Map. History of Ireland conflict

7 April 2020
British PM @BorisJohnson insists he still wants a "deal" before taking the UK out of the EU on Oct 31. However, his Irish counterpart, Taoiseach @LeoVaradkar, notes that for his country, no backstop means no deal so the Johnson demand to drop this "insurance plan" won't fly
7 month ago
UK PM @BorisJohnson says a no-deal Brexit would be a "failure" that both the British and Irish governments would be responsible for.
'No backstop is no deal for us' - Leo Varadkar
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is not expecting a "complete breakthrough" to be reached during talks with Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar today
Dublin will oppose direct rule of Northern Ireland should London move to impose it on Belfast (as @BorisJohnson has suggested), says Taoiseach @LeoVaradkar
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has postponed a planned visit to Belfast on Monday saying it would be an "inappropriate" time to visit and that Westminster has reached "a moment of truth"
7 month ago
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has told Sky News that the government has put forward alternatives to the Northern Ireland backstop including ideas on trusted trading schemes
Prime minister Boris Johnson says that under no circumstances will the UK government institute checks or controls at Irish border
French president Emmanuel Macron says the Irish backstop is not just a technical mechanism but vital for the protection of stability in Ireland
The High Court in Dublin has approved an application by Ryanair to stop a proposed pilot strike in Ireland tomorrow and on Friday
7 month ago
A Downing Street spokesperson says "we have been clear that we will never place infrastructure, checks or controls" at the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and that there is "no prospect of a deal" if the Irish backstop is not abolished
Boris Johnson's Brexit letter offers no alternatives to Irish backstop: EU
European Council President Donald Tusk says those against the Irish backstop are not proposing realistic alternatives to support re-establishing the border
7 month ago
Arrests after man assaulted and struck by car in Armoy
7 month ago
Police escape injury after bomb explodes in Co Fermanagh
Shannon Airport has confirmed operations are temporarily suspended after an incident involving a Boeing 763 aircraft and it is currently working to remove the aircraft from the scene
8 month ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to civil servants saying his "top priority" is preparing "urgently and rapidly" for a possible no deal Brexit on 31 October adding he "would very much prefer to leave with a deal" that abolishes the Irish backstop
Clashes with police in Belfast at the New Lodge republican bonfire today. One officer gets knocked out. Apparently police wanted to remove the bonfire
A suspect Device has been identified in the alley way beside homes in Innisfree Gardens, Strabane. The PSNI have begun an evacuation process of some of the surrounding properties and have extended the cordon . Huge inconvenience to local residents, many disabled and elderly8 month ago
A suspect Device has been identified in the alley way beside homes in Innisfree Gardens, Strabane. The PSNI have begun an evacuation process of some of the surrounding properties and have extended the cordon . Huge inconvenience to local residents, many disabled and elderly
Police have the Branch Road in Derry cordoned off after the discovery of a suspicious object at the side of the road earlier this afternoon8 month ago
Police have the Branch Road in Derry cordoned off after the discovery of a suspicious object at the side of the road earlier this afternoon
8 month ago
A man from Dublin has been charged with illegally importing firearms after 60 weapons were found in a car arriving in Dover from Calais.
'We should be afraid' - Irish PM @leovaradkar steps up warning about no deal Brexit - as it happened
Ryanair has told staff it has 500 more pilots and 400 more cabin crew than it needs and it will announce job cuts in the coming weeks
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald says a 'no-deal' Brexit would be "catastrophic" for peace in Northern Ireland after meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other Northern Irish political parties in Belfast
Taoiseach's view of the call
Boris Johnson told Leo Varadkar that the UK will leave the EU on October 31 "no matter what".
8 month ago
Boris Johnson will not meet EU leaders until they agree to change their position on the Northern Irish backstop
Brussels transmits to the Twenty-seven that Johnson's demands are unacceptable
8 month ago
Julian Smith has been appointed Northern Ireland Secretary
Man in critical condition after being 'chased down' Belfast street and shot several times
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