As IMF chief @Lagarde visits Dublin, Taoiseach @campaignforleo warns against a return to boom and bust policies

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21 September 2018
"The sun is shining on the Irish economy It is when the sun is shining that you fix the roof." @Lagarde says Ireland must plan for economic shocks
As IMF chief @Lagarde visits Dublin, Taoiseach @campaignforleo warns against a return to boom and bust policies
Four pedestrians injured - two critically - after a collision in the grounds of a church in Clondalkin, Dublin
Sun is shining on the Irish economy says IMF boss
At Irish Government Buildings the IMF boss Christine Largarde says the sun is shining on the Irish economy. Says employment rates and economic growths is remarkable. But warns that Ireland has to prepare for international shocks
Emergency services are at the scene of an incident outside a church in Clondalkin, Dublin, after a collision between a vehicle and a number of pedestrians
A Car has rammed into many people outside a Immaculate Conception Church in Dublin Ireland
Irish PM Leo Varadkar has warned that a no-deal Brexit scenario is "more likely" than it was a few months ago
Brexit deal has to fully honour 'Irish protocol' agreed in December, Taoiseach says at British Irish Council
"When we talk about the future, Ireland is always a good place to start. It is the youngest, most modern and pro-European country in our Union." @JunckerEU
"The new budget will support Ireland's transition to a modern, innovation-led economy right across the board: funding for research and innovation will be doubled to €100bn" @JunckerEU
Fianna Fáil leader @MichealMartinTD says the exotic edges of the Tory party have long since stopped being amusing on Brexit.
@campaignforleo: There isn't much time left to conclude an agreement on Brexit and to have it operational before the UK's departure next March. There is an urgent need to intensify our efforts if we are to get there. We expect the UK to honour their commitments on the backstop in full
Brexit is starting 'to resemble a riddle wrapped in an enigma' - Varadkar
[email protected] on Brexit: "We need more answers and fewer questions. We will continue to take a pragmatic approach to finding solutions. But I want to be clear: Ireland will come first."
Irish PM @campaignforleo: The withdrawal agreement must include legally binding backstop (without expiry date) to avoid hard border For there to be a Brexit transition period, there has to be full agreement on all issues
Leo Varadkar: The most important aspect of WA for Ireland is the backstop. A WA without a backstop is of no use whatsoever
[email protected]: This is not a bilateral question between Ireland and the UK. This is an issue between the UK and the EU
.⁦@JunckerEU⁩ with Taoiseach ⁦@campaignforleo⁩: "Ireland is not alone. It is fully backed by the ⁦@EU_Commission⁩ and the 26 Member States"
"A withdrawal agreement without a backstop is of no use to us whatsoever" - Irish PM @campaignforleo and European Commission President @JunckerEU are in Dublin to discuss the Irishborder issue
It's not only up to us – major steps to be taken by Britain says @JunckerEU Brexit
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says there will be no Brexit withdrawal agreement if UK does not follow through on border commitments
[email protected]_EN Brexit coordinator @guyverhofstadt at @CommonsEUexit: "Backstop" is not a solution for NI/IRE, it is a fallback positionAccording to UK govt proposals, there will be 3 different customs systems (current/backstop/future) in 2-3 years time. We have to avoid that
EU leaders to express concern about lack of "substantial progress" on Irish border next week
Waterford researchers say nutrients can slow Alzheimer's
Irish Health Minister urged to introduce duty of candour in medical negligence cases
Ryanair has called for restrictions on alcohol sales at airports after a flight from Dublin to Ibiza was forced to land in Paris due to "disruptive" passengers
An 18-year-old man has been arrested over the death of Cameron Reilly in Dunleer, Co Louth last month
Ireland will not demand to halt Brexit negotiations if there is no breakthrough at the next EU summit
Two people have died in a road traffic accident near the village of Dromkeen in Co Limerick
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