Hard reality intrudes on Brexiteers’ fantasy

The Rumble in the Jungle has been described as “arguably the greatest sporting event of the 20th century”.

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Former taoiseach Brian Cowen warns on Brexit

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has warned Britain that it risks crashing out of the Brexit talks — damaging Ireland in the process — unless it finds a solution to its Irish border stance which he said simply “defies logic”.

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Taoiseach eager to steer clear of Brexit iceberg

Take one giant ship and a politician facing choppy waters and it was inevitable that yesterday’s fine weather would be clouded by the looming icebergs of Brexit, the Eighth Amendment referendum, and a certain gossiping minister looming ominously into view.

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Varadkar: EU could pull plug on Brexit talks

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that the EU could pull the plug on the Brexit withdrawal talks in June unless Britain can put forward a coherent plan for the border within the next 10 weeks.

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Government urges Britain to think again on Brexit problems

Latest: The Government has urged Britain to give more thought to resolving outstanding Brexit issues.

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Here is why the Irish border is the main stumbling block in Brexit talks

The Irish border remains the main stumbling block for the Brexit talks.

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Brexit drives UK spend fall in Cork restaurants, hotels

By Pádraig Hoare UK spending in Cork hotels and restaurants has fallen sharply due to exposure to the slump in the value of sterling following the UK’s Brexit vote, according to an AIB report.

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Farm Money Advice - PWC predicts a hard Brexit: How hard?

Kieran Coughlan offers the latest advice on farming and your money.

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David Cameron says Britain has 'taken wrong course' as government suffers double vote defeat on Brexit

British Peers have inflicted a double defeat on their government over flagship Brexit legislation, amid claims they are attempting to prevent the UK leaving the EU.

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No Brexit transition deal without solution to Irish border issue, EU warns

The European Union has issued a fresh warning to the UK that a transitional deal after Brexit will not be secured unless the problem of the Irish border is resolved.

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UK economy set to underperform as Brexit worries weigh, IMF says

Britain's economy is set to underperform compared to major European peers over the next two years as it grapples with Brexit, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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Further Brexit talks scheduled this week, Border issue to be discussed

Officials from the UK and European Union will continue efforts to tackle some of the finer details of the Brexit process in talks this week.

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Anti-Brexiters launch campaign for referendum on final deal before quitting EU

An anti-Brexit campaign demanding a referendum on the final deal before Britain leaves the EU was launched at a London rally this afternoon.

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Boris Johnson quotes Star Trek to defend Brexit before claiming Patrick Stewart did 'something in Star Wars'

Boris Johnson drew upon Star Trek to defend Brexit as he replied to Sir Patrick Stewart's belief that Jean-Luc Picard would have backed Remain.Suicide prevention and mental health awareness group Pieta House will be holding the annual, Darkness into Light walk on May 12.

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Irish companies urged to plan for ‘worst case’ Brexit scenario

Irish companies have been advised to plan for the “worst case scenario” regarding the outcome of Brexit.

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Coveney says German solidarity over open Irish border after Brexit 'very reassuring'

Ireland's insistence that the Brexit treaty includes a backstop to preserve the island's open border enjoys the full support of Germany, the country's foreign minister has said.

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Farms straddling Irish border 'could get tax-free status'

Farms and small businesses that straddle the Irish border could be given tax-free status, the UK's Brexit Secretary has said.

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Taoiseach denies Sinn Féin is ‘strongly influencing’ Brexit talks

The Taoiseach has strongly denied claims by David Davis that Sinn Féin is “strongly influencing” the Government in Brexit talks.

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Shadow minister calls key Labour Brexit policy 'bollocks'

A shadow cabinet minister has described a key Labour Brexit policy as "bollocks", according to reports.

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Ahern says Dublin could have to play 'hard ball' on Brexit

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said Dublin could have to "play hard ball" with Britain over Brexit.

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'We should look after our own first' when it comes to passport applications, says McGrath

An Independent TD says Irish citizens living here should get priority over those in the UK when applying for a passport.

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George Mitchell: Ireland and UK need to realise what's at stake in Brexit talks

One of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement has issued a fresh warning about the potential impact of Brexit on the peace process.

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We need full clarity on border issue by summer, SDLP leader says

The Irish border question must be clarified by this summer, the SDLP leader has said.

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Brexit for farmers Q&A: Crucial issues undecided at Brexit halfway stage

The IFA has set out its Brexit objectives — no border on the island of Ireland, no border in the Irish Sea, and no scope for the UK to pursue a cheap food policy which would devalue the UK market and in turn destabilise EU markets.

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May to hold talks with Scandinavian leaders on Russia and Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to pay a one-day visit to Scandinavia to discuss the threat from Russia, trade and Brexit with two close allies.

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Government plays down ‘customs partnership’ plan

The Government is playing down plans by their British counterparts to create a “customs partnership” arrangement to solve the border issue post-Brexit.

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Government plays down May's plan to create 'customs partnership' arrangement on border issue

The Irish Government has played down British Government plans to create a “customs partership” arrangement to solve the Irish border issue post Brexit.

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Fantasy flight  - May and the border

HAVING spent so much time in Brussels recently, Theresa May thought what she needed this week was an eight-hour, four-nation, Brexit-boosting tour of the entirety of the United Kingdom. If it’s 12.30pm, it must be Belfast!

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A year out, and anything is still possible on Brexit

The future trading relationship between the EU and the UK is obviously the most crucial question of all from an Irish perspective. says Jim Power.

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Nicola Sturgeon calls for 'in-depth investigation' of 'cheat' allegations against Vote Leave campaign

Scotland's First Minister has called for a "serious and in-depth investigation" into claims the officially designated Brexit campaign "cheated" during the European Union referendum.

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Theresa May reiterates claim Brexit means more funds for NHS and schools

Britain will be a "different" country after Brexit, Theresa May has said.

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Theresa May will visit Belfast today as part of tour marking one year until Brexit

With one year to go until Brexit, Theresa May is mounting a whirlwind tour of the UK and Northern Ireland with a promise to keep the country "strong and united".

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‘Serious questions’ if no progress on Brexit backstop

The Government will be asking “serious questions” if significant progress is not made on the Brexit backstop issue by June, the Tánaiste has said.

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Lord Mayors of Dublin and Belfast agree to increase co-operation

Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha was in Belfast today to meet The Lord Mayor of Belfast Cllr. Nuala McAllister where they agreed to closer co-operation between the two cities and along the economic corridor between them.

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AIB secures €122 million in new SME Brexit Loan Scheme from Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

AIB has secured an additional €122 million in new SME funding as part of its partnership with the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).

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€300m loan scheme announced for businesses to tackle Brexit

The government is announcing a new €300 million Brexit Loan Scheme for businesses today.

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Whistleblower's information 'gives grounds of suspicion Vote Leave campaign broke law' in Brexit campaign

Information provided by whistleblowers provides grounds to suspect that the UK's Vote Leave campaign broke Britain's electoral law during the 2016 EU referendum campaign, according to a legal opinion obtained by the men's lawyers.

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Fears for Ireland as border talks go on

Leo Varadkar’s admission that Brexit talks on a solution for the North’s border could run as late as October have prompted concerns about Ireland’s weakened negotiating position.

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