agreement.

# brexit - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Brexit deal and Northern Ireland arrangements should be 'scrapped', says Sammy Wilson

The DUP MP appeared to contradict his party leader Arlene Foster.

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU

David Frost was speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

# brexit - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Michel Barnier says he will miss Phil Hogan, who he met with weekly as Trade Commissioner

The EU’s Chief negotiator said that the UK side “continues to disappoint” on three main issues in Brexit trade talks.

# brexit - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

# brexit - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels

Officials from the EU and UK sides will enter into detailed haggling today and tomorrow.

# brexit - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Taoiseach has first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The two leaders are discussing management of Covid-19 and Brexit negotiations.

# brexit - Friday 7 August, 2020

Gove in Belfast to promote Trader Support Service to help NI businesses avoid Brexit red tape

An initial £50 million will set up the service, with the full contract worth up to £200 million.

# brexit - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Post-Brexit deadlock: EU and UK still can't agree on level-playing field and fisheries

“On State aid, we have made no progress at all,” Michel Barnier said.

# brexit - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund?

Member states will have to produce national recovery plans to access the funds.

# brexit - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee said businesses had been left in the dark.

# brexit - Sunday 12 July, 2020

'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.

# brexit - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks

Significant differences remain between the EU and the UK.

# brexit - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court

The fourth round of Brexit trade talks ended a day early this week.

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...

Leopold Kerney was an Irish diplomat in the first half of the last century and we can learn much from his handling of Britain, writes historian Barry Whelan.

Round 4 of Brexit trade talks: 'Green lane' progress, and a glimpse of the UK's IT system for customs

There was progress both at the negotiation table in Brussels, and from the UK on customs technology.

# brexit - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster'

Today had been the date set for both sides to reach an agreement on fisheries. But of course, more time is needed.

# brexit - Monday 29 June, 2020

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

# brexit - Saturday 20 June, 2020

From tigers in the tank to no 'Christmas-tree' EU report: A wild week in Brexit talks

Agreement on momentum, but it doesn’t take too deep a look to see the tensions.

# brexit - Monday 15 June, 2020

UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’

European Council chief Charles Michel said the EU would not be pressured into buying a “pig in a poke”.

Boris Johnson to hold video call with Ursula von der Leyen in bid to revive post-Brexit trade talks

The high level meeting will take place by video conference as the clock counts down on the transition period.

# brexit - Sunday 14 June, 2020

It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large

Fine Gael’s Neale Richmond is calling for an extension to the trade talks to take Covid-19 into account and avoid a no-deal Brexit.

# brexit - Saturday 13 June, 2020

'Northern Ireland is a pilot project': About the UK's staggered custom checks plan

In a strange turn of events, because of the Protocol the North will have post-Brexit checks six months before Great Britain.

# brexit - Friday 12 June, 2020

EU accepts UK's confirmation that it won’t seek extension to Brexit transition period

It comes despite the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales pushing for an extension past the new year.

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.

# brexit - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Arlene Foster says she fears Brexit trade talks ‘are not going particularly well’

The NI First Minister said she wants to see a trade deal agreed.

# brexit - Friday 5 June, 2020

UK backtracking on key Brexit commitments, says Michel Barnier

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier lamented that no progress had been made in the fourth round of post-Brexit trade talks

Businesses call for detail on Northern Ireland protocol from British government

A Brexit working group of NI businesses said more details were needed to help prepare for 1 January 2021.

# brexit - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official

The UK government’s Brexit deal means checks are needed at ports in Northern Ireland.

# brexit - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period

The idea was backed by Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party, but opposed by the DUP and UUP.