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# Deal or no deal

This year
# Deal or no deal
'Huge progress' made in Protocol talks but Varadkar plays down prospect of a deal this week
The Taoiseach told reporters that he wanted to avoid commentary that would make a deal harder to reach.
Last year
# Deal
Challenging but achievable: Govt announces 25% emission reduction target for agriculture sector
Weeks of negotiations were not completed before yesterday’s final Cabinet meeting of the summer.
The government previously set out a 22-30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions target for the agriculture sector.
Farming groups pushed for a target at the lower end but climate experts say close to 30% is needed to meet overall emissions targets.
The EPA said last week that Ireland’s 2021 greenhouse gas emissions increased compared to the previous year.
Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions
# Deal or no deal
Twitter says it will follow through on Musk deal despite the billionaire dragging his heels
Musk has said he has issues with the number of spam/bot accounts on the site.
All time
# Deal or no deal
Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen
The two leaders have agreed a “firm decision” should be taken about the future of the talks by Sunday, a Downing Street source said.
The two leaders aimed to break ongoing deadlock ahead of EU summit tomorrow
Negotiations stalled on fishing rights, the level playing-field and how trade disputes are to be resolved
Cabinet minister Michael Gove says EU will have to give ground if there is to be a breakthrough
Three-month 'grace period' will mean Brexit agri-checks won't apply to foods sent to NI supermarkets
Explainer: Is this the final throw of the dice before a post-Brexit deal is struck?
# Deal or no deal
Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron
Johnson spoke with the French leader by phone today.
# Brexit
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.
# Deal or no deal
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.
# Deal or no deal
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.
# no extension
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.
Burnley set to keep Brady but Hendrick's future remains unclear
Newcastle United want to sign both Irish internationals but Clarets will trigger clause in Brady’s contract and hope Hendrick stays.
# Deal or no deal
Voters set to see what parties are arguing over as draft Stormont deal to be published
Publishing a draft text prior to securing a deal represent a new approach.
# Deal or no deal
Explainer: What you should expect as MPs prepare to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal
Boris Johnson faces a significant challenge if he wants to get his deal through the House of Commons.
# Brexit
Deal or no deal: Donald Tusk says there are 'certain doubts' on the British side
“We’ll see, I’m still hopeful,” he said, adding things would become clearer in the next seven or eight hours.
# Deal or no deal
'The clock is ticking': EU warns a lot of work to be done before Brexit deal
He even hinted he may even have to ‘eat my words’ and support a plan close to May’s rejected agreement.
# Tunnel vision
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.
# Deal or no deal
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.
# Deal or no deal
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.
# Deal or no deal
'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.
# Deal or no deal
Barnier 'not optimistic' about avoiding no-deal Brexit and says deal can't be changed
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier made his comments in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph today.
# Deal or no deal
Jeremy Corbyn says he wants to 'legislate rapidly' to stop parliament suspension
A number of court proceedings have been initiated across the UK to stop the suspension.
# Deal or no deal
Brexit: British MPs agree strategy to block any Johnson bid for a no-deal exit
The Labour Party’s John McDonnell called Boris Johnson a danger to democracy.
# Brexit
The UK just added over £2 billion to its no-deal preparation fund
Chancellor Sajid Javid made the policy announcement.
# Deal or no deal
What can the new British prime minister expect in the coming days?
Boris Johnson is likely to become the Conservative Party leader next week.
# Deal or no deal
Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'
Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that.
# Deal or no deal
Explainer: Indicative votes ahead as MPs 'take back control' - but will it make a difference to Brexit?
Theresa May wanted a meaningful vote this week, but instead has a series of indicative votes instead.
# Deal or no deal
Here's how various post-Brexit scenarios could impact the Irish economy
A new ESRI and Department of Finance report has examined what could happen in various scenarios.
MPs rule out no-deal Brexit in any circumstances after muddled House of Commons vote
MPs are due to vote again today at 7pm – this time, it’s whether to rule out a no-deal Brexit.
# Deal or no deal
Michel Barnier offers UK a new Brexit deal with just 21 days to go to the deadline
Barnier said there are still options available to the UK.
# Deal or no deal
North Korea offers to hold more nuclear talks with US despite this week's summit breakdown
A meeting between the two countries this week ended unexpectedly early.
# Deal or no deal
Revenue not planning for customs posts but says it is ready for no-deal Brexit
Revenue has scaled up its Customs IT systems to handle the increased transaction levels.
# Deal or no deal
'It's time to take stock': Former Brexit secretary urges Theresa May to delay Brexit vote again
David Davis said that it was time for the UK “to take stock” ahead of the planned crucial vote.
# backstop
'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history
The Tánaiste said today it would be foolish to focus on any other solution to the border issue than the backstop.
# Deal or no deal
Poll: Do you think Ireland is ready for a no-deal Brexit?
The Irish government has published its plans – but it has no provisions for a hard border with Northern Ireland.
# Brexit ready
'A sobering read': Here's the Irish government's no-deal Brexit plan
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said that this was a “damage-limiting exercise”.
# Deal or no deal
UK cabinet to consider intensifying no-deal Brexit preparations
There’s now just 101 days until Britain is set to exit the European Union.
# Deal or no deal
Prospect of second Brexit referendum is something UK will have to decide for themselves, says Taoiseach
Following yesterday’s summit, the focus now shifts to the UK Prime Minister who is beginning an intensive campaign to sell the Brexit deal to her parliament.
# Deal or no deal
'It's out of order' - Carragher defends Declan Rice's contract stance
The West Ham youngster has faced criticism for failing to negotiate a new deal at the London Stadium.
# Deal or no deal
UK drivers may have to pay extra £5 to drive in EU as licence 'may no longer be valid'
The UK’s latest policy document doesn’t rule out this applying for UK drivers in Ireland in the wake of a no-deal Brexit.
# Deal or no deal
Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'
Simon Coveney says the October deadline can be pushed out, but not by much.
# Deal or no deal
UK Brexit negotiator says deal is '80% agreed'
Dominic Raab held talks with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier earlier this week.