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From TheJournal.ie EU expected 'Harry Potter tricks' but UK Brexit negotiators were 'running around like idiots' No Magic

EU expected 'Harry Potter tricks' but UK Brexit negotiators were 'running around like idiots'

Frans Timmermans doesn’t mince his words in an interview about the ongoing Brexit saga.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mayhem will ensue': Ireland is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, says Fianna Fáil leader Brexit

'Mayhem will ensue': Ireland is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, says Fianna Fáil leader

Micheál Martin says it would be ‘irresponsible’ to provoke an election.

From TheJournal.ie Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe Backstop

Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe

Jeremy Hunt proclaimed during a television debate with Boris Johnson that the backstop is “dead”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt hit out at 'un-British' Donald Trump tweets in final leadership debate Fire And Fury
From TheJournal.ie What is Gatt 24, the 'loophole' cited by Boris Johnson against no-deal Brexit tariffs? Explainer

What is Gatt 24, the 'loophole' cited by Boris Johnson against no-deal Brexit tariffs?

Things have become a little clearer on what would happen if there’s a no-deal Brexit, after the director of the WTO weighed into the debate.

From TheJournal.ie Of 90,000 Irish businesses that trade with the UK, just 531 have attended Brexit workshops Brexit Ready

Of 90,000 Irish businesses that trade with the UK, just 531 have attended Brexit workshops

This week, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that the chances of a no-deal Brexit in October were “significant”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU by Christmas? Brexit This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU by Christmas?

Johnson told the BBC last night the UK would be out by 31 October, while Hunt says he “expects” Brexit by Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie When will there be a new British prime minister? Here's what you need to know Boris Or Jeremy

When will there be a new British prime minister? Here's what you need to know

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are the last two men standing, as a Brexit deadline looms.

From TheJournal.ie Hard Brexit could cause house prices to fall, Central Bank warns Financial Stability

Hard Brexit could cause house prices to fall, Central Bank warns

The Central Bank warned that external events were the main risks facing the Irish economy.

From TheJournal.ie Irish retailers could have an opportunity to compete with British online shops thanks to Brexit Policy And Economy

Irish retailers could have an opportunity to compete with British online shops thanks to Brexit

Industry experts weigh in on how SMEs can win back sales as tariffs and exports on UK goods loom.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Could Britain's next PM 'lock the doors of parliament' to force Brexit through? Extreme Ways

Explainer: Could Britain's next PM 'lock the doors of parliament' to force Brexit through?

It’s a question of ‘prorogation’, but what does that mean?

From TheJournal.ie The UK's Brexit department is hiring four advisers - two for the backstop and two for 'alternative arrangements' You Free?

The UK's Brexit department is hiring four advisers - two for the backstop and two for 'alternative arrangements'

“We are looking for two proactive problem-solvers…” the ad reads.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue hires 453 staff in preparation for Brexit BREXIT AHEAD

Revenue hires 453 staff in preparation for Brexit

281 staff have been assigned to Dublin in preparation for Brexit, including 213 in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's economic outlook 'clouded by uncertainty', EU warns Brexit

Ireland's economic outlook 'clouded by uncertainty', EU warns

The EU points to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU as a reason behind the uncertainty.

From TheJournal.ie Former British PM John Major threatens legal action if new UK leader suspends parliament over Brexit Prorogued

Former British PM John Major threatens legal action if new UK leader suspends parliament over Brexit

The idea has been suggested during the Tory leadership campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson evades question on British ambassador to US, as Hunt pledges to keep him SIR KIM DARROCH

Johnson evades question on British ambassador to US, as Hunt pledges to keep him

Hunt said that Donald Trump’s comments on Theresa May were “disrespectful and wrong”.

From TheJournal.ie Contingency plans to deal with potential traffic chaos around Dublin Port will be in place by October Traffic Jam

Contingency plans to deal with potential traffic chaos around Dublin Port will be in place by October

A traffic management group has been set up for Dublin Port to deal with possible delays in the area caused by inspections.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn now backs 'remain' - but only if the other options are a Tory Brexit or no deal Out Of The Woodwork

Jeremy Corbyn now backs 'remain' - but only if the other options are a Tory Brexit or no deal

Yesterday, Labour’s five trade unions agreed to back Remain in what marked a significant shift for the party.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney Brexit

Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney

The cabinet will today consider the latest plans to prepare Ireland for the possible consequences of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump 'won't deal' with British ambassador, and criticises Theresa May on Brexit Allies

Donald Trump 'won't deal' with British ambassador, and criticises Theresa May on Brexit

Trump said that “we will no longer deal with” the British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste warns risk of disorderly Brexit is 'significant' No Deal Fears

Tánaiste warns risk of disorderly Brexit is 'significant'

A detailed update on the government’s contingency planning will be brought before Cabinet tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie UK license holders living in Ireland urged to exchange driving licence before Brexit DRIVING LICENSES

UK license holders living in Ireland urged to exchange driving licence before Brexit

Britain is due to leave the EU on 31 October.

From TheJournal.ie Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit Social Welfare

Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit

The Budget for 2020 will be announced in October – weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners' European Parliament This post contains videos

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners'

Widdecombe made the remarks during her first speech in the European Parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit and wage increase lead to drop in confidence for Ireland's small businesses Small Businesses

Brexit and wage increase lead to drop in confidence for Ireland's small businesses

The Small Firms Association is calling for a national Small Business Strategy to improve small business performance.

From TheJournal.ie 'Technology alone isn't going to solve the problem': Ex-Brexit border chief rejects claims by Hunt and Johnson Brexit

'Technology alone isn't going to solve the problem': Ex-Brexit border chief rejects claims by Hunt and Johnson

Karen Wheeler was the Director General for Borders at the UK’s customs service.

From TheJournal.ie In Belfast, Johnson and Hunt talk about the 'unacceptable' backstop, and the 'indispensable' DUP Tories In Northern Ireland

In Belfast, Johnson and Hunt talk about the 'unacceptable' backstop, and the 'indispensable' DUP

Boris Johnson said that the backstop represents “the incoherence of the [UK] strategy” in Brexit negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie Sammy Wilson: 'We know the Irish; if you stand up to them, they will take you seriously' Brexit

Sammy Wilson: 'We know the Irish; if you stand up to them, they will take you seriously'

The DUP’s Brexit spokesman made his comments on BBC Radio 4 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers Mercosur Deal

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Irish food companies are accelerating Brexit preparations as a no-deal 'cliff-edge' looms Policy And Economy

Irish food companies are accelerating Brexit preparations as a no-deal 'cliff-edge' looms

Many companies are stockholding weeks worth of goods.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit?

Boris Johnson says he doesn’t believe there will be, but is prepared for it nonetheless.

From TheJournal.ie UK report says alternative to backstop 'should be fully up and running within three years' Border Issues

UK report says alternative to backstop 'should be fully up and running within three years'

Two Remain-supporting MPs are behind the report.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar Tensions

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

From TheJournal.ie Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends Hot Hot Heat

Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends

The think tank says the economy is “now effectively operating at full capacity”.

From TheJournal.ie Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year Brexit

Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year

The Passport Office has been receiving more than 100,000 applications each month.

From TheJournal.ie Finance Minister will 'form a judgement' as to what will be the most likely Brexit scenario ahead of Budget Budget 2020
From TheJournal.ie Tory leadership candidates clash over Brexit and no-show Boris in first TV debate Channel 4

Tory leadership candidates clash over Brexit and no-show Boris in first TV debate

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson.

From TheJournal.ie Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister Tory Leadership

Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister

The Tory leadership candidate said that “this is what they did in Ireland on abortion, and actually really worked”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare Feeling Blue

Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare

Past visits by Johnson to Ireland don’t exactly inspire confidence.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish government is 'driving us all' towards a no-deal Brexit, says DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson Brexit

The Irish government is 'driving us all' towards a no-deal Brexit, says DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson

In speech in Dublin, Donaldson re-iterated his party’s opposition to the backstop.

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