"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
1 month ago
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
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
: This is not a bilateral question between Ireland and the UK. This is an issue between the UK and the EU
1 month ago
.@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
_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
2 month ago
Two people have died in a road traffic accident near the village of Dromkeen in Co Limerick
Irish PM says British govt needs to move on from internal debates and make choices about what it wants from Brexit
PM @theresa_may speaking at @HouseofCommons: Backstop arrangement will be put in place in circumstance when new customs arrangements are not in place, to ensure there is no hard border in Ireland
Man shot dead and girlfriend seriously injured in County Cork
Irish FM discussed 'unsustainable' situation in Gaza with Netanyahu
: EU's backstop proposal is an "exceptional offer" from the EU27 for NI to address the unique situation and cannot be applied to the whole UK
Michel Barnier admits what everyone knows - the EU's backstop would create a border in the Irish Sea: 'Let's go to pragmatism. Checks carried out on ferries are less disruptive than along a 500km long land border.'
: The EU's backstop proposal "cannot be extended to the whole UK it has been designed for the specific situation of NI"
Taoiseach @campaignforleo welcomes yesterday's UK govt @GOVUK brexit document as "a step in the right direction" but adds that it "falls short."
2 month ago
The Taoiseach has said the conditions are not right for a Border poll. Says too that UK Technical Note on avoiding a hard border falls short
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