Irish sprinters Thomas Barr and Phil Healy have welcomed the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until 2021, a decision announced today after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach.
We will know today whether these key moments in the UK election campaign impacted on how people voted Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are poor options and each has had a few awkward campaign moments that may have influenced the election, writes.
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that a leaked document, marked “official, sensitive”, had provided the “cold hard evidence” that Boris Johnson had been “misleading” people about his Brexit deal.
European Union leaders congratulated themselves on having agreed a second Brexit deal in mid October. But their celebrations were short-lived. Just two days later, the Westminster parliament voted to force Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, into seeking a Brexit extension anyway.
Financial "sweeteners" which could be offered to Dublin to pay for extra costs and infrastructure involved in carrying out customs checks between Ireland and the North in the event of a no-deal Brexit are of no interest to the Government with Tánaiste Simon Coveney insisting that the issue is "not about money."
Boris Johnson’s decision to seek the suspension of parliament in order to pursue a no-deal Brexit is a salutary reminder to the Irish Government that it can control only what it can control, ie what is within its sphere of influence.
Shares in the big two Irish banks and a handful of property shares played catch-up with the global market slump to post falls, taking stock of the fading hopes of a deal that would avoid Britain crashing out of the EU at the end of October.