Taoiseach tells Brexiteers: Respect our vote

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told hard-line Brexiteers who has called for the Good Friday agreement to be scrapped to "respect our vote" in the same way Ireland respects Britain's democratic decision to leave the EU.

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Jean Claude Juncker jokes: 'It would be good for Britain if I was' British PM

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker has joked that Britain would be better off if he was prime minister.

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Taoiseach to discuss direction of EU post-Brexit at EU Council in Brussels

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is in Brussels this morning for an EU Council meeting.

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Government ‘satisfied’ with Brexit backstop

The Government says it is “fully satisfied” with a backstop deal for a frictionless border after Brexit — despite suggestions this pact may lie outside Britain’s withdrawal treaty with the EU.

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Brexit 'war cabinet' meets to thrash out withdrawal agenda

Cabinet heavyweights are using a marathon "away day" meeting to try and agree a unified Brexit stance following recent Tory clashes on how to move forward.

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Theresa May hosting eight hour crunch Cabinet talk to hammer out Brexit agenda

Theresa May is hosting an eight-hour inner Cabinet summit intended to finally thrash out the UK's Brexit objectives after Tory tensions on EU withdrawal broke to the surface again.

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Hard won gains of NI peace process 'cannot be undermined by Brexit', says Tánaiste

Brexit cannot undermine the hard won gains of the Northern Ireland peace process, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said.

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‘Brexit is the biggest challenge to face Irish farming since the BSE crisis’

Stephen Cadogan talks to new dairy farmers’ leader Pat McCormack ahead of tomorrow’ first big test for the ICMSA President

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Top British coaches could quit sport over Brexit uncertainty, policy chief warns

Uncertainty related to Brexit is having a negative impact on sailing, skiing and other sports that rely on free movement within the European Union, members of the House of Lords have been warned.

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More than 60 Tories write to Theresa May outlining Brexit demands

Theresa May has been accused of being "too weak" to face down hard Brexiteers in her party after more than 60 Tories set out their demands for the next stage of exit talks.

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Missing targets defining decency: Report sets agenda we can’t dodge

When the history of the Brexit debacle comes to be written, and depending on who writes it, the assertion by Britain’s then justice secretary, Michael Gove, in June 2016, that “people in this country have had enough of experts” may be recognised as a call to the basest instincts of an uncertain, unnerved electorate longing for a return to the imagined magnificence offered by the catchall deception called “sovereignty”.

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UK not heading for 'Mad Max' economy after Brexit, David Davis tells EU

Brexit Secretary David Davis has dismissed claims Britain is heading for a "Max Mad-style" dystopia after it leaves the European Union with a sweeping programme of deregulation.

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Ireland’s leaders must prepare for the worst on Brexit

As political zeal trumps economic interest, there may be full rupture between England and the EU, writes Denis MacShane

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Survey finds very few Irish SMEs preparing for life after Brexit

Irish businesses are looking to expand in France and Germany as Brexit looms.

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Brexit will hurt bad but let’s not overstate the costs

The report from the consultancy group Copenhagen Economics on Brexit commissioned by the Government was the latest in a series: The Institute of International and European Affairs, the Economic and Social Research Institute, the European Commission, and in other reports, Government agencies themselves--have shown the effects that Brexit will have on Ireland.

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Danish politician believes there should be no border controls in Ireland after Brexit

A Danish politician believes there should not be border controls between the Republic and North of Ireland if the public do not want them.

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May: UK will not wait to take back control of defence and foreign policy

Britain will pull out of a major foreign policy arrangement as soon as possible after Brexit, Theresa May has announced.

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Theresa May: Do whatever it takes to protect the security of Europe post-Brexit

Theresa May will urge Brussels to ignore the rule book and do whatever it takes to ensure the security of Europe is protected after Brexit.

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Exports shrug off Brexit fears in record year

Irish exports to Britain grew by 8% last year, to €14.4bn, despite fears of a prolonged contraction due to a weaker sterling, which drove a 3% fall in 2016.

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Hard border a possibility after Brexit, Taoiseach acknowledges

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted a hard border with checkpoints between the Republic and the North is inevitable if Britain leaves the EU without any deal.

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Strategy needed to protect jobs and living standards from Brexit threat: ICTU

The government has been called on to safeguard Irish jobs after Brexit.

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Germany tells Theresa May 'time is running out' over Brexit talks

The German government has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to present her government's plans about the future relationship between Britain and the European Union after it leaves the bloc.

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Boris Johnson: UK must not remain locked to EU rules

Boris Johnson has warned it would be "mad" to end up with a Brexit settlement that does not allow the UK to enjoy the "economic freedoms" of leaving the European Union.

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Stopping Brexit would be 'disastrous mistake', Boris Johnson will insist

Boris Johnson will warn derailing Brexit would be a "disastrous mistake" as he claims some Remain supporters are more determined than ever to stop Britain quitting the European Union.

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Brexit boost in the offing for financial services sector

Brexit could trigger flight restrictions and reduced tourism numbers here but may surprisingly boost the financial services sector, a report predicts.

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‘Unique’ Brexit exposure could cost Ireland billions each year

Ireland’s “unique exposure” to Brexit means it faces potentially devastating cuts in exports and production levels and a huge threat to jobs that could cost the country billions each year.

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Beef, dairy, food industries to take brunt of Brexit

Brexit will have negative consequences for Ireland in all scenarios, with the beef, dairy, and food processing industries the hardest hit.

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Border issue is key to derailing Brexit, says Scottish Lib Dem leader

"It's almost impossible to have a close relationship between Ireland and Britain, which is necessary for the Irish peace process, and have the divergence that some of the hard Brexiteers want."

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New report reveals 'negative impacts of Brexit on Irish economy in all scenarios'

Ireland's "unique exposure" to Brexit means it faces potentially devastating cuts in exports and production levels and a huge threat to jobs that could cost the country billions each year.

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Brexit hitting new car sales

New figures show a 3.2% fall in new car sales in January compared with the same month last year, with industry chiefs claiming Brexit and economic uncertainty was a factor.

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Government must explain protections for most exposed industry post-Brexit

Fianna Fáil has demanded that the Government must immediately explain how it will protect industries most exposed if a hard Brexit occurs after it emerged a series of sectoral analysis reports, due last year, will not now be published until summertime.

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Hard Brexit fears for 20,000 jobs and €18bn cost to the economy

A hard Brexit could trigger an 8% slowdown in the economy and hit several sectors. The stark warning is in a review of Brexit outcomes, which looks at areas that might be worst hit.

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UK-EU trade deal best way to avoid hard border, says Leo Varadkar

Officials from Dublin and Westminster will work together on efforts to avoid a hard border between the UK and Ireland after Brexit, Leo Varadkar said.

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Report reveals impact of Brexit vote on Ireland's agri-food sector

Almost 6000 jobs have been lost in the agri-food sector since the Brexit vote in June 2016, according to Food Drink Ireland.

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Cabinet to discuss report which warns Brexit could be as bad for Ireland as economic crash

The Cabinet is to discuss a report which warns that Brexit could cause as much damage as the economic crash.

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Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven to be sentenced for child sex offences in Leeds today

A former RTÉ producer is due to be sentenced for child sex offences in Leeds today.

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Leo Varadkar warns ‘time is running out’ on Brexit deal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned Britain’s prime minister Theresa May that “time is running out” on securing a soft-border Brexit deal. A leaked Government report has found that a hard Brexit will wipe €18bn off the Irish economy and cost as many as 20,000 jobs.

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Post-Brexit border would present 'clear and present danger' to peace process, says Senator

Any border infrastructure on the island of Ireland would be a "clear and present danger" to the Northern Ireland peace process, it has been warned.

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George Soros defends £400,000 donation to anti-Brexit campaign

Billionaire investor George Soros has defended his decision to hand £400,000 to a campaign arguing against Brexit - and says he considers leaving the EU a "tragic mistake".

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IFA says Ireland is 'sleepwalking into Brexit'

The IFA is warning that some people seem to be "sleepwalking into Brexit".

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Varadkar: Clarity needed on post-Brexit relationship

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said “time is running out” for British prime minister Theresa May and her cabinet to decide what kind of Brexit they want.

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Terrorists likely to be boosted by Brexit, says report

Brexit risks strengthening dissident republican groups and boosting organised crime, according to the first survey of links between terrorism and crime in the UK and Ireland.

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Tory civil war risks Irish hard border

Since the EU and the UK agreed a fudge that allowed the Brexit negotiations proceed to the second stage in December, there was a growing sense, at least in my mind, that the UK would be forced and probably willing to compromise in order to achieve the softest form of Brexit possible.

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EU tells UK door still open to reverse Brexit

The “door is open” should the UK want to reverse its 2016 vote to leave the EU, says Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Union.

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‘Doomsday’ Brexit plans put in place by Government

The Government is planning for a doomsday Brexit outcome which could result in job losses, emergency laws, budget changes and the grounding of flights to and from the UK.

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Bertie Ahern: Does the UK Brexit secretary understand this stuff?

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has questioned whether British Tory MP David Davis actually understands Brexit issues and has warned that the deal to prevent a hard border in the North is a “fudge”.j

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