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From TheJournal.ie Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming Endgame

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

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

From TheJournal.ie UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told Peers

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told

Members of the UK’s House of Lords addressed an Oireachtas Committee about the Internal Market Bill.

From TheJournal.ie 'Immoral': Mayor informed of £22 million for Greater Manchester during press conference Tier 3 Restrictions

'Immoral': Mayor informed of £22 million for Greater Manchester during press conference

A Labour MP tweeted that they had been informed the £22 million would only go towards helping the test and trace system.

From TheJournal.ie British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue Looming Deadline

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue

The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

From TheJournal.ie Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus

Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19

The “sharp and deep” lockdown will begin at 6pm on 23 October.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant boats cross the Channel as hundreds greet asylum seekers at barracks Channel Crossing

Migrant boats cross the Channel as hundreds greet asylum seekers at barracks

Up to 200 people gathered outside a military barracks in Kent where asylum-seekers are being housed.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland? Coronavirus

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?

The new restrictions are expected to become law on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie NI Secretary to decide whether to hold Pat Finucane murder inquiry 'by end of November' Belfast

NI Secretary to decide whether to hold Pat Finucane murder inquiry 'by end of November'

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie North of England leaders call for more cash as further lockdowns loom with three-level system of restrictions Coronavirus

North of England leaders call for more cash as further lockdowns loom with three-level system of restrictions

Ireland has a five-level system, with the whole country currently under Level 3.

From TheJournal.ie EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal Time Running Out

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal

No 10 says there have been ‘useful discussions’ but that differences remain on some ‘important issues’.

From TheJournal.ie Around 17,000 UK driver licences in Ireland need to be traded in before the end of the year Brexit

Around 17,000 UK driver licences in Ireland need to be traded in before the end of the year

The NDLS is expecting a surge in applications in the final weeks before the transition period ends on 31 December.

From TheJournal.ie Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit Brexit

Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit

Neale Richmond says businesses must be on guard and ready for what Brexit brings, regardless of what comes of the fractured political process.

From TheJournal.ie A third of the UK will be under tighter restrictions from tomorrow as Liverpool set for new local lockdown North Of England

A third of the UK will be under tighter restrictions from tomorrow as Liverpool set for new local lockdown

People returning to the UK from Turkey and Poland will also be asked to quarantine under new restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill Brexit

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK records biggest ever rise in new cases UK

Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK records biggest ever rise in new cases

The UK Prime Minister will take part in the Downing Street press conference today.

From TheJournal.ie UK MPs back controversial Brexit legislation despite ‘law-breaking’ concerns Internal Market Bill

UK MPs back controversial Brexit legislation despite ‘law-breaking’ concerns

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill will undergo further scrutiny in the House of Lords after clearing the Commons.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond Brexit

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond

Noelle O Connell says it’s easy for us to keep the focus on what’s happening across the Irish Sea, but if we look beyond, there is a huge body of support for Ireland in the face of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Children in care and modern slavery victims 'could lose right to live in UK after Brexit' Eu Settlement Scheme

Children in care and modern slavery victims 'could lose right to live in UK after Brexit'

Experts from the University of Oxford have issued the warning today.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson issues plea for 'spirit of togetherness' but warns of 'difficult' winter ahead in televised address New Restrictions

Johnson issues plea for 'spirit of togetherness' but warns of 'difficult' winter ahead in televised address

The British Prime Minister said tonight that “freedom loving” Britons had helped to create a new surge of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments Brexit

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

From TheJournal.ie Former NI Secretary 'regrets' saying she didn't know that nationalists did not vote for unionist parties Karen Bradley

Former NI Secretary 'regrets' saying she didn't know that nationalists did not vote for unionist parties

Karen Bradley made the comments in September 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson to address Commons as UK braces for 'tough six months' Coronavirus

Boris Johnson to address Commons as UK braces for 'tough six months'

Johnson will set out steps to tackle a second wave of coronavirus when he appears before MPs today.

From TheJournal.ie UK at coronavirus ‘tipping point’ with risk of 50,000 daily cases by mid-October Winter

UK at coronavirus ‘tipping point’ with risk of 50,000 daily cases by mid-October

Boris Johnson is expected to announce new measures to curb the spread of the virus tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie UK protection officer travelling with Dominic Raab suspended after leaving gun on plane Dominic Raab

UK protection officer travelling with Dominic Raab suspended after leaving gun on plane

The officer had been travelling with Dominic Raab on a visit to the US.

From TheJournal.ie Neale Richmond: Brexit was no one hit wonder - the Tory party fostered this toxic sentiment over many years Opinion

Neale Richmond: Brexit was no one hit wonder - the Tory party fostered this toxic sentiment over many years

Neale Richmond says the UK has become a slave to insular thinking and it has led them to Brexit and the current mess it has caused.

From TheJournal.ie RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

It marks the third time in six days the Typhoons have been scrambled in response to Russian planes.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons Internal Markets Bill

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true' Brexit

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

From TheJournal.ie Five arrests and 21 kilos of cocaine seized by UK police investigating 'NI crime group' Northern Ireland

Five arrests and 21 kilos of cocaine seized by UK police investigating 'NI crime group'

Four men based in Northern Ireland are suspected of being involved in the importation of drugs from the continent.

From TheJournal.ie EU is threatening 'blockade' on British food to Northern Ireland and to 'carve up' the UK, Boris Johnson says Brexit

EU is threatening 'blockade' on British food to Northern Ireland and to 'carve up' the UK, Boris Johnson says

Writing in the Telegraph, Johnson has argued in favour of the Bill as rebel Tories mount a plan to amend the legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is Britain on the path to becoming a rogue state? Opinion

Opinion: Is Britain on the path to becoming a rogue state?

The UK government this week told the Commons that it would be breaking international law in relation to Brexit in ‘a limited and specific way’. Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza says she’s seen this before.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager charged with vandalism of Winston Churchill statue in the UK Winston Churchill

Teenager charged with vandalism of Winston Churchill statue in the UK

He was one of at least 680 people arrested in connection with 10 days of Extinction Rebellion protests.

From TheJournal.ie The UK has announced it has agreed a 'historic' trade deal... with Japan Timing

The UK has announced it has agreed a 'historic' trade deal... with Japan

The news comes as the EU is threatening legal action over the UK reneging on its commitments made in the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

From TheJournal.ie 'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance No Deal

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance

The UK has said that it won’t drop measures that would undermine the Withdrawal Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance Sinn Féin NI Leader

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance

DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the admission, which she said caused “deep hurt and anger”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?

“Trust has been eroded”, the Taoiseach says, – but is this all just a British negotiation tactic?

From TheJournal.ie Emergency Brexit talks due in London today after UK reveals bill to override Withdrawal Agreement Internal Markets Bill

Emergency Brexit talks due in London today after UK reveals bill to override Withdrawal Agreement

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove will meet senior EU official Maroš Šefčovič to discuss the situation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Alarm bells': Tánaiste expresses concern ahead of publication of law-breaking Brexit bill Negotiations

'Alarm bells': Tánaiste expresses concern ahead of publication of law-breaking Brexit bill

The government says the bill is intended to ensure Northern Ireland can trade freely with Britain.

From TheJournal.ie UK government’s legal head resigns ‘over plans to override Brexit withdrawal deal’ Johnathan Jones

UK government’s legal head resigns ‘over plans to override Brexit withdrawal deal’

The Financial Times claims Sir Jonathan has resigned due to a dispute with Downing Street.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: The adults are no longer in charge in Downing Street Opinion

Brexit: The adults are no longer in charge in Downing Street

Former ambassador Bobby McDonagh says the Cummings-driven cabal of ‘weirdos and misfits’ are now steering the UK onto a dangerous path in the Brexit negotiations.

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