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#Brexit

# brexit - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Donohoe says he 'won't make the mistake' of tax cuts in Budget 2020 given no-deal Brexit risk

“We won’t make the mistake of decreasing the tax the one day and having to increase it the next,” the minister said.

Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'

Businesses in the North are likely to face an immediate adverse effect from a no-deal, according to the Yellowhammer documents.

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland

University College London is working with Irish universities on the project.

# brexit - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

British government warns of Channel delays and electricity price hikes in no-deal planning document

The six-page document lays out no-deal Brexit preparations from the British government.

A Scottish court declared prorogation unlawful - so what happens next?

All eyes are now on an appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

Finance minister rules out personal tax cuts in Budget, says any welfare changes will be targeted

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe brought the proposal to the Government today.

Katy Hayward: 50 days out from Brexit, could a Northern Ireland-specific backstop be the key to a deal?

What was anathema yesterday is apparently the favoured option today, writes Katy Hayward.

Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous'

She told her party’s away day in Louth that the Irish government cannot blink as too much is at stake.

UK govt to appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament was 'unlawful'

This case was initially brought by SNP MP Joanna Cherry.

51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds

That’s according to the latest poll published by Lord Ashcroft.

# brexit - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Northern Ireland-only backstop ruled out by Boris Johnson, says DUP

The party met with the UK prime minister today.

Phil Hogan set to take up key role as EU Trade Commissioner

This follows his renomination as Ireland’s commissioner to the EU earlier this year.

Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol

The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member nations in 1999.

Micheál Martin says there would 'need to be' a carbon tax in Budget 2020

A climate change focus in the Budget will be necessary, said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

The UK Parliament has been suspended. So what happens next?

After MPs rejected an early election once again, parliament has been suspended.

'Shame on you': Chaos in House of Commons as MPs attempt to block suspension of parliament

The five-week suspension of parliament began in the early hours of this morning.

MPs reject Boris Johnson's second attempt to call general election

Parliament will be suspended and will resume on 14 October.

Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish

Emma DeSouza has won three court cases against the UK’s Home Office, which has argued that she is a British citizen.

# brexit - Monday 9 September, 2019

As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation

It’s another busy night of Brexit. Follow here for the latest updates.

MPs vote to force UK government to disclose no-deal planning and prorogation communications

In a vote this evening, the motion was passed 311 votes to 302.

As it happened: No breakthroughs as Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar met in Dublin

There’s still plenty more Brexit action to come today. Stay with us for updates.

What happens during a prorogation ceremony?

The UK parliament is set to be suspended, but not before a formal ceremony.

John Bercow to step down as House of Commons Speaker

Bercow said his job as speaker had been the greatest honour of his professional life.

Micheál Martin rules out election this year and says 'national interest' must come first

Martin said the country will most likely go to the polls in early spring next year.

Why did Leo Varadkar tell Boris Johnson that Ireland could be the UK's 'Athena'?

We look at what the Taoiseach could have been implying when talking about the Greek goddess.

'Significant gaps remain' after Boris Johnson's meeting with Leo Varadkar

“This problem of Brexit was not, to be perfectly frank, a conundrum that Ireland ever wished for,” Johnson said in Dublin today.

Johnson arrives in Dublin for talks with Varadkar today

Varadkar said today’s meeting is an opportunity for the two leaders to get to know each other better.

# brexit - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Taoiseach says meeting with Johnson chance to see if there's any common ground

The Taoiseach said he’s not anticipating any breakthroughs during tomorrow’s meeting with the UK PM.

Amber Rudd says no evidence Johnson's government trying to get deal with EU

Theresa Coffey has replaced Rudd following her resignation last night.

# brexit - Saturday 7 September, 2019

FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland?

The claim surfaced in the media this week as a result of information published on the UK government’s website.

'Outlook is bleak': Irish retail group to meet UK MPs amid no-deal Brexit fears

Retail Excellence Ireland has also asked the government for the secondment of a Revenue worker to assist their Brexit planning.

Allowing customs checks on the island of Ireland amounts to 'political vandalism', says McDonald

The Sinn Féin leader claims border checks would breach the Good Friday Agreement.

# brexit - Friday 6 September, 2019

Varadkar 'doesn't expect any breakthroughs' in meeting with Johnson on Monday

The two leaders have very different views on Brexit.

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?

In this week’s episode of The Explainer,

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension

The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.

'Trust the public with hard facts': Micheál Martin calls on government to publish no-deal Brexit plans

He said the government should also make it clear how much new arrangements after Brexit are likely to cost.

Police chief criticises Boris Johnson for using officers as backdrop for a political speech

“I was disappointed to see my police officers as a backdrop to the part of the speech that was not related to recruitment.”

A legal challenge to prorogation has failed - setting up an appeal to the Supreme Court

A decision on the legality of prorogation is also expected in a Scottish court.

# brexit - Thursday 5 September, 2019

John Major says Boris Johnson's advisers could 'poison the political atmosphere beyond repair'

The former prime minister took particular aim at Dominic Cummings, calling him a “political anarchist”.