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From TheJournal.ie 'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit Brexit

'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit

In an opinion piece published in 28 newspapers around Europe, Macron outlined his vision for the EU’s future.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers?

All hell broke loose after his speech in Brussels today – here’s what he actually said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony' Tension

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'

Gibraltar, home to 33,000 people, was ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713, in perpetuity.

From TheJournal.ie Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal Article 50

Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal

Getting MPs to support a withdrawal agreement has proved rather difficult.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government publishes no-deal Brexit plans for transport, healthcare and consumer protection Brexit

Irish government publishes no-deal Brexit plans for transport, healthcare and consumer protection

The laws apply to a wide number of areas of Irish society.

From TheJournal.ie Britain found charging women rescued from forced marriages to return home Repatriation

Britain found charging women rescued from forced marriages to return home

Four British women who were liberated from a punishment institution in Somalia were each charged £740 (€820), The Times newspaper revealed.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful' Border Poll

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'

The Tánaiste said the issue could “create an even more divisive debate and atmosphere in Northern Ireland, which is the last thing we need”.

From TheJournal.ie Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit Sort It Out

Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit

The European Commission President thinks most MPs “deeply distrust” both the EU and Theresa May.

From TheJournal.ie 'Complete madness': UK spends £100 million on no-deal Brexit ferry plans Splash The Cash

'Complete madness': UK spends £100 million on no-deal Brexit ferry plans

Chartering ferries have been hired to mitigate the risk of “severe congestion” at the port of Dover in case there is no deal.

From TheJournal.ie UK treating rise in migrant crossing the Channel as 'major incident' Migrants

UK treating rise in migrant crossing the Channel as 'major incident'

The move follows the interception of two more vessels carrying 12 migrants off the southeast English coast.

From TheJournal.ie Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit Brexit

Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit

Irish people living in the UK will not be expected to apply to the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash Iceland

Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash

The vehicle crashed through a railing on a one-lane bridge.

From TheJournal.ie Police admit there is a possibility that no drones hovered over Gatwick Airport Back To Square One

Police admit there is a possibility that no drones hovered over Gatwick Airport

Police are scrambling for answers after releasing their only suspects in the Gatwick Airport drone mystery.

From TheJournal.ie British businesses 'watching in horror' as risk of no-deal Brexit ramps up Plan For The Worst

British businesses 'watching in horror' as risk of no-deal Brexit ramps up

It is now 100 days until the UK is due to leave the EU.

From TheJournal.ie The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today Brexit

The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today

The bus was spotted driving through the city centre and stopped off at the Guinness brewery on its way up north to Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult' Backstop

Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'

EU leaders offered Theresa May sympathy today, but no promises.

From TheJournal.ie Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death Unexplored Island

Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death

The remote Indian island has a fascinating history.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why is Spain threatening to derail the Brexit deal? Brexit Tensions

Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why is Spain threatening to derail the Brexit deal?

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, located near the southernmost tip of Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now Explainer

Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now

There have been five resignations so far today – including two members of her Cabinet.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Taoiseach to brief party leaders on Brexit state-of-play as talks enter the 'endgame' COME WHAT MAY

Calls for Taoiseach to brief party leaders on Brexit state-of-play as talks enter the 'endgame'

The British Prime Minister said negotiators are “working extremely hard, through the night, to make progress”.

From TheJournal.ie Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says Britain

Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says

Sources told the Sunday Times that Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain Tense Relations

Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain

Varadkar was speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Marian Finucan Show this morning.

From TheJournal.ie UK's Sports Minister steps down in row over slot machines Tracey Crouch

UK's Sports Minister steps down in row over slot machines

“It is with great sadness I have resigned from one of the best jobs in Government,” Crouch tweeted.

From TheJournal.ie May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals Brexit

May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party.

From TheJournal.ie Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared Brexit

Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared

The number has grown 40-fold since 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal Border Issue

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal

EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier Border

Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier

British and Irish leaders have said negotiations will continue until at least November.

From TheJournal.ie DUP and UUP leaders to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels in effort to prevent Irish Sea border Brexit Backstop

DUP and UUP leaders to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels in effort to prevent Irish Sea border

Technical discussions will resume in Brussels over Brexit this week.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect in British Novichok poisoning is actually a Russian colonel and former spy Ruslan Boshirov/anatoly Chepiga

Suspect in British Novichok poisoning is actually a Russian colonel and former spy

British investigative team Bellingcat claims to have discovered that ‘Ruslan Boshirov’ is in fact FRU colonel Anatoly Chepiga.

From TheJournal.ie Crunch time: Britain and EU clash over who should make next Brexit move The Clock Is Ticking

Crunch time: Britain and EU clash over who should make next Brexit move

EU Council President Donald Tusk opened a crucial summit in the Austrian city earlier today.

From The42 'I want to be part of the Ireland team because they’re more like a family than the British team' Choice

'I want to be part of the Ireland team because they’re more like a family than the British team'

Athlete Leon Reid on switching allegiances, growing up in foster homes and why he wasn’t at his best during the Europeans.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed' Deal Or No Deal

Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'

Simon Coveney says the October deadline can be pushed out, but not by much.

From TheJournal.ie EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier Negotiations

EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier

Such a deal could include “an ambitious free trade agreement”.

From TheJournal.ie UK Brexit negotiator says deal is '80% agreed' Deal Or No Deal

UK Brexit negotiator says deal is '80% agreed'

Dominic Raab held talks with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series Housing Crisis

The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series

The series has been described as a “satirical undercover programme”.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed Border Poll

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe Chemical Warfare

Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe

Dawn Sturgess died after she handled what she thought was a bottle of perfume, given to her by her partner Charlie Rowley.

From TheJournal.ie New Brexit secretary: UK will refuse to pay €40bn Brexit bill without trade deal No Way We Wont Pay

New Brexit secretary: UK will refuse to pay €40bn Brexit bill without trade deal

Dominic Raab said that the Brexit bill, or the fee the UK must pay to leave the EU, is on condition of there being a trade deal.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper Brexit

'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper

Michel Barnier said the priority should be on clinching a Brexit divorce deal over the next weeks.

From TheJournal.ie With her Brexit secretary gone, are Theresa May's days numbered? May Day Call

With her Brexit secretary gone, are Theresa May's days numbered?

May has been Prime Minister for almost two years.

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