European Council president Donald Tusk has said the "punchline" in the Brexit deal drama will be whether British prime minister Boris Johnson "has done what he should" and passes the agreement through the House of Commons.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2019
The Tánaiste has warned of dangerous times for the European Union and urged the electorate to counter the rise of the Brexit party by voting for pro-European candidates in tomorrow's European elections.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
For more than two years, British prime minister Theresa May insisted that her country would leave the European Union at 11pm on March 29 next. On the record, from the dispatch box in the House of Commons, she said it 108 times.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
Running down the clock may be Theresa Mays’s policy but extending the clock, and running it down at the same time for the Irish Government, is the deliberate strategy of Fianna Fáil. For they well know, from recent experience, that the longer the present Government stays in power, the more likely they will become a risk to the economy or get the blame for a downturn, post-Brexit, etc.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2019
Any hope of a last-ditch deal to prevent a crash-out Brexit is vanishing after EU leaders warned British prime minister Theresa May they will offer her nothing in make-or-break talks today and tomorrow — telling Brexiteers they have “a special place in hell”.
Thu, 07 Feb, 2019
There were two significant political announcements yesterday and though it may seem slightly skewed to compare one with the other, or to suggest that the long-term success of each proposal is as important as the other, that is the case — especially as, in our increasingly connected world, one is unlikely to be realised without the support of the other.
Fri, 23 Nov, 2018
The political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU has been "agreed at negotiators' level and agreed in principle at political level", European Council president Donald Tusk has said.
Thu, 22 Nov, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council president Donald Tusk have ridiculed Britain’s latest Brexit stand-off solution, saying Theresa May’s plan to solve the issue is “having your cake and eating it” and “an illusion”.
Sat, 24 Feb, 2018
The British, it is said, are a pragmatic people, the Irish a nation of dreamers. The British think (and govern) in prose, the Irish in poetry. The British are interested in concrete results, the Irish concentrate on process writes
Tue, 05 Dec, 2017