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From TheJournal.ie After two defeats in two days, Theresa May considering Brexit concessions to win over Labour MPs Save My Deal

After two defeats in two days, Theresa May considering Brexit concessions to win over Labour MPs

May is said to be considering backing a Labour amendment on workers’ rights to try to sway some MPs to her cause.

From TheJournal.ie DUP: 'It is becoming clearer by the day that no one is ever going to build a border' Nigel Dodds

DUP: 'It is becoming clearer by the day that no one is ever going to build a border'

The DUP’s deputy leader said that an “east-west barrier should be no more palatable than having any new north-south barriers”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history 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.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult' Backstop

Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'

EU leaders offered Theresa May sympathy today, but no promises.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May says she doesn't expect an 'immediate breakthrough' on Brexit deal at EU Another Eu Summit

Theresa May says she doesn't expect an 'immediate breakthrough' on Brexit deal at EU

The House of Commons Brexit vote won’t be held until the 7 January at the earliest.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says there's 'a lot of pushing and shoving' going on in relation to Brexit, but the EU has Ireland's back COME WHAT MAY

Coveney says there's 'a lot of pushing and shoving' going on in relation to Brexit, but the EU has Ireland's back

He added that a no-deal Brexit is “still very unlikely … despite all the political chaos”.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: 'Renegotiating a deal that took two years to agree on doesn't seem realistic' Backstop

Simon Coveney: 'Renegotiating a deal that took two years to agree on doesn't seem realistic'

Jean-Claude Juncker said there’s “no room whatsoever for the renegotiation” of the Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Boris quotes Van Morrison as he criticises backstop deal at DUP conference Brexit

Boris quotes Van Morrison as he criticises backstop deal at DUP conference

Johnson said the UK is “on the verge of making a historic mistake” if it backs the draft Brexit agreement.

From TheJournal.ie The draft Brexit deal is 585 pages long. What's in it and what happens now? Explainer

The draft Brexit deal is 585 pages long. What's in it and what happens now?

The agreement has caused outcry from Brexiteers and Remainers alike.

From TheJournal.ie 'Judgement day', 'moment of truth' and 'betrayal': UK front pages react to news of Brexit deal Within Sight

'Judgement day', 'moment of truth' and 'betrayal': UK front pages react to news of Brexit deal

A Brexit deal is finally in sight, but will May be able to win over the Brexiteers?

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with officials tonight to assess draft text of Brexit proposal Stable As It Can Be

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with officials tonight to assess draft text of Brexit proposal

UK Cabinet ministers are to be summoned to Downing Street this evening by Prime Minister Theresa May.

From TheJournal.ie 'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea Brexit

'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea

In a letter leaked to the media, Theresa May suggested a proposal to have a Northern Ireland specific backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar accused of 'losing his nerve' as Taoiseach says he's open to 'explore' backstop review mechanism Brexit Crunch Time

Varadkar accused of 'losing his nerve' as Taoiseach says he's open to 'explore' backstop review mechanism

Leo Varadkar says he has not agreed to anything but is open to ‘creative language’ to get a deal done.

From TheJournal.ie What exactly is the Irish backstop, which could derail a final Brexit deal? Brexit Explained

What exactly is the Irish backstop, which could derail a final Brexit deal?

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

From TheJournal.ie May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals Brexit

May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're working very hard': Theresa May says they can solve Irish backstop issue Brexit Brinkmanship

'We're working very hard': Theresa May says they can solve Irish backstop issue

Ahead of today’s meeting, Theresa May and other European leaders gave their thoughts on how likely a Brexit deal was.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral Rumour Mill

'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said solidarity with Ireland is as strong as ever.

From TheJournal.ie May says EU wants 'a backstop to the backstop': but says the UK won't accept that either Northern Ireland

May says EU wants 'a backstop to the backstop': but says the UK won't accept that either

The UK Prime Minister was told by a fellow MP that for the people of Ireland, “Brexit means borders”.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster says her Brexit red line is 'blood red' Very Red This post contains videos

Arlene Foster says her Brexit red line is 'blood red'

The DUP leader did not rule out her party’s MPs voting against a Brexit deal in parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think a final Brexit deal will be struck? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a final Brexit deal will be struck?

Politicians in the EU and Ireland are at pains to say there will be a final deal – but what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie 'Only credible proposal', 'It will not work': What is Theresa May's Chequers plan? Backstop Backsliding

'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?

From TheJournal.ie So what now? Theresa May rejects the EU's Brexit backstop, saying it would create a border in the UK Belfast Speech

So what now? Theresa May rejects the EU's Brexit backstop, saying it would create a border in the UK

“The government I lead will never be neutral in a union, we will always be in favour of it,” she said.

From TheJournal.ie People are unsure if the government is doing a good job on Brexit Backstop

People are unsure if the government is doing a good job on Brexit

A large portion are happy but significant numbers don’t know.