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The EU's top court has considered its first ever case in the Irish language. It's about labels on dog medicine
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The EU's top court has considered its first ever case in the Irish language. It's about labels on dog medicine

Thu 11:22 AM 21,177 Views 63 Comments

It’s the first time a case at the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice has been conducted through Irish.

Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors
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Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors

Tue 9:42 AM 98,324 Views 150 Comments

One driver asked if a border guard could “take off the meat and you leave me the bread”.

Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’
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Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’

Jan 8th 2021, 5:03 PM 21,025 Views 85 Comments

Former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett made the prediction as peers debated the agreement between the UK and EU.

Brexit to take full effect tonight as UK leaves EU single market
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Brexit to take full effect tonight as UK leaves EU single market

Dec 31st 2020, 7:13 AM 20,413 Views 44 Comments

The UK’s departure from the European Union takes full effect at 11pm.

Johnson wins backing of Brexiteers for trade deal, who say agreement 'preserves UK's sovereignty'
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Johnson wins backing of Brexiteers for trade deal, who say agreement 'preserves UK's sovereignty'

Dec 29th 2020, 4:15 PM 16,414 Views 28 Comments

They concluded that the agreement ‘preserves the UK’s sovereignty as a matter of law’.

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'
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Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'

Dec 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,109 Views 30 Comments

The EU and the UK published full 1,246-page text of the treaty yesterday.

'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published
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'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published

Dec 26th 2020, 12:43 PM 33,583 Views 26 Comments

The 1,246-page document waspublished this morning.

EU countries move towards vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads
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EU countries move towards vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads

Dec 26th 2020, 10:21 AM 14,638 Views 20 Comments

Several countries have reported cases of the new strain.

A look at the detail: What is in the Brexit trade deal?
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A look at the detail: What is in the Brexit trade deal?

Dec 24th 2020, 8:44 PM 79,769 Views 81 Comments

From what has been published so far, the UK conceded on both fisheries and the level playing field, while the EU conceded on governance.

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK
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# A Christmas Miracle

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK

Dec 24th 2020, 2:55 PM 52,463 Views 68 Comments
  • After 24 hours of speculation that there was a deal, the news was confirmed this afternoon.
  • “This agreement will write history,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
  • A Downing Street source said the deal takes the UK out of the “lunar pull of the EU” and the ECJ.
A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement
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A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 11:07 PM 35,781 Views 28 Comments

It had been reported that the negotiating teams were pushing to get a deal over the line before Christmas.

Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?
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Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?

Dec 21st 2020, 9:32 AM 30,933 Views 56 Comments

Another weekend of tense negotiations failed to achieve a breakthrough.

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain
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Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain

Dec 21st 2020, 7:10 AM 7,642 Views 9 Comments

Michel Barnier and Lord Frost met in Brussels yesterday.

Path to post-Brexit deal blocked by fish dispute
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Path to post-Brexit deal blocked by fish dispute

Dec 19th 2020, 7:20 PM 57,735 Views 24 Comments

Fishing is now the main obstacle to securing a pact by 1 January.

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away
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Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 7:11 PM 21,541 Views 25 Comments

Michel Barnier said earlier: “There is a chance of getting an agreement but the path to such an agreement is very narrow.”

Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal
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Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal

Dec 16th 2020, 3:15 PM 11,243 Views 31 Comments

Party membership has been told that ratifying the controversial EU-Canada trade deal is “politically important” with Brexit looming.

Covid-19: Curfews, lockdowns and travel limits in place across Europe amid fears of Christmas surge
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Covid-19: Curfews, lockdowns and travel limits in place across Europe amid fears of Christmas surge

Dec 16th 2020, 2:34 PM 19,316 Views 6 Comments

Tougher measures are being implemented across the continent.

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
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'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight

Dec 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 36,046 Views 37 Comments

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament this morning.

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'
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Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'

Updated Dec 13th 2020, 3:12 PM 33,923 Views 45 Comments

The legal date for the UK to leave the Customs Union and Single Market is 31 December.

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit
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# Grumbles In Brussels

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit

Dec 11th 2020, 8:09 AM 9,276 Views 41 Comments

Leaders also came to a compromise yesterday to clear the way for a €1.8 trillion Covid-19 recovery package.

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU
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Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,590 Views 48 Comments
  • UK and EU to "come to a decision" on trade negotiations by Sunday
  • Micheál Martin says he doesn't expect a 'lengthy discussion' on Brexit at today's European Council meeting
  • Senior Downing Street source says it is “unclear” if differences can be bridged
European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible
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European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible

Dec 10th 2020, 10:02 AM 27,267 Views 15 Comments

The three women from Dublin, Cork and Meath had sought damages from the State.

Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'
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Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'

Updated Dec 7th 2020, 6:53 PM 41,826 Views 48 Comments
  • 'Significant differences' remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said new problems on fisheries had arisen
  • The House of Commons votes to reject Lords' amendments to Internal Market Bill, but UK government agrees to 'deactivate' contentious clauses if there is a trade deal
EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe
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EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe

Dec 7th 2020, 7:59 AM 7,053 Views 22 Comments

November 2020 was 0.1 degrees Celsius hotter than the previous record.

FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?
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FactCheck: Was the UK able to approve the Pfizer vaccine before the EU because of Brexit?

Dec 4th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,366 Views 0 Comments

The head of the UK regulator who approved the Pfizer vaccine said its progress was “totally dependent” on the “rolling review” approach it took.

Explainer: Why is Ireland looking for observer status at the Arctic Council?
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Explainer: Why is Ireland looking for observer status at the Arctic Council?

Dec 3rd 2020, 11:00 PM 15,697 Views 22 Comments

Cabinet has agreed that Ireland should apply for observer status at the Arctic Council.

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says
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‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 1:39 PM 18,069 Views 23 Comments

Simon Coveney met European leaders in Paris today.

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab
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EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:04 AM 16,223 Views 37 Comments

The UK formally approved the vaccine yesterday.

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels
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# Time Is Ticking

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:44 PM 9,191 Views 21 Comments

Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.

Over half of people believe individuals travelling from 'red' regions should not be allowed into Ireland
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Over half of people believe individuals travelling from 'red' regions should not be allowed into Ireland

Dec 1st 2020, 1:43 PM 23,895 Views 54 Comments

More than half of people also expect to take their next international flight before the end of 2021, according to new figures.

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries
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Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries

Nov 27th 2020, 2:30 PM 10,026 Views 8 Comments

Although the focus has mostly been on State aid and the level-playing field, that is shifting to fisheries in the past few weeks.

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?
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'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,036 Views 2 Comments

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

New travel traffic light system kicks in on Sunday - here's what you need to know
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New travel traffic light system kicks in on Sunday - here's what you need to know

Nov 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 121,098 Views 29 Comments

It’s hoped the plan will help jump start the aviation sector in a safe way.

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'
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Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'

Oct 29th 2020, 4:58 PM 37,313 Views 60 Comments

Government aims to have travel traffic light system up and running by 8 November.

'We're overwhelmed by a second wave': Here's what Europe's worst-hit countries are doing to try curb Covid-19
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'We're overwhelmed by a second wave': Here's what Europe's worst-hit countries are doing to try curb Covid-19

Oct 29th 2020, 11:33 AM 62,811 Views 103 Comments

The WHO has said that Europe is again an “epicentre” for the disease.

Coronavirus across Europe: ICU shortage in France as Belgium urges Covid-positive doctors to keep working
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Coronavirus across Europe: ICU shortage in France as Belgium urges Covid-positive doctors to keep working

Oct 27th 2020, 5:25 PM 53,099 Views 15 Comments

There is concern across the continent.

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'
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MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:37 PM 22,946 Views 68 Comments

The move is seen as a victory for environmentalists.

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming
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Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:12 AM 10,012 Views 13 Comments

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases
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Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:34 AM 16,473 Views 6 Comments

Spain is only the sixth country to pass this grim milestone.

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat
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Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

Oct 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 40,582 Views 64 Comments

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

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