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From TheJournal.ie Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough' Immigration

Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough'

Trump’s about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and adult relatives.

From TheJournal.ie LISTEN: Children at US detention centre cry out for parents, plead with immigration agents This Is America

LISTEN: Children at US detention centre cry out for parents, plead with immigration agents

The audio features the voice of a six-year-old girl who repeatedly asks officials to call her aunt so she can leave.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're one United Kingdom' - Theresa May describes EU plans as an Irish Sea border Across The Water This post contains videos

'We're one United Kingdom' - Theresa May describes EU plans as an Irish Sea border

May says that the EU’s ‘backstop’ plan is not acceptable.

From TheJournal.ie Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel' Brexit

Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'

TDs said today that Jacon Rees-Mogg’s comments were unhelpful and showed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Trump's new 'inhumane, cruel' policy is separating children from their parents Immigration

Explainer: Why Trump's new 'inhumane, cruel' policy is separating children from their parents

“The Statue of Liberty under the Trump policy is not carrying a torch, it’s carrying a pair of handcuffs,” one senator said.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast Building Bridges

Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast

Speaking about the UK government’s Brexit paper Varadkar said his initial view is that ‘it is a step in the right direction’.

From TheJournal.ie UK's buffer zone plan for Northern Ireland border 'something out of Alice in Wonderland' Brexit

UK's buffer zone plan for Northern Ireland border 'something out of Alice in Wonderland'

Sinn Féin, meanwhile, said the proposal has highlighted “the lack of knowledge” of border areas and the concerns they face.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit - UK seeking previously unthought of 'third way' around the Northern Ireland customs border impasse Secret Option C

Brexit - UK seeking previously unthought of 'third way' around the Northern Ireland customs border impasse

Theresa May’s cabinet is in open revolt over the current proposition – hence the need to find another approach that keeps everyone (sort of) happy.

From TheJournal.ie 55 Palestinians - including children under 16 - killed by Israeli troops as US opens its new embassy in Jerusalem Protests

55 Palestinians - including children under 16 - killed by Israeli troops as US opens its new embassy in Jerusalem

The surge in fatalities led South Africa to recall its ambassador in Israel “with immediate effect until further notice”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tit-for-tat has never solved anything': Coveney responds to DUP MP calling him a 'Brit basher' Simon Says

'Tit-for-tat has never solved anything': Coveney responds to DUP MP calling him a 'Brit basher'

The Tánaiste told the BBC that Ireland wants to see the British government following through on its promises.

From TheJournal.ie UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says Eu Says No

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says

Two proposals put forward by Theresa May’s government were roundly rejected, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

From TheJournal.ie We'll need a big increase in Garda numbers at the border after Brexit, senior gardaí say Crime Corridors

We'll need a big increase in Garda numbers at the border after Brexit, senior gardaí say

‘Crime corridors’ have been created along the border, Noel Cunningham said today.

From TheJournal.ie US southern states heed Trump's call and send hundreds of troops to 'lawless' Mexico border Build The Wall

US southern states heed Trump's call and send hundreds of troops to 'lawless' Mexico border

The deployment of 400 troops has been described as an “initial surge”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Action is needed and quick': Border gardaí are 'completely unprepared' for Brexit Brexit

'Action is needed and quick': Border gardaí are 'completely unprepared' for Brexit

Many gardaí fear the border region is being neglected.

From TheJournal.ie UK civil servant tasked with finding solution to Irish border issue quits job Brexit

UK civil servant tasked with finding solution to Irish border issue quits job

Simon Case is leaving his role to become Prince William’s private secretary.

From TheJournal.ie US agent goes to trial for the killing of an unarmed Mexican teenager across the border Border

US agent goes to trial for the killing of an unarmed Mexican teenager across the border

The unarmed 16-year-old was shot ten times – mostly from behind.

From TheJournal.ie There is 'no evidence' to back up claim that an 'invisible border' is possible, MPs say Brexit

There is 'no evidence' to back up claim that an 'invisible border' is possible, MPs say

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has its doubts about the UK government’s plans.

From TheJournal.ie If Trump visits Ireland, Leo would like to show him the border with Northern Ireland Invite Still Stands

If Trump visits Ireland, Leo would like to show him the border with Northern Ireland

Leo Varadkar says the invite to Donald Trump to visit Ireland is still open.

From TheJournal.ie 'Definitely not': Varadkar pours cold water on US/Canada-style border after May comments Brexit Wounds This post contains videos

'Definitely not': Varadkar pours cold water on US/Canada-style border after May comments

Theresa May said earlier that the UK was looking at solutions such as the one in North America for the Irish border issue.

From TheJournal.ie It's ten years since a dissident republican murder near a Donegal church Andrew Burns

It's ten years since a dissident republican murder near a Donegal church

Andrew Burns was found by some passers-by after being fatally wounded.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the "cast iron" guarantee for no hard Brexit border may now be in doubt Devil In The Detail

Explainer: Why the "cast iron" guarantee for no hard Brexit border may now be in doubt

All eyes are on the UK to divulge its solutions to solve the issue of the Irish border.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think there'll be a hard Brexit? Border Row This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there'll be a hard Brexit?

Michel Barnier said yesterday that a hard border would be inevitable if the UK leaves the single market and customs union.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck Mexico

Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck

More than 300 Central American men, women and children were taken into custody as part of the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people warned they are being 'ripped off' by ATMs in foreign countries Cash

Irish people warned they are being 'ripped off' by ATMs in foreign countries

People are advised not to withdraw money in their own currency rate as it is more expensive.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?

There’ll be no hard border, but the long-term implications of the UK leaving the EU are still unclear.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: 'The DUP’s hardline policies could be the quickest road to a united Ireland' Opinion

Brexit: 'The DUP’s hardline policies could be the quickest road to a united Ireland'

“Constitutional integrity” is a myth. The UK has been built on constitutional divergence, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie 'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk Countdown

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk

Ireland will be consulted on any offer put forward by the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Ian Paisley Jr: 'We're leaving the EU and Ireland would be better off leaving with us' Soft Border

Ian Paisley Jr: 'We're leaving the EU and Ireland would be better off leaving with us'

“The focus now is on negotiations that will get us all a good Brexit,” the DUP MP said.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish border remains a major sticking point in Brexit talks Brexit

The Irish border remains a major sticking point in Brexit talks

The UK wants to progress negotiations to the next stage.

From TheJournal.ie North Korean soldier shot a number of times while trying to defect to the south Border Shooting

North Korean soldier shot a number of times while trying to defect to the south

The soldier survived the shooting.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney hits out at 'nonsense' Sun story about Northern Irish border Hard Border

Coveney hits out at 'nonsense' Sun story about Northern Irish border

Yesterday, an internal EU paper was published which suggested that it is essential for Northern Ireland to remain in the single market.

From TheJournal.ie This stretch of border shows why Brexit will be an enormous headache to manage - we went to talk to locals Monaghan Border

This stretch of border shows why Brexit will be an enormous headache to manage - we went to talk to locals

This road crosses the border multiple times in just a few miles (or kilometres). What will happen after Brexit?

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a beautiful place to live and work': Doing business in Ireland's 'most vacant' town Empty Shops

'It's a beautiful place to live and work': Doing business in Ireland's 'most vacant' town

Donegal’s Ballybofey has recorded the State’s highest rate of empty shops and offices.

From TheJournal.ie 'Solving' the Irish border is 'not beyond the wit of man' says Boris Johnson Good To Know

'Solving' the Irish border is 'not beyond the wit of man' says Boris Johnson

The UK Foreign Secretary was speaking during a visit to UK troops in Estonia.

From TheJournal.ie UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit European Court Of Justice

UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit

The British government wants to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans Brexit This post contains videos

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans

The Taoiseach also shared his thoughts on Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: 'Ireland will not be a pawn in Brexit negotiations' No Hard Borders

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland will not be a pawn in Brexit negotiations'

The UK government said it wanted to maintain a “seamless and frictionless” border between the two countries.

From TheJournal.ie Britain will tell us what they plan to do with the North this week Border Patrol

Britain will tell us what they plan to do with the North this week

The papers form the result of more than a year of preparatory work in Whitehall.

From TheJournal.ie Former UK Brexit minister claims Varadkar 'regrets' comments on post-Brexit border No Borders

Former UK Brexit minister claims Varadkar 'regrets' comments on post-Brexit border

David Jones MP has said that Enda Kenny’s government seemed more positive about finding solutions to the border issue.

From TheJournal.ie 'Brexit seriously risks driving a wedge between the North and Ireland' Leo Varadkar

'Brexit seriously risks driving a wedge between the North and Ireland'

He also warned against Ireland returning into a “place of bloodshed and violence, of checkpoints”.