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# eu - Monday 3 December, 2018

Ireland's DNA database to be shared with other European countries to help fight cross-border crime

Ireland’s DNA database holds 16,361 DNA profiles of suspected offenders and convicted offenders.

# eu - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Black people face 'dire picture' of racism in Europe

Ireland has been ranked as the second worst among EU countries where black people have experienced “racist violence”.

# eu - Monday 26 November, 2018

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.

# eu - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Another day, another Brexit summit - but this one will show us how united the EU is

Is a deal done yet, you might ask. The answer is, as always, sort of.

# eu - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Dáil backs Brexit deal without need for vote Symbolic This post contains videos

Dáil backs Brexit deal without need for vote

Leo Varadkar said Ireland ‘deeply regrets but respects’ Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

# eu - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why is Spain threatening to derail the Brexit deal?

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, located near the southernmost tip of Spain.

# eu - Saturday 17 November, 2018

A new EU directive means it will soon be mandatory for people to be sent SMS alerts during terror attacks

The directive was passed in the European parliament earlier this week.

# eu - Friday 16 November, 2018

So, who exactly is the new Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay?

He today became the third person to hold the job overseeing Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

# eu - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'Europe must take our fate into our own hands': Angela Merkel calls for future creation of European army

The German Chancellor addressed MEPs in Strasbourg on her vision for the future of Europe.

Calls for Taoiseach to brief party leaders on Brexit state-of-play as talks enter the 'endgame'

The British Prime Minister said negotiators are “working extremely hard, through the night, to make progress”.

Report on Ireland's sex industry: 'Highly organised, thriving in every county'

A report compared the legislative approaches in six EU countries to tackling human trafficking in prostitution.

# eu - Monday 12 November, 2018

Simon Coveney praises EU 'solidarity' as Theresa May faces more Tory revolt: how Brexit unfolded today

The British prime minister faced further revolt from inside her party amid claims that a deal was imminent.

# eu - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says

Sources told the Sunday Times that Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels.

# eu - Friday 2 November, 2018

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

# eu - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Criminal investigation opened into top Brexit donor's alleged use of offshore companies

The investigation involves Banks and two companies he is associated with — Better for the Country (BFTC) and campaign group Leave.EU.

# eu - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

The clocks went back on Sunday - but plans to stop the biannual time change won't happen next year

EU Transport Ministers have said 2019 is too early.

# eu - Monday 29 October, 2018

A Brexit timeline: How much time is actually left to strike a deal?

Here’s what’s happened so far, and what’s still to come in the Brexit negotiations.

Brown Bag Films wants 'less restrictive' foreign worker rules as it struggles to find EU staff

The Irish animation studio joined other employers in calling for an overhaul of existing permits.

# eu - Saturday 27 October, 2018

New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink

On average, every person in the EU consumes up to 106 litres of bottled water every year.

# eu - Saturday 20 October, 2018

MEP Martina Anderson: 'Theresa May came here with nothing new, nothing credible'

‘What was in There’s May’s head where she thought she could just go to a different location and make the same speech?’

# eu - Friday 19 October, 2018

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal

EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.

Sky plays down suggestion that channels may be pulled in Ireland in event of no-deal Brexit

Broadcasters including Discovery, Disney and Viacom could be pulled from Irish viewers in 2019 if they fall foul of EU law.

# eu - Thursday 18 October, 2018

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

# eu - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

May faces Brexit showdown with EU leaders today amid talks of transition extension

May will meet with EU president Donald Tusk this evening before briefing her 27 European colleagues.

# eu - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

EU suggests extending transition period to secure Irish backstop - reports

The UK has to enter the transition period to leave the EU by the 29 March – that’s if there’s a Brexit deal at all.

# eu - Monday 15 October, 2018

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Poll: Are you worried about a potential hard border outcome from Brexit?

A make-or-break European summit takes place on Wednesday.

# eu - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Angela Merkel warns 'devil is in detail' of Brexit deal

“Everything is solved only when everything is solved,” the German leader said.

# eu - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier

British and Irish leaders have said negotiations will continue until at least November.

# eu - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says

The change in tone comes two days after EU Council President Donald Tusk gave London a stern warning that time was running out to strike a deal.

# eu - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Donald Tusk says UK comparing the EU to the Soviet Union was 'insulting'

“In respecting our partners we expect the same in return,” Tusk said, echoing comments made by Theresa May yesterday.

# eu - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Today, Macedonia votes on whether it should add 'North' to its name. Here's why

If Macedonia vote in favour of the change, it could pave the way for the Balkan country to join the EU.

# eu - Saturday 22 September, 2018

EU extraditions to Britain should continue until Brexit happens, court rules

A man arrested in Ireland on suspicion of rape, murder and arson said that it wasn’t clear his rights would be protected.

# eu - Friday 21 September, 2018

'Only credible proposal', 'It will not work': What is Theresa May's Chequers plan?

The UK’s proposal was attacked by EU leaders yesterday – so what exactly is being criticised?

# eu - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Crunch time: Britain and EU clash over who should make next Brexit move

EU Council President Donald Tusk opened a crucial summit in the Austrian city earlier today.

# eu - Monday 3 September, 2018

Over half of people in North would back Irish unity after Brexit

Many people are worried about the possibility of a hard border.

# eu - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Here's all you need to know about Brexit, and why it's important

Forget the summits, political statements, and promises – here’s what we actually know about Brexit.

# eu - Friday 31 August, 2018

Just months out from Brexit, Barnier warns that a solution to the Irish border issue is still needed

“The solutions [on Ireland] must be workable,” UK negotiator Dominic Raab said today.

Trump threatens to pull out of WTO if it doesn't 'shape up'

The US withdrawing from the World Trade Organization could have huge implications for the global economy.

# eu - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier

Such a deal could include “an ambitious free trade agreement”.

# eu - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Bono says he's proud of how European countries 'rallied behind Ireland on the border issue' U2 On Brexit This post contains videos

Bono says he's proud of how European countries 'rallied behind Ireland on the border issue'

The U2 frontman made the comments in an article he wrote for a German newspaper.

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