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From TheJournal.ie Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence Loyalists

Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence

Foster told PA that some loyalists were contemplating violent resistance to any Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Too soon to celebrate': On the border, people give Brexit deal cautious welcome Borderline Brexit

'Too soon to celebrate': On the border, people give Brexit deal cautious welcome

Residents living in frontier towns along the Irish border say they are hoping for “clarity” going forward.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone? New Deal

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

From TheJournal.ie 'The backstop has been replaced': Varadkar hails agreement between EU and UK Brexit

'The backstop has been replaced': Varadkar hails agreement between EU and UK

The new agreement will now need to be approved by the House of Commons.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal 11th Hour

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal

Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: How the DUP went from 'blood red lines' to a Brexit compromise Back To The Backstop

Timeline: How the DUP went from 'blood red lines' to a Brexit compromise

The DUP position changed dramatically when Boris Johnson published his Brexit plan.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron says Johnson must 'compromise more' if he wants to avoid no-deal Brexit Backstop

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.”

From TheJournal.ie We have some sort of UK proposals for the Irish border - so now what? Back To The Backstop

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

In short: your guess is as good as ours.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto Brexit

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’ Backstop

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’

Scotland’s highest civil court will hear two cases in the space of five days that could compel Boris Johnson to extend Brexit negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line Backstop

Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line

So far, European leaders have reacted coolly to his plan.

From TheJournal.ie What are the possible sticking points in Boris Johnson's backstop alternative? The Irish Question

What are the possible sticking points in Boris Johnson's backstop alternative?

Leo Varadkar, who spoke with Boris Johnson this evening, said the plans do not fully meet “the agreed objectives of the backstop”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson publishes his alternative to the backstop Backstop

Boris Johnson publishes his alternative to the backstop

In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said the backstop was “a bridge to nowhere”.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Another day, another set of backstop proposals - but what do they mean? Brexit

Explainer: Another day, another set of backstop proposals - but what do they mean?

Boris Johnson said the UK’s proposals were “good and creative”, “very constructive and far-reaching”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Northern Ireland and Ireland deserve better': Coveney rejects UK proposals for border customs posts Brexit

'Northern Ireland and Ireland deserve better': Coveney rejects UK proposals for border customs posts

The Tánaiste described the so-called “non-paper” as a “non-starter”.

From TheJournal.ie Why Brexiteers see the backstop as a 'non-story', 'irrelevant' and an EU trick Brexit Party

Why Brexiteers see the backstop as a 'non-story', 'irrelevant' and an EU trick

The Irish government’s refusal to outline what a hard border would look like in a no-deal Brexit has caused confusion among Brexiteers.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier 35 Days To Go

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

From TheJournal.ie Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant' Brexit

Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant'

Richard Tice, an MEP for the East of England, also explained trade across the Northern Irish border by comparing it to a jar of Smarties.

From TheJournal.ie Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes Backstop

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

From TheJournal.ie At the Brexit Party's Wales rally, Nigel Farage targets Labour and the backstop - but thinks Juncker is rather fun Newport

At the Brexit Party's Wales rally, Nigel Farage targets Labour and the backstop - but thinks Juncker is rather fun

In what was an electoral stronghold for the Labour Party, Nigel Farage’s Brexit movement is gathering momentum.

From TheJournal.ie Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if ‘all objectives are met’ by UK Brexit

Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if ‘all objectives are met’ by UK

Juncker said he had a “rather positive” meeting with Johnson in Luxembourg on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal Brexit

Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal

The DUP leader made the suggestion to journalists in Dublin this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson pulls out of Luxembourg press conference as he's booed and jeered First Meeting

Boris Johnson pulls out of Luxembourg press conference as he's booed and jeered

A Downing Street spokesperson has also confirmed that EU and UK talks will soon take place daily.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland-only backstop ruled out by Boris Johnson, says DUP Brexit

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

The party met with the UK prime minister today.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation Brexit Live

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar 'doesn't expect any breakthroughs' in meeting with Johnson on Monday Brexit

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

The two leaders have very different views on Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie 'Volatile and dynamic': Varadkar says Ireland will be keeping a close eye on the House of Commons this week Brexit

'Volatile and dynamic': Varadkar says Ireland will be keeping a close eye on the House of Commons this week

Two dates for a potential meeting with Boris Johnson next week are being considered.

From TheJournal.ie MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes Brexit

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes

Opposition MP Sir Keir Starmer said Gove’s comments were “breathtaking”.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste urges British government to propose alternatives to backstop 'as quickly as possible' Brexit

Tánaiste urges British government to propose alternatives to backstop 'as quickly as possible'

Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘up the tempo’ on talks to remove the backstop ahead of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson and Tusk trade 'Mr No Deal' jibes as G7 summit kicks off Brexit

Johnson and Tusk trade 'Mr No Deal' jibes as G7 summit kicks off

Johnson has said the European Union must drop its insistence on the Irish backstop to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The British press has seized on Merkel's '30 days' remark - but what did she mean by it? Brexit Deadline

Explainer: The British press has seized on Merkel's '30 days' remark - but what did she mean by it?

Reports of Merkel’s ’30-day Brexit deadline’ dominate the UK front pages.

From TheJournal.ie 'All eyes on how Ireland is being treated': Country now in eye of storm, Coveney says More Talks

'All eyes on how Ireland is being treated': Country now in eye of storm, Coveney says

Coveney said the UK backstop alternatives will ‘badly hit’ Ireland and its economy.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed' Talks

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit Brexit

Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit

Donald Tusk has re-iterated the EU’s commitment to the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie No-deal Brexit could turn UK into 'a diminished and inward-looking little England', warns Hammond A Divided Union

No-deal Brexit could turn UK into 'a diminished and inward-looking little England', warns Hammond

He said that claims a no-deal Brexit would be positive were “absurd”, and called Johnson’s pledge to bin the backstop “wrecking”.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop? Podcast

The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop?

This week on The Explainer podcast, we look at the backstop, and why it is such a major issue for Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Donohoe says 'cliff-edge' Brexit can be avoided but no-deal risk is growing Backstop

Donohoe says 'cliff-edge' Brexit can be avoided but no-deal risk is growing

The finance minister said British chancellor Sajid Javid is “absolutely committed” to Britain leaving the EU by 31 October.

From TheJournal.ie 'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit Border

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

From TheJournal.ie Cast-iron and vital, or an anti-democratic bureaucracy: what is the Irish backstop? Brexit Explained

Cast-iron and vital, or an anti-democratic bureaucracy: what is the Irish backstop?

Should it be for a limited period of time or not? Should it apply to the UK as a whole, or just Northern Ireland?

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