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From TheJournal.ie Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany Pigs And Boars

Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany

It’s the first time the disease, which affects pigs and wild boar, has broken out in Germany.

From TheJournal.ie NPHET to attend North-South council meeting, as Taoiseach set to discuss travel restrictions Dublin Castle

NPHET to attend North-South council meeting, as Taoiseach set to discuss travel restrictions

The council, one of the bodies set up under the Belfast Agreement, will meet in Dublin today for the first time since 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland should protect against the spread of Covid-19 from Britain, says O’Neill Border

Northern Ireland should protect against the spread of Covid-19 from Britain, says O’Neill

First Minister Arlene Foster wants to preserve free movement for the sake of business and family life.

From TheJournal.ie 'The UK’s new start': £705m to be spent on British-EU borders - Northern Ireland plans yet to be published Brexit

'The UK’s new start': £705m to be spent on British-EU borders - Northern Ireland plans yet to be published

£235 million will be spent on staffing and IT systems, while £470 million will be spent on port and inland infrastructure.

From TheJournal.ie McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms Brexit

McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms

The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.

From TheJournal.ie Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing Border

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing

Drew Harris and Simon Byrne conducted a joint patrol with local officers on the Tyrone/Monaghan border today.

From TheJournal.ie TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU' Border

TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU'

Turkey has claimed Greece is using live rounds against people at the border, saying three have been killed.

From TheJournal.ie UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations Finally

UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations

The DUP has not signed up to support the deal.

From TheJournal.ie British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US' Deportation

British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US'

A three-month-old and two-year-old twins are among those being detained.

From TheJournal.ie Deal or no deal: Donald Tusk says there are 'certain doubts' on the British side 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.

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 Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle? Syria This post contains videos

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

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 'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject No Deal

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject

The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson promises ‘good solution’ to Irish border in formal Brexit plan Brexit

Boris Johnson promises ‘good solution’ to Irish border in formal Brexit plan

Johnson’s comments follow the fall-out from the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop with a series of customs posts.

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 'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border Brexit

'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border

He said a timeline for how long the checks would be operational will have to be agreed.

From TheJournal.ie Allowing customs checks on the island of Ireland amounts to 'political vandalism', says McDonald Brexit And The Border

Allowing customs checks on the island of Ireland amounts to 'political vandalism', says McDonald

The Sinn Féin leader claims border checks would breach the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Explosion near border was deliberate attempt to kill police officers, PSNI says Co Fermanagh

Explosion near border was deliberate attempt to kill police officers, PSNI says

The explosion has been condemned by politicians on both sides of the border.

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 Boris Johnson says that if we can go to the moon, we can solve the Irish border problem Brexit

Boris Johnson says that if we can go to the moon, we can solve the Irish border problem

During his time as Foreign Secretary, Johnson compared concerns about the Irish border as “the tail wagging the dog.”

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all' Backstop This post contains videos

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'

The Tánaiste says he and others have worked for three years to avoid such a scenario.

From TheJournal.ie Pence claims migrants 'well cared for' during visit to centre as protestors decry 'concentration camps' Vice President

Pence claims migrants 'well cared for' during visit to centre as protestors decry 'concentration camps'

The US Vice President said the situation at the border is a “crisis that is overwhelming our system”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish online shoppers will have to pay more when buying from UK retailers post a no-deal Brexit Brexit Planning

Irish online shoppers will have to pay more when buying from UK retailers post a no-deal Brexit

An updated action plan on a no-deal Brexit was discussed at Cabinet today.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists Border

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia Venezuela

Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia

The country is suffering from shortages of food, medicine and other essentials.

From TheJournal.ie Trump suspends tariffs against Mexico after 11th-hour migration deal Border

Trump suspends tariffs against Mexico after 11th-hour migration deal

Mexico has agreed to expand its policy of taking back migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as their asylum claims are processed.

From TheJournal.ie Garda statement on Drew Harris vehicle controversy: 'There was no security incident' Garda Hq

Garda statement on Drew Harris vehicle controversy: 'There was no security incident'

“A newly installed bollard malfunctioned,” a statement from the force said.

From TheJournal.ie Trump '100% ready' to shut down US-Mexico border despite being warned of 'catastrophic economic impact' Long Delays

Trump '100% ready' to shut down US-Mexico border despite being warned of 'catastrophic economic impact'

“Sure it’s going to have a negative impact on the economy. Security is more important to me than trade.”

From TheJournal.ie MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable' 10 Days To Go This post contains videos

MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable'

Meanwhile, Leo Varadkar said: “No one should underestimate the difficulties that a no deal will present.”

From TheJournal.ie Trump threatens to shut Mexico border again Mexico

Trump threatens to shut Mexico border again

Trump has previously made similar threats.

From TheJournal.ie Irish trucks can keep accessing the continent through the landbridge after a hard Brexit Brexit

Irish trucks can keep accessing the continent through the landbridge after a hard Brexit

The Taoiseach said today no one knows what will happen in a no-deal scenario.

From TheJournal.ie 'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade England Out

'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade

In response, Sinn Féin said the partition of Ireland is “divisive and offensive”.

From TheJournal.ie Having to cross the border or stay overnight: Concerns raised about location of rural Direct Provision centres Arson Attacks

Having to cross the border or stay overnight: Concerns raised about location of rural Direct Provision centres

It’s a criminal offence for asylum seekers to cross the border into Northern Ireland.

From The42 Living in a forest camp and jumping the fence into Europe - Titi's rugby dream Passion

Living in a forest camp and jumping the fence into Europe - Titi's rugby dream

The Cameroon native is close to making his Test debut for the Spanish national team.

From TheJournal.ie Department asks Europe to set a date for when motorists travelling to Northern Ireland will not need green cards Brexit

Department asks Europe to set a date for when motorists travelling to Northern Ireland will not need green cards

The government is working on a bilateral arrangement between the EU and the UK, but that has yet to be agreed.

From TheJournal.ie New armed Garda unit for border region, but Taoiseach says it would be rolled out even if Brexit wasn't happening Cavan

New armed Garda unit for border region, but Taoiseach says it would be rolled out even if Brexit wasn't happening

Varadkar confirmed today that a third unit is to be located in Cavan.

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier says EU is open to negotiating on Brexit 'guarantees' but not on the backstop Countdown

Michel Barnier says EU is open to negotiating on Brexit 'guarantees' but not on the backstop

Barnier also suggested the EU would be open to a “technical” delay to Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin accused of 'getting desperate' by tweeting edited version of SDLP leader's speech More Than Words This post contains videos

Sinn Féin accused of 'getting desperate' by tweeting edited version of SDLP leader's speech

Colum Eastwood has said that Sinn Féin wasn’t being truthful.

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