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From TheJournal.ie Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier Brexit

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier

Barclay and Barnier discussed three papers submitted by London with ideas on replacing the so-called ‘backstop’.

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 Hilary Benn on granting a Brexit extension: Will the EU push the UK over a cliff edge? Dublin Visit

Hilary Benn on granting a Brexit extension: Will the EU push the UK over a cliff edge?

Labour MP Benn is in Dublin today to meet with Simon Coveney, Drew Harris and others about Brexit progress.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach expected to meet Boris Johnson in New York next week Deadline

Taoiseach expected to meet Boris Johnson in New York next week

“It is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist,” Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne earlier said.

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 Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support Brexit

Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support

The Garda Commissioner says the force is “ready” for Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage says EU's tone is 'emollient' as Martina Anderson dons Irish jersey in EU parliament Brexit Debate

Nigel Farage says EU's tone is 'emollient' as Martina Anderson dons Irish jersey in EU parliament

“It is certainly not a question of pretending to negotiate”, Barnier warned, as Juncker told MEPs the risk of no deal remains “very real”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lying to the queen?': Brexit drama turns to Supreme Court over Johnson suspending parliament Prorogation

'Lying to the queen?': Brexit drama turns to Supreme Court over Johnson suspending parliament

A Scottish court ruled last week that proroguing parliament was unlawful, and it’s been appealed to the UK Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit' Dark Clouds

Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'

70% of Irish farms are heavily reliant on direct payments, a new analysis has found.

From TheJournal.ie DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator Brexit

DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator

A former top official in the Department of Foreign Affairs made the comments at an event in Trinity 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 Johnson's Incredible Hulk comparison labelled 'infantile' as he heads for lunch with Juncker Comic Character

Johnson's Incredible Hulk comparison labelled 'infantile' as he heads for lunch with Juncker

Downing Street has expressed confidence that the meeting will help efforts to find a deal.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU on 31 October? Up In The Air This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU on 31 October?

Boris Johnson has been adamant that the UK will be leaving “come what may” on that date, but it still remains uncertain.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron condemns Leave 'liars' while Johnson says Britain 'just like Incredible Hulk' And Now To Brexit

Cameron condemns Leave 'liars' while Johnson says Britain 'just like Incredible Hulk'

Extracts of Cameron’s book published today reveal a disdain for Johnson and others from the Leave campaign.

From TheJournal.ie A look back at John Bercow - a divisive figure who embodies the Brexit-era politician House Speaker

A look back at John Bercow - a divisive figure who embodies the Brexit-era politician

From “Order! Order” to “Division! Clear the Lobby!” here’s a look back at the colourful House Speaker.

From TheJournal.ie 'We’ve had enough of blood red lines': Hundreds gather in Belfast to demand second Brexit vote Second Referendum

'We’ve had enough of blood red lines': Hundreds gather in Belfast to demand second Brexit vote

A meeting in the Ulster Hall was attended by a range of anti-Brexit politicians.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ's Tony Connelly says Boris Johnson has a lot to answer for on how the EU was 'caricatured' Man In Brussels

RTÉ's Tony Connelly says Boris Johnson has a lot to answer for on how the EU was 'caricatured'

RTÉ’s man in Brussels spoke to us about deteriorating Anglo-Irish relations, the influence of the British press, and how journalists cover the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 4 possible Brexit outcomes that we could get by 31 October Speculation Nation

Here are 4 possible Brexit outcomes that we could get by 31 October

Let’s spin the wheel of Brexit speculation.

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron: Second Brexit referendum 'can't be ruled out' Brexit

David Cameron: Second Brexit referendum 'can't be ruled out'

In an interview with The Times, the former PM said he thinks about 2016′s referendum result “every day” .

From TheJournal.ie Met Police drop investigation into whether Leave.EU breached electoral law Spending Return

Met Police drop investigation into whether Leave.EU breached electoral law

Investigations into the spending returns of Vote Leave and BeLeave remain ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie 'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks Denied

'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks

The London Times reports that the DUP is prepared to accept the North abiding by some EU rules post-Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached DIVORCE DEAL

Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached

Barnier’s stark assessment came as MEPs said there can be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson denies misleading the queen and says NI-Scotland bridge would be 'very good' Across The Water This post contains videos

Boris Johnson denies misleading the queen and says NI-Scotland bridge would be 'very good'

Yesterday, a Scottish court found that Johnson’s prorogation was “unlawful”.

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 Donohoe says he 'won't make the mistake' of tax cuts in Budget 2020 given no-deal Brexit risk Budget 2020

Donohoe says he 'won't make the mistake' of tax cuts in Budget 2020 given no-deal Brexit risk

“We won’t make the mistake of decreasing the tax the one day and having to increase it the next,” the minister said.

From TheJournal.ie Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable' Yellowhammer

Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'

Businesses in the North are likely to face an immediate adverse effect from a no-deal, according to the Yellowhammer documents.

From TheJournal.ie A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland Brexit

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland

University College London is working with Irish universities on the project.

From TheJournal.ie British government warns of Channel delays and electricity price hikes in no-deal planning document Operation Yellowhammer

British government warns of Channel delays and electricity price hikes in no-deal planning document

The six-page document lays out no-deal Brexit preparations from the British government.

From TheJournal.ie A Scottish court declared prorogation unlawful - so what happens next? Explainer

A Scottish court declared prorogation unlawful - so what happens next?

All eyes are now on an appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie Finance minister rules out personal tax cuts in Budget, says any welfare changes will be targeted Budget 2020

Finance minister rules out personal tax cuts in Budget, says any welfare changes will be targeted

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe brought the proposal to the Government today.

From TheJournal.ie Katy Hayward: 50 days out from Brexit, could a Northern Ireland-specific backstop be the key to a deal? Deja Vu

Katy Hayward: 50 days out from Brexit, could a Northern Ireland-specific backstop be the key to a deal?

What was anathema yesterday is apparently the favoured option today, writes Katy Hayward.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous' Sinn Fein Away Day

Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous'

She told her party’s away day in Louth that the Irish government cannot blink as too much is at stake.

From TheJournal.ie UK govt to appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament was 'unlawful' Prorogation

UK govt to appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament was 'unlawful'

This case was initially brought by SNP MP Joanna Cherry.

From TheJournal.ie 51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds Border Poll

51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds

That’s according to the latest poll published by Lord Ashcroft.

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 Phil Hogan set to take up key role as EU Trade Commissioner New Gig

Phil Hogan set to take up key role as EU Trade Commissioner

This follows his renomination as Ireland’s commissioner to the EU earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol Brexit

Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol

The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member nations in 1999.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says there would 'need to be' a carbon tax in Budget 2020 Budget Talks

Micheál Martin says there would 'need to be' a carbon tax in Budget 2020

A climate change focus in the Budget will be necessary, said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

From TheJournal.ie The UK Parliament has been suspended. So what happens next? Prorogued

The UK Parliament has been suspended. So what happens next?

After MPs rejected an early election once again, parliament has been suspended.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shame on you': Chaos in House of Commons as MPs attempt to block suspension of parliament House Of Commons

'Shame on you': Chaos in House of Commons as MPs attempt to block suspension of parliament

The five-week suspension of parliament began in the early hours of this morning.

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