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From TheJournal.ie New Brexit plan: May loses support as she gives MPs a shot at second referendum Groundhog Day

New Brexit plan: May loses support as she gives MPs a shot at second referendum

“The biggest problem with Britain today is its politics,” May said today.

From TheJournal.ie UK police ask McDonald's restaurant to suspend milkshake sales ahead of Nigel Farage rally Spilled Milk

UK police ask McDonald's restaurant to suspend milkshake sales ahead of Nigel Farage rally

A number of public figures in the UK have had milkshakes thrown at them in public recently.

From TheJournal.ie Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls Out And Out Lead

Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls

The Conservatives, meanwhile, look set for a battering at the polls this month.

From TheJournal.ie How is the Tories' crushing local election result impacting on Brexit? Theresa May

How is the Tories' crushing local election result impacting on Brexit?

What happens next massively depends on how much longer can Theresa May last in 10 Downing Street.

From TheJournal.ie 'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections Going To The Polls

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

From TheJournal.ie 'It will be a question of life and death': Julian Assange to face hearing on US extradition in London Wikileaks

'It will be a question of life and death': Julian Assange to face hearing on US extradition in London

The Wikileaks founder was jailed for 50 weeks yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Man with 'Irish accent' wanted in connection with abduction and rape of two women in London Wanted

Man with 'Irish accent' wanted in connection with abduction and rape of two women in London

The incidents happened in north London on Thursday 25 April.

From TheJournal.ie UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation Digital Privacy

UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation

Concerns have been raised by victims groups about new consent forms.

From TheJournal.ie Children's BBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies suddenly, aged 16 RIP

Children's BBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies suddenly, aged 16

The CBBC star died suddenly on Sunday 7 April.

From TheJournal.ie UK to officially ban use of porn websites among under-18s from July New Laws

UK to officially ban use of porn websites among under-18s from July

The new laws will come into effect from 15 July.

From TheJournal.ie 'Despotic' Assange insulted staff and smeared faeces on embassy walls, Ecuadorian president claims Dirty Protest

'Despotic' Assange insulted staff and smeared faeces on embassy walls, Ecuadorian president claims

The 47-year-old Wikileaks founder was arrested in London last week.

From TheJournal.ie Daily Telegraph ordered to correct Boris Johnson claim that no-deal Brexit was public's favoured option Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph ordered to correct Boris Johnson claim that no-deal Brexit was public's favoured option

The ruling was made by the UK-based Independent Press Standards Organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's UK ambassador writes to magazine editor over article telling 'Little Leo' to join Commonwealth The Spectator

Ireland's UK ambassador writes to magazine editor over article telling 'Little Leo' to join Commonwealth

Adrian O’Neill claimed the magazine had “lapsed into an anti-Irish sentiment”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween?

The UK and the EU have agreed a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the UK front pages reacted to the new Brexit Halloween deadline British Papers

Here's how the UK front pages reacted to the new Brexit Halloween deadline

Four of the tabloids didn’t choose the Brexit extension as their front page story at all.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now' Deal Or No Deal

Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'

Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that.

From TheJournal.ie What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own? Flextension

What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?

Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.

From TheJournal.ie One week out from the latest Brexit 'cliff edge', what's going on? Brexhaustion

One week out from the latest Brexit 'cliff edge', what's going on?

Ireland has been ramping up no-deal preparations, while the UK government has gone searching for Commons support.

From TheJournal.ie In a 'moving' meeting with North community members, Merkel compared border issue to Iron Curtain The Border Question

In a 'moving' meeting with North community members, Merkel compared border issue to Iron Curtain

Ahead of the formal meeting, Merkal and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar participated in a roundtable discussion with people from Northern Ireland and the border area.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What do you think will eventually happen with Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What do you think will eventually happen with Brexit?

Even if there is a delay, how will it end?

From TheJournal.ie UK police probe into two 'malicious' devices left on train lines in suspected Brexit plot Transport Police

UK police probe into two 'malicious' devices left on train lines in suspected Brexit plot

The devices were found in Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire.

From TheJournal.ie MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable' 10 Days To Go This post contains videos

MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable'

Meanwhile, Leo Varadkar said: “No one should underestimate the difficulties that a no deal will present.”

From TheJournal.ie Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech

The Tory MP said it was not an endorsement, he was simply “pointing out something interesting which is worth watching”.

From TheJournal.ie Amid the chaos of Brexit, community groups are trying to improve Irish-UK cooperation New Common Chapter

Amid the chaos of Brexit, community groups are trying to improve Irish-UK cooperation

The Good Friday Agreement called for North-South and West-East cooperation, but some people may have forgotten this.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Dodds 'would stay in the EU rather than risk Northern Ireland's place in UK' Unionist

Nigel Dodds 'would stay in the EU rather than risk Northern Ireland's place in UK'

The DUP deputy leader said that he wanted Brexit to be delivered, but not if it would risk Northern Ireland’s status within the UK.

From TheJournal.ie A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now? Divided Kingdom

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

From TheJournal.ie Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays Pro Brexit

Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays

Britain was originally due to leave the European Union today.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to meet Merkel and Macron as Brexit uncertainty ticks on Brexit

Varadkar to meet Merkel and Macron as Brexit uncertainty ticks on

The Taoiseach will travel to Paris on Tuesday to meet Macron, while on Thursday, Merkel will travel to Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie MPs to debate reversing Brexit next Monday, after 5.7m people sign petition Article 50

MPs to debate reversing Brexit next Monday, after 5.7m people sign petition

The British government responded to the petition by saying that revoking Article 50 would “undermine our democracy”.

From TheJournal.ie Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days Waiting For Godot

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dr Evil' tattooist jailed for 40 months for carrying out tongue splitting and ear removal Brendan Mccarthy

'Dr Evil' tattooist jailed for 40 months for carrying out tongue splitting and ear removal

Brendan McCarthy (50) carried out the body modifications at his Dr Evil studio between 2012 and 2015.

From TheJournal.ie RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now' Invalid

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'

In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

From TheJournal.ie 'A lot of concern' among EU states over prospect of Article 50 long extension, Coveney warns Brexit

'A lot of concern' among EU states over prospect of Article 50 long extension, Coveney warns

EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier earlier said that EU member states should prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage begins 435km march against 'Brexit betrayal', but admits he won't actually finish it Leave Means Leave

Nigel Farage begins 435km march against 'Brexit betrayal', but admits he won't actually finish it

Around 100 Brexit supporters have joined the march from Sunderland to the House of Commons.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Theresa May is set to risk another vote on her battered Brexit deal Third Time Lucky

Here's why Theresa May is set to risk another vote on her battered Brexit deal

It’s been a bizarre week – but does the prime minister finally have Brexiteers backed in a corner?

From TheJournal.ie If you plan to travel to the UK with your pet after a no-deal Brexit, here's what you'll need Brexit Cat-astrophe

If you plan to travel to the UK with your pet after a no-deal Brexit, here's what you'll need

The rules, issued by the Irish government, apply to cats, dogs… and ferrets travelling for non commercial reasons.

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 Strict rules banning the 'wrong kind of pallet' could lead to knock-on problems here post-Brexit More Headaches

Strict rules banning the 'wrong kind of pallet' could lead to knock-on problems here post-Brexit

Strict global rules designed to stop the spread of beetles and other pests currently govern use of pallets.

From TheJournal.ie Storm Freya to hit UK with gusts of up to 128km/h - but Ireland looks set to avoid its strongest winds Wind And Rain

Storm Freya to hit UK with gusts of up to 128km/h - but Ireland looks set to avoid its strongest winds

Conditions across the country are set to change across the country this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Man (30) jailed for three-and-a-half years for assaulting Irish Liverpool fan Seán Cox Preston Crown Court

Man (30) jailed for three-and-a-half years for assaulting Irish Liverpool fan Seán Cox

Simone Mastrelli (30) was charged with two counts in connection with the assault of Seán Cox.

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