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From TheJournal.ie Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal Final Countdown This post contains videos

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal

A vote by MEPs in Brussels paves the way for Britain to leave the EU on Friday with an agreement in place.

From TheJournal.ie 'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags European Parliament This post contains videos

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags

McGuiness cut off Farage’s mic mid-sentence for disobeying parliament rules.

From The42 UK clubs' concern they may no longer be able to sign Irish players under the age of 18 after Brexit Get It Done

UK clubs' concern they may no longer be able to sign Irish players under the age of 18 after Brexit Exclusive

Correspondence, seen by The42, between a leading club in Britain and a League of Ireland side details their fears over potentially ‘calamitous’ change to how they operate at youth level.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change Ge2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier Brexit

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

From TheJournal.ie EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson Brexit

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson

The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit is happening this Friday - here's why you won't notice much changing An Age And A Day

Brexit is happening this Friday - here's why you won't notice much changing

It had seemed like this day would never come – and on 31 January it still might feel like it hasn’t come at all.

From TheJournal.ie 'Brexit is only at half-time': McEntee says negotiating trade deal will be 'very difficult' Withdrawal Agreement

'Brexit is only at half-time': McEntee says negotiating trade deal will be 'very difficult'

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of January.

From TheJournal.ie UK Chancellor unveils commemorative Brexit 50p coin Minted

UK Chancellor unveils commemorative Brexit 50p coin

The Brexit delay meant about a million coins had to be melted down and the metal put aside until a new departure date was confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Brexit Actually

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie Royal assent given to Brexit deal as Johnson hails 'crossing the finish line' despite ongoing negotiations It's Happening

Royal assent given to Brexit deal as Johnson hails 'crossing the finish line' despite ongoing negotiations

The British Prime Minister called for the “rancour and division” to be left behind.

From TheJournal.ie Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit Brexit

Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit

Javid urged businesses to “adjust” and said that while some will benefit others will not.

From TheJournal.ie Diplomat rents, the rising dollar and a Brexit-inspired passport boom behind DFA request for extra €50 million Foreign Affairs

Diplomat rents, the rising dollar and a Brexit-inspired passport boom behind DFA request for extra €50 million

The Department also looked for €2 million to bolster Ireland’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.

From TheJournal.ie Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day Clocking Off

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day

A commemorative Brexit coin will come into circulation on exit day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain Bong Bong Bong This post contains videos

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain

The House of Commons Commission said it would be an “unprecedented approach” to fund the cost through public donation.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling' EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling'

The EU Trade Commissioner also said it was “just not possible” to agree a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen

Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen said this evening ‘there’s no other country in the EU that is more affected by [Brexit] than Ireland]”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's call to 'bung a bob for Big Ben bong' fails to gather funds NoFundMe

Boris Johnson's call to 'bung a bob for Big Ben bong' fails to gather funds

It would cost half a million pounds to make Big Ben ring on 31 January.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney tells Andrew Marr 'the penny is finally dropping' in UK about Brexit consequences Brexit This post contains videos

Simon Coveney tells Andrew Marr 'the penny is finally dropping' in UK about Brexit consequences

Coveney said the EU felt the end of 2020 deadline set by Boris Johnson was “ambitious, if not unrealistic”.

From TheJournal.ie 'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border Smuggling

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say Back To Brexit

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say

Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit House Of Commons

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

From TheJournal.ie The Withdrawal Deal Bill just sailed through the House of Commons by 330 votes to 231 Brexit

The Withdrawal Deal Bill just sailed through the House of Commons by 330 votes to 231

The deal covers areas including EU citizen’s rights, customs arrangements in Northern Ireland and and a transition period.

From TheJournal.ie Ursula von der Leyen plays hardball in London with the single market as a bargaining chip Leyen DOWN THE LAW

Ursula von der Leyen plays hardball in London with the single market as a bargaining chip

Von der Leyen says the UK could lose access if the Brexit transition is not extended.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas Trade Deal

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

From TheJournal.ie Dominic Cummings calls for ‘weirdos and misfits' to apply for Downing Street jobs Number 10

Dominic Cummings calls for ‘weirdos and misfits' to apply for Downing Street jobs

Cummings says Number 10 wants to hire an ‘unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds’ to work as special advisers.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney urges all sides in Stormont talks to show generosity Talks

Coveney urges all sides in Stormont talks to show generosity

The parties have until a January 13 deadline to strike a deal to revive devolution.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson hails a decade of ‘prosperity and opportunity’ after Brexit in New Year's message 2020

Johnson hails a decade of ‘prosperity and opportunity’ after Brexit in New Year's message

Johnson added that he was determined to be a “prime minister for everyone”.

From TheJournal.ie Around in circles: The utterly chaotic year in Brexit in 13 headlines Topsy Turvy

Around in circles: The utterly chaotic year in Brexit in 13 headlines

Spoilers: She didn’t do it.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU Brexit

Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU

A scenario of a highly deregulated UK has been dubbed as a Singapore-upon-Thames.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline Ursula Von Der Leyen

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline

“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message Interview

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie It's been another 'bumper' year for Irish passport applications, up 7% on 2018 Record Breaking

It's been another 'bumper' year for Irish passport applications, up 7% on 2018

The oldest online Irish passport applicant was 101, and the youngest was five days old.

From TheJournal.ie You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter' From Brussels With Love

You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter'

The UK has inflicted unnecessary damage on itself with Brexit, the European Commission’s vice-president has said.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and Scotland publish questionnaire to examine the diverse, lesser-known parts of their ties Celtic Roots

Ireland and Scotland publish questionnaire to examine the diverse, lesser-known parts of their ties

Scotland has a very developed island diaspora, which the Irish government is looking to learn from.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’ Oven Ready

Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’

Varadkar said he feared the UK wanted to “undercut” its European rivals on food, health and product safety after exit day.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says it will be 'difficult to secure a good trade deal for Ireland' after Brexit Brexit

Varadkar says it will be 'difficult to secure a good trade deal for Ireland' after Brexit

Varadkar said that his government’s top priority in the new year will be guiding Ireland through the UK’s exit

From TheJournal.ie Changed utterly: Boris Johnson's big majority sees Brexit bill sail through Commons by 124 votes Withdrawal Agreement

Changed utterly: Boris Johnson's big majority sees Brexit bill sail through Commons by 124 votes

The House of Commons now breaks for Christmas with Brexit on course for 31 January.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief calls for backup amid fears of Brexit protests at major ports Stretched

PSNI chief calls for backup amid fears of Brexit protests at major ports

Chief Constable Simon Byrne said more officers are needed for front-line policing.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson unveils ‘most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation' Brexit

Boris Johnson unveils ‘most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation'

Of the 25 Bills detailed in Johnson’s second Queen’s Speech in less than three months, seven are devoted to Brexit.