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From TheJournal.ie Report contradicts UK minister's claim that no public money spent on no-ships ferry contract Brexit Ferries

Report contradicts UK minister's claim that no public money spent on no-ships ferry contract

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is coming under fire after claiming that no public funds were spent on the Seaborne Freight contract.

From TheJournal.ie UK government terminates £13.8m contract with Seaborne Freight for no-deal Brexit ferries U-turn

UK government terminates £13.8m contract with Seaborne Freight for no-deal Brexit ferries

It’s been reported that the contract was cancelled after an Irish company, Arklow Shipping, withdrew its backing.

From TheJournal.ie Two people arrested over UK house fire that killed four children Staffordshire

Two people arrested over UK house fire that killed four children

Emergency services were called to the blaze in the Highfields area of Stafford at 2.40am on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Equine flu outbreak cancels all horse racing in Britain but Irish racecourses stay open Infectious

Equine flu outbreak cancels all horse racing in Britain but Irish racecourses stay open

Three horses from the same yard are confirmed to have the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Friday Brexit

Theresa May to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Friday

The two leaders will discuss the current Brexit landscape.

From TheJournal.ie Four children have died in a house fire in Staffordshire in the UK Highfields

Four children have died in a house fire in Staffordshire in the UK

Two adults and another child are being treated in hospital and their injuries are believed to be non life-threatening.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to give Brexit speech in Northern Ireland today Brexit

Theresa May to give Brexit speech in Northern Ireland today

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said no alternatives to the backstop have stood up to scrutiny.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland tomorrow Brexit

Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland tomorrow

May will meet with businesses and local community groups.

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the loudest voices against an indefinite backstop': What's Dominic Raab up to? Brexit

'One of the loudest voices against an indefinite backstop': What's Dominic Raab up to?

From his review of the Good Friday Agreement to sparring with Irish journalists on Twitter, it’s been an interesting week for Mr Raab.

From TheJournal.ie 'Risk to life' warning issued in UK as snow forces motorists to abandon cars and pupils to stay in school Big Freeze

'Risk to life' warning issued in UK as snow forces motorists to abandon cars and pupils to stay in school

Temperatures dropped as low as -15.4 in the Scottish Highlands last night.

From TheJournal.ie Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community UK

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community

The centre first opened in 1955 to meet the needs of new Irish emigrants to the English capital.

From TheJournal.ie British MPs to vote on seven motions - including on NI backstop - to amend Brexit withdrawal deal Brexit

British MPs to vote on seven motions - including on NI backstop - to amend Brexit withdrawal deal

In a bid to try to secure the support of MPs, May will hold talks with unnamed officials or leaders from the EU today.

From TheJournal.ie UK risking a no-deal Brexit 'by accident' because it can't decide what it wants, EU negotiator warns Sabine Weyand

UK risking a no-deal Brexit 'by accident' because it can't decide what it wants, EU negotiator warns

Sabine Weyand said today the risk of the UK crashing out of Europe is “high”.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May offers her battered Brexit deal to MPs again - so what's different? A Rose By Any Other Name

Theresa May offers her battered Brexit deal to MPs again - so what's different?

The Grieve and Cooper amendments are the most likely to gain the support of the House of Commons – so what are they?

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 Men jailed for importing almost £50 million worth of drugs into the UK TOMATO TINS

Men jailed for importing almost £50 million worth of drugs into the UK

The pair were involved in the importation of cannabis and a drug used to treat insomnia.

From TheJournal.ie Men jailed for life for fatal shop explosion in 'wicked' insurance scam attempt Leicester

Men jailed for life for fatal shop explosion in 'wicked' insurance scam attempt

The three men torched a Polish supermarket in Leicester in February last year, killing 5 people.

From TheJournal.ie Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit Car Insurance

Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit

Irish vehicles travelling to the UK may no longer by covered by EU rules after 29 March.

From TheJournal.ie 'No deal? No problem': A street-side view of Britain's great Brexit battle Brexit Vote

'No deal? No problem': A street-side view of Britain's great Brexit battle

“If this was 500 years ago, there’d be a civil war and we’d be stabbing each other with spikes!” one Leave voter said.

From TheJournal.ie 'She's in office, but not in power': What could happen if Theresa May's Brexit deal fails? Brexistential Crisis

'She's in office, but not in power': What could happen if Theresa May's Brexit deal fails?

An extension to Article 50, a change of leadership, a no-deal Brexit… or another referendum? Here’s what could happen.

From TheJournal.ie Last-minute letters between Theresa May and two EU leaders have been published From EU To Me

Last-minute letters between Theresa May and two EU leaders have been published

On the eve of the Brexit vote, this letter is hoped to offer enough reassurance to pass Theresa May’s deal.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to warn of 'catastrophic' effects of failing to deliver Brexit during Stoke factory visit Eve Of Vote

Theresa May to warn of 'catastrophic' effects of failing to deliver Brexit during Stoke factory visit

There’s only one day to go before the crucial vote in the House of Commons.

From TheJournal.ie All eyes are on Westminster again, but what can Theresa May do if her vote fails? Meaningful Vote

All eyes are on Westminster again, but what can Theresa May do if her vote fails?

Warning: this article contains a lot of ifs and buts.

From TheJournal.ie Brexiteers were furious with Westminster's House Speaker this week - so what's the latest row about? John Bercow

Brexiteers were furious with Westminster's House Speaker this week - so what's the latest row about?

A ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sticker, an argument over the meaning of “forthwith” and fiery exchanges all make for an entertaining incident.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Brexit protester arrested in relation to incident which saw British MP branded a 'fascist' James Goddard

Pro-Brexit protester arrested in relation to incident which saw British MP branded a 'fascist'

Anna Soubry was heckled as she entered Parliament on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Senior Kinahan figure arrested at UK airport as part of probe into supply of drugs and firearms to Ireland National Crime Agency

Senior Kinahan figure arrested at UK airport as part of probe into supply of drugs and firearms to Ireland

Both men are currently being questioned at a police station in Staffordshire.

From TheJournal.ie 'This political chaos cannot go on': Corbyn calls for general election to break Brexit deadlock Brexit

'This political chaos cannot go on': Corbyn calls for general election to break Brexit deadlock

May faces a crucial vote next week on her proposed Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Not much optimism for Irish hauliers after no-deal Brexit tailback test at Dover Port Of Dover

Not much optimism for Irish hauliers after no-deal Brexit tailback test at Dover

Yesterday, 89 trucks took part in a no-deal Brexit test to see what delays there would be if there were checks at the Port of Dover.

From TheJournal.ie 'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK 2 Fat 2 Furious

'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK

The mass, which is made up of oil, fat and wet wipes, is the largest-ever fatberg to have been discovered in Devon.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-youth football coach dies in car crash on day he's to stand trial for sex abuse charges UK

Ex-youth football coach dies in car crash on day he's to stand trial for sex abuse charges

Michael ‘Kit’ Carson was accused of the sexual abuse of boys aged under 16.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-EU MP Anna Soubry criticises police after group of protesters call her 'Nazi' outside UK parliament Brexit

Pro-EU MP Anna Soubry criticises police after group of protesters call her 'Nazi' outside UK parliament

Anna Soubry was forced to stop after being heckled as she conducted interviews on BBC and Sky News.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland Hard Or Soft Boiled Brexit

Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland

The Irish government and the EU says they’re not preparing for a hard border – here’s what three Irish MEPs think.

From TheJournal.ie A look back at the last referendum the UK had on EU membership The European Ideal

A look back at the last referendum the UK had on EU membership

The British electorate were first asked if they wanted to be part of the precursor to the EU after they were already a member of it.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrests after UK manhunt following fatal stabbing on London-bound train Stabbing

Two arrests after UK manhunt following fatal stabbing on London-bound train

Police say they do not believe it was a random attack.

From TheJournal.ie Derry woman in wrangle with UK Home Office fears Brexit could complicate her immigration case Good Friday Agreement

Derry woman in wrangle with UK Home Office fears Brexit could complicate her immigration case

The UK Home Office has argued that British immigration laws supercede the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie If there is a Brexit deal - what trade agreements can UK businesses expect? Best Case Scenario

If there is a Brexit deal - what trade agreements can UK businesses expect?

Norway plus, Canada plus plus, or no-deal rules?

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time to take stock': Former Brexit secretary urges Theresa May to delay Brexit vote again Deal Or No Deal

'It's time to take stock': Former Brexit secretary urges Theresa May to delay Brexit vote again

David Davis said that it was time for the UK “to take stock” ahead of the planned crucial vote.

From TheJournal.ie The ridiculous things UK politicians have said about Ireland and Brexit Keep Your Mp Shut

The ridiculous things UK politicians have said about Ireland and Brexit

“The Irish living in the UK have a great civic duty to educate the English.”

From TheJournal.ie The post-Brexit Irish passport boom in Britain is not slowing down EU Passports

The post-Brexit Irish passport boom in Britain is not slowing down

Applications for Irish passports in Britain and Northern Ireland made up 22% of all Irish passport applications in 2018.

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.

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