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From TheJournal.ie Downing Street 'working hard' amidst reports of Michel Barnier's midnight deadline New Proposals Needed

Downing Street 'working hard' amidst reports of Michel Barnier's midnight deadline

The UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Michel Barnier met this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels Brexit

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October' Brexit

Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'

The British PM has written a column for The Sun on Sunday underlining how his recent proposals are key.

From TheJournal.ie Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year Emissions

Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year

A smog incident last year nearly called for a public information alert.

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 EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life' Migration

EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'

This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.

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 FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland? Road Traffic Laws

FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland?

The claim surfaced in the media this week as a result of information published on the UK government’s website.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy Brits Not Out

Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy

Brits Not Out are holding the demonstration on Merrion Road at 6pm on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson says Brexit-blocking MPs and EU guilty of 'terrible collaboration' Bojo

Boris Johnson says Brexit-blocking MPs and EU guilty of 'terrible collaboration'

Johnson made his comments during a Facebook Live video earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader? Quiz

Quiz: Do you recognise this EU leader?

Can you name those taking up key EU positions for the next five years?

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 'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries Mercosur

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries

The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste Prepare For The Worst

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste

‘We do have to prepare for the worst case,’ said Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations Referendum

Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations

Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal Once More

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

From TheJournal.ie What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean? Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed The Late Show

As it happened: Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed

Another long night in Brussels, and the threat of a no-deal exit this Friday has been averted.

From TheJournal.ie 'A flexible extension': EU's Tusk proposes long Brexit delay but not more than a year Crunch Time

'A flexible extension': EU's Tusk proposes long Brexit delay but not more than a year

Prime Minister Theresa May met with German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron today.

From TheJournal.ie EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says Brexit

EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was in Dublin meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

From TheJournal.ie 'A new mind for Europe is required': President Higgins criticises 'inadequate' European Union Unity

'A new mind for Europe is required': President Higgins criticises 'inadequate' European Union

He called for a fresh approach to tackling inequality among member states.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology?

The EU has said road safety technologies will become mandatory on new cars from 2022 onwards.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean Tick Tock

Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean

It’s a choice now between brighter evenings or brighter mornings.

From The42 Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final Medal Alert This post contains videos

Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final

The 26-year-old was pipped for second place in Glasgow.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime Poll

Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime

There has been speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Summon up the blood': The best Brexit quotes from another colourful week Say That Again
From TheJournal.ie Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day May Day May Day

Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day

A campaign has begun in Europe to create a public holiday across the continent on 9 May.

From TheJournal.ie Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats Polls

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

From TheJournal.ie UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens Brexit

UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens

She said anyone who has already applied will receive a refund.

From TheJournal.ie 'Too little too late': Hauliers slam no-deal Brexit rehearsal as 'window dressing' Convoy

'Too little too late': Hauliers slam no-deal Brexit rehearsal as 'window dressing'

‘Operation Brock’ began this morning with trucks travelling from a regional airport in Kent to the port of Dover.

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 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 Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism come into effect across EU SIs

Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism come into effect across EU

Member states are now “obliged to create a SIS alert for all cases related to terrorist offences”.

From TheJournal.ie EU no-deal Brexit plan: UK citizens' rights, flights, and no mention of Irish border European Union

EU no-deal Brexit plan: UK citizens' rights, flights, and no mention of Irish border

Britain also announced its own contingency plans to prevent shortages and economic instability today.

From TheJournal.ie EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics Environment

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics

The directive will come into effect in two years time if it is passed.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics Brexit

Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics

The British Prime Minister will address the House of Commons today following a number of meetings in Brussels last week.

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 European Court of Justice's top advisor rules UK can revoke Article 50 and remain in European Union Brexit

European Court of Justice's top advisor rules UK can revoke Article 50 and remain in European Union

The Advocate General’s opinion is not legally binding, but is often followed by the court’s 27 judges.

From TheJournal.ie 'Intense' week of talks for May as EU negotiators set out plan for relationship with Britain Brexit

'Intense' week of talks for May as EU negotiators set out plan for relationship with Britain

European leaders will get to voice their opinions on the draft agreement May presented to the British parliament last week.

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