Map. History of Ireland conflict

20 September 2018
9 month ago
DUP leader Arlene Foster had a short conversation with Prime Minister Theresa May by phone and "there is still work to be done" – source
9 month ago
DUP leader Arlene Foster is currently speaking to Prime Minister Theresa May on the phone – source
"That [proposal] should be put where it belongs and that is in the waste basket, the sooner the better. That's where I put my copy." @CeciliaWikstrom on the @EU2017EE compromise proposal of Dublin reform
DUP leader Arlene Foster tells Sky News she was not shown the text of the Brexit deal in advance of the PM's talks
9 month ago
[email protected] claims the Irish government's behaviour "has set back Anglo-Irish relations and damaged the relationships built up within Northern Ireland in terms of the devolution settlement and that is going to take a long time to repair"
9 month ago
Chris Bryant says the government's approach to Brexit is "based on the DUP and trying to keep the Conservative party together". David Davis says it's actually based on "17.5 million votes that were cast to leave the European Union"
Nigel Dodds says DUP will not allow any Brexit settlement to be agreed which causes a divergence "politically or economically" of NI from rest of UK
9 month ago
Davis: issue of maintaining a frictionless and open border on island of Ireland is best dealt with in phase 2 of negotiations
[email protected]: I don't see any need for changes in today's text. There was compromise. We'll see how things develop
[email protected]: my objective now is to get this deal concluded
[email protected]: Brexit is difficult. Our job is to manage Irish Government's perspective. It is not our job to comment on relationships with British Government
[email protected]: This was a structured negotiation. It is our role to ensure we could agree a text in relation to the Irish people
[email protected]: @theresa_may has asked for more time and we are happy to allow that
[email protected]: We had a deal today that would provide reassurance on the border and we want to ensure it remains intact
[email protected]: We have no hidden agenda here only the best interests of people in Ireland North and South Brexit
Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar says Ireland agreed on a border deal earlier in the day and he is surprised and disappointed with the UK Government that the agreement could not be secured
[email protected]: I am surprised and disappointed British government cannot proceed with what was agreed earlier today. We want to proceed to phase 2 but cannot do so without a firm commitment that there will be no hard border in Ireland
[email protected]: A hard border has been to the forefront of our concerns since Brexit began
UK agrees to 'regulatory alignment' on both sides of Irish border
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Downing Street Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell will address MPs at 4pm on Brexit negotiation updates
DUP leader Arlene Foster says her party will "not accept any form of regulatory divergence" in Ireland after Brexit and the Irish government is "clearly seeking to unilaterally change the Belfast agreement"
Arlene Foster says Northern Ireland must leave the EU on the same terms as the rest of the UK.
Taoiseach @campaignforleo, Tánaiste @simoncoveney and Minister @HMcEntee will be making a significant statement at Government Buildings shortly re Phase 1 of the Brexit negotiations
If one part of UK can retain regulatory alignment with EU and effectively stay in the single market (which is the right solution for Northern Ireland) there is surely no good practical reason why others can't: @NicolaSturgeon
Ireland foreign minister says border will look the same as it does now after Brexit
Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney says the UK and EU are very close to agreeing a deal on the Irish border and the border will look like it looks today after Brexit
[email protected]: We hope to see a balanced wording that protects Irish interests as a whole. That has always been and continues to be our objective
[email protected]: At no point in future, can we see a re-emergence of a hard border in Ireland. I hope we are in a place this evening where we have reassurance for Irish and British people
[email protected]: I suspect the border will look much like what it looks today. We have lanuguage now that gives us the safeguards we need and reassurance that hard border will not re-emerge
[email protected]: We want an absolute guarantee that no hard border will return to this island and we are very close to final agreement. We are in a much better place now than we have been in Brexit negotiations at any point to date
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