Ireland

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson’s backstop demands

Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson’s backstop demands

Boris Johnson had called for the Irish backstop to be scrapped, calling it "anti-democratic".

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Deal reached for Northern Ireland talks after Lyra McKee's funeral

Deal reached for Northern Ireland talks after Lyra McKee's funeral

Deal reached for Northern Ireland talks after Lyra McKee's funeral

An agreement has been reached to establish a new round of talks between the main parties in Northern Ireland, it has been announced. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Irish eurosceptic group launches campaign demanding Republic leave EU

Irish eurosceptic group launches campaign demanding republic leave EU

Irish eurosceptic group launches campaign demanding republic leave EU

An Irish eurosceptic group has launched a nationwide billboard campaign calling for the country to leave the EU.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Explosive device found at Irish depot ‘identical’ to suspect packages in UK

Explosive device found at Irish depot ‘identical’ to suspect packages in UK

Explosive device found at Irish depot ‘identical’ to suspect packages in UK

A suspicious package found at an Irish postal depot appears to be identical to a series of devices sent to the UK, police in Ireland have said.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Ethiopia plane crash: Irishman who died ‘wanted to save the world’

Ethiopia plane crash: Irishman who died ‘wanted to save the world’

Ethiopia plane crash: Irishman who died ‘wanted to save the world’

The mother of an Irishman killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash has paid tribute to him saying he was committed to making a difference to people's lives.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Northern Ireland fishing boats seized by Irish navy

Irish navy impounds British vessels

Irish navy impounds British vessels

Two UK boats have been seized by the Irish Navy for allegedly breaching fishing regulations.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Former Northern Ireland first minister threatens to take Government to court over Brexit backstop

Lord Trimble threatens to take government to court over Brexit backstop

Lord threatens to take Government to court over Northern Irish backstop

Former Northern Ireland first minister Lord Trimble is threatening to take the government to court over the controversial Brexit backstop.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

Ireland Abortion Laws

Ireland's health minister says new abortion services in country are 'momentous'

Ireland's health minister says new abortion services in country are 'momentous'

Irish health minister Simon Harris has described the introduction of abortion services in Ireland from January 1 as "momentous".

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Leo Varadkar

Irish Prime Minister praises Theresa May for 'honouring promise' to avoid hard border with Brexit deal

Irish PM praises Theresa May for 'honouring promise' to avoid hard border

Leo Varadkar has praised the Prime Minister for "honouring" her promise to avoid a hard border in Ireland with the draft withdrawal agreement.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

New Zealand opens first Irish embassy in preparation for Brexit

New Zealand opens first Irish embassy in preparation for Brexit

New Zealand opens first Irish embassy in preparation for Brexit

New Zealand’s deputy prime minister has said that opening an embassy in Dublin was one of the first decisions made by the government after the EU referendum in 2016.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Brexit Irish border issues may affect pet travel, says British Veterinary Association president

Brexit Irish border issues may affect pet travel, says British Veterinary Association president

Brexit Irish border issues 'may affect pet travel'

Simon Doherty of the British Veterinary Association tells Eamonn Holmes that dogs may find it harder to go to Donegal for the weekend

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

EU subsidies: What will happen to farming produce after Brexit?

EU subsidies: What will happen to UK farmers after Brexit?

EU subsidies: What will happen to UK farmers after Brexit?

Earlier this month, Irish cheesemaker Ornua admitted that it had begun stockpiling cheddar in the UK to protect the company against price rises if the UK left the European Union without a deal.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Eyewitness to Storm Ali: ‘The last time I saw a storm like this was in 1922 and I was being evacuated from a hurricane’

Eyewitness to Storm Ali: ‘The last time I saw a storm like this was in 1992 and I was being evacuated from a hurricane’

Witness to Storm Ali: ‘The last time I saw a storm like this it was a hurricane'

Nick Edgington from Oban in Scotland has said that the last time he witnessed weather like Storm Ali he was “being evacuated from a hurricane”.

Woman dies after caravan blown off cliff by Storm Ali’s 91mph winds

Woman dies after caravan blown off cliff by Storm Ali’s 91mph winds

Woman dies after caravan blown off cliff by Storm Ali’s 91mph winds

A woman has died after the caravan she was in was blown off a cliff in Storm Ali which has brought gusts of 91mph.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Donald Trump visit to Ireland is off, Irish leader confirms

Donald Trump visit to Ireland is off, Irish leader confirms

Donald Trump visit to Ireland is off, Irish leader confirms

Ireland’s leader Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the US President Donald Trump has postponed his visit to Ireland.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge in Northern Ireland politics

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge in Northern Ireland politics

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge

Prime Minister Theresa May retains confidence in Karen Bradley despite her admission that she did not initially understand Northern Irish politics, Number 10 said.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Dozens of Irish-based pilots are staging a 24-hour strike in an ongoing dispute

Thousands grounded as Ryanair pilots call third strike

Thousands grounded as Ryanair pilots call third strike

Dozens of Irish-based pilots are staging a 24-hour strike in an ongoing dispute over working arrangements

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

May believes the EU suggestions will go against the Good Friday Agreement

PM to tell EU to evolve its 'unworkable' stance on Brexit

PM to tell EU to evolve its 'unworkable' stance on Brexit

Theresa May will use a speech in Belfast to reiterate her refusal to contemplate any backstop deal that treats Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

'I'm a Yes campaigner, but my father is voting No': how the Irish referendum divides families

'I'm a Yes campaigner, but my father is voting No': how the Irish referendum divides families

'I'm a Yes campaigner, but my father is voting No'

Aimee Monroe, who voted Yes in the referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland, has clashed on the issue of abortion with her No-voting father

Polls open for Irish abortion referendum

Polls open for Irish abortion referendum

Voting is under way in Ireland as citizens decide whether to liberalise one of Europe's strictest abortion regimes.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

'Why one woman is flying home to vote in Ireland's abortion referendum

Why one woman is flying home to vote in Ireland's abortion referendum

Why one woman is flying home to vote in Ireland's abortion referendum

33-year-old Dara Howley, who lives in North London, will be flying back to Ireland to vote in her country's historic referendum.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Good Friday Agreement: 'Dublin may have to play hardball over Brexit', says Irish former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Good Friday Agreement: 'Dublin may have to play hardball over Brexit', says former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Good Friday Agreement: 'Dublin may have to play hardball over Brexit'

The Good Friday Agreement was signed 20 years ago and Bertie Ahern was one of its key figures

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The border issue has proved hugely divisive in Ireland, as demonstrated by this Sinn Fein protest

Irish border: 'Margaret Thatcher would have sorted the EU out long ago'

'Thatcher would have told the EU to get stuffed long ago'

Journalist Ruth Dudley Edwards says Brussels is 'playing the Irish off against the British' on the border issue

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Iain Duncan Smith says a free trade agreement could solve the Northern Ireland problem

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith says Irish border is not really a problem

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith says Irish border is not really an issue

The Northern Ireland problem could be solved by a free trade agreement claims Iain Duncan Smith - and it's up to the EU to resolve.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

George Galloway: 'I'm sick of political class parasites like Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell'

George Galloway: 'I'm sick of political class parasites like Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell'

'I'm sick of political class parasites like Lord Adonis', says George Galloway

Lord Adonis has resigned from his position as chairman of the government's Infrastructure Commission

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter solstice: Unusual celebrations across the world

Winter solstice: The weirdest celebrations across the world

Winter solstice: The weirdest celebrations across the world

You might think the winter solstice is just when we see less daylight, but many see it as a festival

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Brexit: David Davis clarifies 'statement of intent' remarks which confused the Irish Government

Brexit: David Davis clarifies 'statement of intent' remarks which confused the Irish Government

David Davis clarifies 'statement of intent' remark after Irish Government reacts

The Brexit Secretary had said over the weekend last Friday's EU agreement was a 'statement of intent', which the Irish branded to be 'bizarre'

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Irish minister welcomes UK-EU Brexit negotiation agreement

Irish minister welcomes UK-EU Brexit negotiation agreement

Irish minister welcomes UK-EU Brexit negotiation agreement

Simon Coveney said Ireland supports the talks moving to the next phase of negotiation on Twitter

Brexiteer Richard Tice says 'Theresa May has capitulated to Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker'

Brexiteer Richard Tice says Theresa May has capitulated to Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker

'Theresa May has capitulated to Juncker and Barnier'

Brexiteer Richard Tice isn't exactly impressed with today's deal

UK will align with EU regulations if no solution is found for Irish border in trade talks

Brexit: UK will align with EU regulations on Irish border if no solution found in trade talks

UK will align with EU rules on Irish border if no solution found in trade talks

More details of the arrangement agreed by Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker have been disclosed

Brexit: Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce 'breakthrough' in talks

Brexit: Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce 'breakthrough' in talks

Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce 'breakthrough' in Brexit talks

The European Commission president said 'sufficient progress' had been made to progress onto trade

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Theresa May under pressure to make progress in Brexit over Irish border issue

Brexit: Theresa May facing race against time to solve Irish border riddle as UK Plc issues warning

Theresa May facing race against time to solve Irish border riddle

Theresa May is hoping to offer a new deal which satisfies the DUP and Ireland

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Theresa May holds talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster on Brexit Irish border issue

Theresa May holds talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster on Brexit Irish border issue

Theresa May holds talks with Arlene Foster on Brexit Irish border issue

Theresa May is calling on the DUP to support proposals that would allow the EU to trigger the next stage of trade negotiations

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Miliband lost the 2015 general election and was on the beaten side in last year's EU referendum

Brexit: Former Labour leader Ed Miliband says Theresa May 'couldn't run a p**s-up in a brewery'

Ed Miliband says Theresa May 'couldn't run a p**s-up in a brewery'

Former Labour leader piles into Tories as Irish border shambles goes on

'Brexit talks about Irish border could be simple if there was political will for it', says Northern Irish Labour MP Kate Hoey

'Brexit talks about Irish border could be simple if there was political will for it', says Northern Irish Labour MP Kate Hoey

'Brexit talks about Irish border would be simple if there was political will'

Kate Hoey, the Labour MP for Vauxhall spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer after a deal on the border to the Republic fell apart at the eleventh hour

Brexit: Theresa May dealt major setback after DUP rejects Irish border proposals

Brexit: Theresa May dealt major setback as DUP rejects Irish border proposals

Theresa May dealt major Brexit setback as DUP rejects Irish border proposals

The DUP's decision came after an announcement had already been made about a deal over the border

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Brexit: UK and EU reportedly closer to agreement on Irish border

Brexit: UK and EU reportedly closer to agreement on Irish border

UK and EU reportedly closer to agreement on Irish border in Brexit talks

Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, made a statement on Twitter

Brexit: Theresa May to meet key EU figures in effort to break

Brexit: Theresa May to meet key EU figures in effort to break deadlock

Brexit: Theresa May to meet key EU figures in effort to break deadlock

The talks have been stalled over the issue of the border with Ireland

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

MPs say hard border to Republic of Ireland appears 'inevitable' after Brexit

MPs say hard border with Republic of Ireland appears 'inevitable' after Brexit

MPs say hard border with Republic of Ireland appears 'inevitable' after Brexit

The Exiting the EU Committee in the House of Commons said this appeared possible if the UK leaves the single market and customs union

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Irish Minister calls on the UK Government to present 'political solution' to border issue

Brexit: Irish Minister Michael Creed calls on the UK Government to present 'political solution' to border issue

Irish Minister calls on UK government for 'political solution' to border issue

Michael Creed, the Irish Agriculture Minister, made the comments during a BBC interview

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Irish government denies threatening Brexit as Northern Ireland border row continues

Irish government denies threatening to derail Brexit as Northern Ireland border row continues

Irish government denies threatening Brexit as border row continues

Simon Coveney, the Irish Foreign Affairs Minister, has said the Irish government will stay 'resolute' over ensuring a 'guarantee' over the border

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Enniskillen bombing: victims' loved ones vow to continue fight for justice on 30-year anniversary

Enniskillen bombing: victims' loved ones vow to continue fight for justice on 30-year anniversary

Vow to continue fight for justice on 30-year anniversary of Enniskillen bombing

The bombing killed eleven people during a Remembrance Sunday memorial service

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Irish student imprisoned in Egypt freed after four years in Cairo jail

Ibrahim Halawa: Irish student imprisoned in Egypt freed after four years in Cairo jail

Irish student imprisoned in Egypt freed after four years in Cairo jail

Ibrahim Halawa was imprisoned when he was 17 in the wake of the 'Day of Rage' protests in 2013

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thousands left without power as Storm Ophelia recovery operations continue in Ireland

Thousands left without power as Storm Ophelia recovery operations continue in Ireland

Thousands powerless in Ireland as Storm Ophelia recovery operations continue

An estimated 130,000 people don't have electrical power while roughly 48,000 remain without water

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Scotland braced for Storm Ophelia as Ireland recovers from severe gusts

Scotland braced for Storm Ophelia as Ireland recovers from severe gusts

Scotland braced for Storm Ophelia as Ireland recovers from severe gusts

Three died during the storm and thousands have been left without power

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

UK alerts issued and Ireland in 'status red' lockdown ahead of Storm Ophelia

UK alerts issued and Ireland in 'status red' lockdown ahead of Storm Ophelia

UK alerts issued and Ireland in 'status red' lockdown ahead of Storm Ophelia

A yellow warning is in place across potentially affected areas of the UK, while Irish authorities have issued a 'status red' alert

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia to hit UK on anniversary of 1987 Great Storm

Hurricane Ophelia to hit UK on anniversary of 1987 Great Storm

Hurricane Ophelia to hit UK on anniversary of 1987 Great Storm

The US National Hurricane Center says the hurricane will have weakened to a storm by the time it hits

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker says EU requires greater clarity before trade discussion

Brexit: MEPs vote not to begin next phrase of talks without 'major breakthrough'

Brexit: MEPs vote not to begin next phrase of talks

Nigel Farage accuses lawmakers of treating Britain 'like a hostage'

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ryanair to hold annual general meeting amid crisis of pilot shortages and cancelled flights

Ryanair to hold annual general meeting amid crisis of pilot shortages and cancelled flights

Ryanair to hold AGM amid crisis of pilot shortages and cancelled flights

The company recently shelved a number of daily flights, causing disruption for customers

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Theresa May to give key Brexit address in Florence

Theresa May to give key Brexit address in Florence

Theresa May to give key Brexit address in Florence

The Prime Minister is to address the current state of negotiations and restate the Government's wish for a good EU relationship

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Brussels to lay responsibility of Irish border with UK after Brexit

Brussels to leave Britain full responsibility for sorting Irish border after Brexit

EU to leave Britain full responsibility for sorting Irish border after Brexit

A paper outlining the EU position will be released later on Thursday

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

'Who the hell does he think he is?' - Twitter slams Jean-Claude Juncker after he deems UK Brexit position 'unsatisfactory'

'Who the hell does he think he is?' - Brexiteers round on Jean-Claude Juncker after his criticism of Britain

Brexiteers round on Jean-Claude Juncker after he blasts UK position

The European Commission President was not impressed by the papers outlining the direction the country wanted to take for Brexit

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Brexit: 'UK proposal on Northern Ireland border is in reality a smuggler's charter,' says Irish senator

Brexit: 'UK proposal on Northern Ireland border is simply a smuggler's charter,' says Irish senator

'UK proposal on Northern Ireland border is simply a smuggler's charter'

Irish Senator Mark Daly spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the plans for the border to the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit

Brexit: Theresa May moves to quell concerns over Northern Ireland border

Brexit: Theresa May moves to quell concerns over Northern Ireland border

Brexit: Theresa May moves to quell concerns over Northern Ireland border

The Prime Minister made clear to Irish nationalists she does not want to see a border return after Brexit

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Theresa May returns at a crucial point in the Brexit negotiations

Theresa May to return to Downing Street as new paper on Brexit position is published

Theresa May returns to Downing Street as paper on Brexit position is published

New tranche of papers believed to address Irish border issue

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