Map. History of Ireland conflict

18 July 2018
Irish foreign ministers Simon Coveney says June is a very important date from an Irish perspective. We are putting down a marker which says that if there isn't significant progress towards trying to find new wording that puts in place an operational backstop in the WA, then we'd have to ask some very serious questions as to whether it’s possible to do it by October which is the end point when we are hoping to have a draft withdrawal Treaty in place
Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney says the British government has committed to doing that. If that isn't in the Withdrawal Agreement then there will be no Withdrawal Agreement, and if there is no Withdrawal Agreement there will be no transition deal either
Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney saysIt puts at risk everything. Michel Barnier has been very clear, and I have too: there will be no Withdrawal Agreement if there isn't a backstop relating to the Irish border, consistent with Paragraph 49 [of the Joint Report], and the political commitments in December
Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney says entire Withdrawal Treaty "at risk" if there is no agreement on legal language on the Irish back stop by the June European Council
Irish minister says funding for new schools is in National Development Plan
Body found in search for swimmer missing off Salthill in Galway
3 month ago
UK Chancellor warns of "catastrophe" for Ireland if UK and EU reach "no solution" in Brexit talks
Irish PM dismisses Davis' Brexit comments as 'strange'
'Any kind of a border has to be avoided at all costs the people won't allow it, we're not going to have one' says Former Taoiseach of Ireland Bertie Ahern
18-year-old dies in Ennis road crash, two others seriously injured
3 month ago
Russia expels one Irish diplomat in nerve agent poisoning dispute
One Irish diplomat has been instructed to leave Russia, the Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed
Irish PM Leo Varadkar has said it is "unbelievably frustrating" that homeless figures continue to rise and admitted that the figures released yesterday show a "very disturbing increase"
The Irish government has announced it will hold the referendum on whether to liberalise abortion laws on Friday 25 May
3 month ago
Britain to propose new solution to avoid hard border in Ireland, The Times says
Russian Ambassador in Ireland says expulsion decision is unwarranted, uncalled for, senseless and regrettable
The Russian individual will be given 9 days to leave Ireland. The Irish government has told the Russian Ambassador that the individual must be out of the country by Friday April 6th
Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney says Ireland will expel one Russian diplomat over the Salisbury nerve agent attack
The Irish Government has said a Russian diplomat is to be expelled
3 month ago
UK PM May: We are very clear on Northern Ireland - there should be no hard border down the Irish Sea - keeping the integrity of our internal market - and all aspects of Belfast agreement should be respected
3 month ago
UK PM May: I have explained that the EU line for a 'backstop' on the Northern Ireland border is at odds with the Good Friday Agreement. But we will work together to fulfil the commitments we've made
Irish border backstop deal needed by June: Irish Deputy PM
UK opposition seeks binding promise on post-Brexit Northern Ireland border3 month ago
UK opposition seeks binding promise on post-Brexit Northern Ireland border
EU leaders set June deadline for progress on key issue of Northern Ireland
Irish PM Leo Varadkar says Ireland has a small diplomatic presence in Moscow, but that had to be measured against the need for solidarity with another EU member state
The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has said any expulsion of Russian diplomats from Ireland would be an "an unfriendly action"
EUCO Guidelines: The Council recalls that other issues still require agreement and negotiations can only progress as long as all commitments undertaken so far are respected in full, and welcomes in this respect PM May's written assurances notably regarding Ireland/Northern Ireland
Irish Taoiseach: There can be no Brexit agreement unless a hard border is avoided
Fire brigade tackles blaze at hotel in north Dublin
3 month ago
Tánaiste @simoncoveney -"nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. We will have to get agreement on the backstop - without that backstop agreement there will be no withdrawal treaty and there will be no transitional agreement which is part of the withdrawal treaty"
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