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From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.

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 Column: Britain doesn't have a written constitution. Today isn't the first time that that's led to major problems Unlawful

Column: Britain doesn't have a written constitution. Today isn't the first time that that's led to major problems

Another constitutional crisis took place in Britain over 100 years ago.

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 Irishman pleads guilty to smuggling 60 guns into UK in car Dover

Irishman pleads guilty to smuggling 60 guns into UK in car

Robert Keogh was stopped last month by border force officers at the Port of Dover en route from Calais.

From TheJournal.ie A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears High Court

A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears

A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign?

The UK foreign secretary made the statement on BBC Radio 4 on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock Brexit

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

From TheJournal.ie No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated Mental Health

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago Tory Leadership

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations State Visit

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations

Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.

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 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 '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 Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law Child Protection

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How will the UK’s new porn blocking law work? Podcast

The Explainer: How will the UK’s new porn blocking law work?

Age verification will be required to access online pornography in the United Kingdom from July.

From TheJournal.ie 'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK Budd Chiari Syndrome

'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK

Sinead Lowndes was diagnosed with a rare liver condition just six weeks before she was due to get married.

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 Poll: Should the UK call a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the UK call a general election?

It’s been suggested that a general election is needed to break the Brexit impasse.

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 Nissan confirms new car model will not be built in Sunderland factory Brexit

Nissan confirms new car model will not be built in Sunderland factory

The car giant announced in 2016 that it planned to build the model at its plant in Sunderland.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco announces up to 9,000 job cuts in the UK under wide-scale restructuring plan Axed

Tesco announces up to 9,000 job cuts in the UK under wide-scale restructuring plan

Jobs will be cut amid plans to shut fish, meat and cheese counters at some stores.

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 '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 '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 great big Brexit debate: May wants to take on Corbyn over EU deal Brexit Battle

The great big Brexit debate: May wants to take on Corbyn over EU deal

The debate is set to be held ahead of 11 December vote on Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now Explainer

Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now

There have been five resignations so far today – including two members of her Cabinet.

From TheJournal.ie TheJournal.ie's Brexit Road Trip: We travelled the length of Northern Ireland's border Hard Border

TheJournal.ie's Brexit Road Trip: We travelled the length of Northern Ireland's border

We spoke to people from all walks of life to see how Brexit could affect Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'We were given the baton': How Ireland's Defence Forces helped with significant cocaine seizure in UK Newlyn Harbour

'We were given the baton': How Ireland's Defence Forces helped with significant cocaine seizure in UK

Five men were arrested in this operation for drug trafficking offences.

From TheJournal.ie NHS suspends vaginal mesh operations in England over risk of 'life-changing injuries' Vaginal Mesh

NHS suspends vaginal mesh operations in England over risk of 'life-changing injuries'

The chair of an independent review said she had not seen evidence that the benefits of mesh outweigh the “severity of human suffering” caused by complications.

From TheJournal.ie Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary Brexit

Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary

Raab was appointed to the role after former secretary David Davis resigned suddenly late last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't have done a good job': Britain's Brexit secretary steps down in major blow to May DavExit

'I wouldn't have done a good job': Britain's Brexit secretary steps down in major blow to May

May is due to address parliament today to explain her plan for Britain.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May fends off 'Remainer' Tories on a no-deal Brexit vote House Of Commons

Theresa May fends off 'Remainer' Tories on a no-deal Brexit vote

MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí hail success of international policing operations after man found guilty in Hutch murder in Spain James Quinn

Gardaí hail success of international policing operations after man found guilty in Hutch murder in Spain

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll said today there will soon be ‘significant additional success’.

From TheJournal.ie Major Leave campaign donor 'met with Russian officials' before Brexit vote Brexit

Major Leave campaign donor 'met with Russian officials' before Brexit vote

Senior cabinet minister David Lidington told the BBC today that the allegations were “serious”.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021 Borderline

Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has voiced opposition to any time-limited backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson spent 18 minutes on the phone to Russian prankster posing as the Armenian prime minister Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson spent 18 minutes on the phone to Russian prankster posing as the Armenian prime minister

Johnson discussed Russia and the poisoning of Sergei Skripal before realising the call was a fake.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans lose appeal against ruling preventing them from going to Rome Legal Challenge

Parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans lose appeal against ruling preventing them from going to Rome

Toddler Evans had his ventilator support removed late on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the former drug dealer on the frontline of the battle against London knife crime Crime Wave

Meet the former drug dealer on the frontline of the battle against London knife crime

Abdi has been stabbed twice recently.

From TheJournal.ie Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry' Diplomatic Tensions

Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'

Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

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