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#Brexit

# brexit - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Brexit talks continue as Boris Johnson pledges 'Super Saturday' parliament vote next week

Johnson will challenge MPs to back any deal he has secured from Brussels when parliament sits on a weekend next Saturday.

# brexit - Friday 11 October, 2019

Michel Barnier given go-ahead from EU to return to intensive Brexit talks

Chances of a breakthrough appeared to rise after yesterday’s face-to-face talks.

The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising

A no-deal scenario would also cost Ireland 73,000 jobs over the next two years, according to analysts’ predictions.

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens

The number of foreign-born citizens seeking an Irish citizenship has more than trebled in three years.

# brexit - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson say they can 'see a pathway to a possible deal'

Their discussions concentrated on ‘the challenges of customs and consent’.

# brexit - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Leo Varadkar to meet Boris Johnson tomorrow to discuss securing a Brexit deal

Michel Barnier said today that the EU and UK are “not really in a position to be able to find an agreement at this time”.

Pro-Brexit group apologises and deletes 'xenophobic' tweet targeting Germany's Merkel

The tweet featured an image of Merkel and invoked Britain’s wartime victories.

Poll: Are we heading for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are we heading for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October?

We’re now just 22 days away.

'We are not nodding dogs': Tory ministers 'ready to resign' over no-deal Brexit

A “very large number” of MPs are also reportedly poised to resign if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

# brexit - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Budget 2020: Winners and losers

Every Budget brings good news and bad news.

30 cent minimum wage increase deferred due to threat of no-deal Brexit

The increase was set to take the minimum wage past the €10 mark for the first time.

Toilet paper manufacturer says UK supplies 'will not withstand' a no-deal Brexit

Essity has warned UK consumers that warned that toilet paper stocks are “not unlimited”.

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week

Tusk made his comments on Twitter.

The Queen has approved another suspension of the UK's parliament

House of Commons business will be suspended until next Monday.

Here's what the government has planned for its €1.2 billion no-deal Brexit package

There was a focus on protecting agriculture, tourism, small-to-medium businesses, and those along the border in today’s Budget.

Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know

How will today’s announcements affect you?

Cabinet to discuss divorce proposals amid fears Brexit could impact recognition of UK separations

New legislation will reduce the length of time couples must be separated before divorcing.

Cameron says Johnson must 'compromise more' if he wants to avoid no-deal Brexit

“Boris is compromising and I suspect may have to move a bit more. And the EU should compromise too.”

UK government debt set to rocket in event of no-deal Brexit, think tank warns

The UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October.

Budget 2020 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

The Government has flagged this year’s budget as a no-deal Brexit budget.

# brexit - Monday 7 October, 2019

Scottish judge dismisses Brexit extension legal action

Judge Lord Pentland said he was satisfied with assurances from the Prime Minister that he would comply with legislation.

Fears over using list of potential issues affecting Ireland post-Brexit to undermine negotiations

A list of potential issues was allegedly made by Michael Gove’s Brexit operations committee.

Dairy industry in Northern Ireland could be 'wiped out' by no-deal Brexit

The tariff and administrative burden would create a crisis of epic proportions, said the Dairy Council Northern Ireland.

No ID stickers needed for Northern Irish cars travelling south in event of no-deal Brexit, confirms Ross

The minister confirmed this in a written statement on 2 October.

Irish businesses 'will need €1.5bn' to prevent job losses if there is a no-deal Brexit

Many firms face collapse if supports are not urgently put in place, Ibec has warned.

Macron tells Boris: The EU will decide by the end of this week whether a Brexit deal is possible

Johnson yesterday said the UK is “walking out” of the EU on 31 October.

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms KBC

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms

The KBC Consumer Sentiment Index has fallen to 75.3% in September from 77.2% in August.

# brexit - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?

UUP leader Robin Swann announced that he was stepping down this week.

Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'

The British PM has written a column for The Sun on Sunday underlining how his recent proposals are key.

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government

The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# brexit - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Taoiseach expected to meet with Boris Johnson next week

Varadkar said the ‘time is tight” for a Brexit deal to be struck.

'Everybody assumes we're a bunch of hairy-ass loons': What is the Brexit Party up to?

The Brexit Party is preparing for an election – by using a technology called Pericles, in reference to one of Bojo’s historic heroes.

Thousands march in pro-independence protest in Scotland

Scotland voted against independence in a 2014 referendum by 55 percent.

'Pan-Celtic political culture': McDonald calls for shared approach to Brexit from Ireland and Wales

McDonald was speaking at a conference of the Welsh political party Plaid Cymru this afternoon.

Labour MP: 'The border is something we are utterly complicit in - we’ve got to be part of the solution'

Labour’s shadow minister for Northern Ireland Stephen Pound said that the UK’s perception of Ireland is changing.

We have some sort of UK proposals for the Irish border - so now what?

In short: your guess is as good as ours.

# brexit - Friday 4 October, 2019

Author 'amazed' at reaction in Ireland to Brexit comments

Greer told BBC Question Time last night that ‘Ireland owes the UK nothing’.

EU leaders rebuff Johnson by denying request for weekend Brexit talks

Johnson also repeated that he would not delay Brexit, despite his lawyers telling a Scottish court the opposite.