The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt says it is "difficult" to see how the UK's backstop proposal for the Irish border after Brexit will deliver a "workable solution"
3 month ago
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says Brexit backstop agreement cannot be time-limited by a date
3 month ago
Garda investigation into fatal Bray boxing club shooting continues. Searching the pier this am
Sky Sources say the 57-year-old man who was injured after a shooting at a boxing club in County Wicklow is Peter Taylor who is the father of world and Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor
Two other men, aged 35 and 57, have been hospitalised after the shooting
The Taoiseach has said the Dáil will sit longer into the summer to facilitate the passage of new legislation on abortion. He's indicated that second stage could be completed before the summer break
says it's important some realism is injected into the discussions about the timeline for enacting abortion legislation
Ireland votes to repeal strict ban on abortion, election official confirms.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he plans to have a new abortion law enacted by the end of the year and the approval of the referendum is a "culmination of a quiet revolution" in Ireland
"Under the Eighth Amendment, women in crisis pregnancy have been told: 'Take the plane or take the boat'. Today we tell them: 'Take our hand'." - Irish Health Minister @SimonHarrisTD
The Taoiseach @campaignforleo says today is the culmination of a 'quiet revolution' and says we will have a 'modern constitution for a modern country'
Spokesman for Ireland's pro-life 'Save The 8th' campaign John McGuirk has conceded that his campaign has lost the referendum
The official counting of votes in the abortion referendum in Ireland has begun after exit polls suggest the country overwhelmingly backed repealing the 8th amendment and relaxing the country's abortion laws
4 month ago
Ireland overwhelmingly votes to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion
Irish PM 'quietly confident' amid brisk voting on abortion
Gardaí say two boys have been arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of teenager Anastasia Kriegel
Ireland votes on whether to repeal abortion ban
Polls have opened in Ireland in a referendum to decide whether to legalize abortion, which is currently banned by the 8th Amendment
Juncker going to Dublin on June 21 and 22, @MargSchinas announces, in a visit that will in no way ramp up the pressure on Britain to reach a Brexit-Irish border solution at a crucial EU summit a week later
Corbyn says let's not give up harmony in Ireland "for the pipe-dream of a race-to-the-bottom free trade deal" with Donald Trump
UK Brexit Secretary Davis told tracking lorries that cross the Irish border is a "non-starter"
Any move to align the UK to the EU on customs post-Brexit would be beneficial, says Irish PM
UK to table new customs proposal within two weeks
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British PM Theresa May set out their perspectives, no breakthrough on the backstop (but none was really expected). Taoiseach warned that time is running out. Hint that UK may bring forward proposals soon, but no info on what they will contain
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warns Ireland will not move on insisting on Brexit backstop as guarantee of no hard border in Ireland
In Sofia, @theresa_may met ireland PM, @eucopresident. Basic message, said senior EU official, June summit close so get on with it
May says Britain will leave customs union, EU warns on Irish border again
PM @theresa_may: There are 3 objectives for future customs arrangements: as frictionless trade as possible, no hard border in Ireland, independent trade policy White paper published soon will show how much progress has been made in the last weeks
Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley speaking in @CommonsEU about Irish border after Brexit: There will be no new physical infrastructure, no new cameras, no new checks at the NI/Ireland border
calls on Irish government to expel the Israeli ambassador and to enforce trade sanctions against Israel