President Higgins signs bill to prepare Ireland for no-deal Brexit into law

President Higgins signs bill to prepare Ireland for no-deal Brexit into law

Legislation preparing Ireland for a no-deal Brexit has been signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

The mammoth bill passed all stages of the Seanad earlier this month.

The Brexit Omnibus Bill was one of the largest and most wide-ranging pieces of legislation to ever go before the Oireachtas.

It's designed to protect the country as much as possible if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal.

Theresa May is appealing for British MPs to be "patriotic" and vote for her Brexit deal this week.

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