UK asks for time to fix Brexit debacle

EU leaders are preparing to hold an emergency summit next week should it be required to avoid a disorderly Brexit, following another day of chaos in Westminster.

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Politics is no longer local when democracy is in peril globally

Neutrality does not suffice in a world dominated by the US and China, and with the far right resurgent, Ireland must stand up for the values of the European Union, says Malcolm Byrne.

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Brexit: What happens next?

Theresa May needs the unanimous approval of the other 27 EU leaders to win an extension to the withdrawal process.

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Theresa May blames MPs for failing to implement Brexit on time

Latest: Theresa May has described the delay to Brexit as a “matter of great personal regret”, adding: “It is now time for MPs to decide.”

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Sterling and Irish bank shares hit by increased risk of no-deal Brexit

Sterling and European shares fell as the risk of the UK accidentally dropping out of the EU without a deal increased, as European Council President Donald Tusk told Theresa May she can have a short Brexit delay but only if the deal is voted through by the UK parliament next week.

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Taoiseach says it's time to 'cut the British government some slack'

Speaking in Dublin, Mr Varadkar said when he arrives in Brussels tomorrow for the EU summit, he will be arguing British Prime Minister Theresa May be given some space to seek to get approval for her deal.

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Latest: ‘Short’ Brexit delay possible as long as MPs vote for May’s deal, says Tusk

European Council president Donald Tusk said the ‘question remains open as to the duration of such an extension’.

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In Video: Theresa May’s most awkward Brexit moments

Troublesome props, a sore throat and some questionable dance moves have all inflicted the Prime Minister.

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Continuing with Brexit would be a tragedy, says NI politician

Stephen Farry said the ‘different context’ facing the electorate three years on from the 2016 referendum justified another vote.

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Brexit: What they said then and now

Figures on both sides of the Brexit debate made bold claims during the 2016 referendum campaign.

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Q&A: 1,000 days since Brexit referendum, you can’t rush things...

Fiachra Ó Cionnaith answers your burning Brexit questions.

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May warned delay plea will be rejected without details

British prime minister Theresa May has been warned her last-ditch plea to extend next Friday’s Brexit deadline will be rejected within 48 hours unless she can explain exactly how the extra time will be used.

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Exporters to weather Brexit storm: Noonan

Michael Noonan, the former finance minister, said he is confident Irish exporters will be “able to cope” in the event the UK crashes out of the EU with no Brexit deal.

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Mr Speaker has had his say and it is revenge for failed ‘assassination’

There is nothing worse in politics than a failed assassination, writes Gerard Howlin.

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Brexit’s spitting rhetoric comes up against reality

Over the past weekend, it was interesting to observe the contrast between one nation engaged in a progressive and positive interaction with the international community and another travelling in the opposite direction, writes Joe Gill.

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Donald Trump Jr claims ‘elites’ are trying to stop Brexit

The US President’s son said that Theresa May should have taken his father’s advice on negotiating EU withdrawal.

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Noonan: Irish exporters will be 'able to cope' under no-deal Brexit

He said he believes exporters can “ride out” a no-deal storm, adding that Ireland should not be too concerned about Brexit.

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Brexit Q&A: What have they done this time?

If you're still nursing a sore head from the weekend festivities, you might want to sit down for this.

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Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

The haul includes 144 rolls of toilet paper and more than 50 tins of food.

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UK Government ‘shortchanging Scotland’ in run up to Brexit, MSPs told

Derek Mackay said Scotland had been ‘sold out’ while other parts of the UK were given ‘bungs’ in a bid to win support for the PM’s Brexit deal.

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Michel Barnier: Brexit extension could bring 'uncertainty' for UK

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said EU leaders will have to assess “the reason and the usefulness” of any request by Theresa May to extend the Article 50 withdrawal process.

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No-deal Brexit 'would have serious consequences for all concerned'

Mr Varadkar and Mr Tusk are holding the talks as British prime minister Theresa May chairs a vital British cabinet meeting in London over the ongoing Brexit stand-off.

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No-deal Brexit aftermath like Lehman Brothers collapse, says UK's fiscal watchdog

OBR member Sir Charlie Bean said it was ‘almost completely impossible’ to predict the full economic impact of a no-deal Brexit.

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Brexit: What happens next?

With just 10 days to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union, what options are on the table to break the impasse?

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Ministers will press on with May’s Brexit deal, says Barclay

The Brexit Secretary says Speaker John Bercow’s ruling means it is ‘more unlikely’ there will be a third ‘meaningful vote’ this week.

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Forget Brexit: Six holiday ideas in the UK that will keep your mind off politics

Staying in a castle may seem unattainably regal, but more than 60 UK castles have now lowered their drawbridges for members of the paying public.

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‘Brexit destroyer’: What the UK papers say on Speaker’s ruling

The Commons Speaker has been criticised in newspaper leaders for his announcement.

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Taoiseach meeting Tusk in Dublin as Brexit Day looms closer

Donald Tusk and Leo Varadkar's meeting comes ahead of a crucial summit of EU leaders later this week.

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Speaker scuppers third May deal vote

The intervention by the British House of Commons speaker John Bercow caught everyone by surprise, no one more so than Theresa May.

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UK Trade Secretary announces post-Brexit trade agreement with Iceland and Norway

The International Trade Secretary said the agreement was a ‘major milestone’ in the Brexit preparations.

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Sterling falls as Theresa May's plan for third Brexit vote in Commons hits major setback on Bercow ruling

Sterling fell after Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to present her EU withdrawal deal for a third time to the Commons hit a major speed bump after a ruling by the House of Commons speaker raised further uncertainty about the course that Brexit will take.

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Nicola Sturgeon outlines Brexit concerns in letter to Theresa May

The First Minister said that Scotland’s wishes and national interests had been widely ignored and at times treated with ‘contempt’.

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Speaker thwarts third vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal without ‘substantial’ changes

John Bercow cited a convention dating back to 1604 as he said that the same motion cannot be tabled twice in a parliamentary session.

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Markets calm as no deal was never on

Brexit deal will spark a sustained rally for sterling and stocks

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Rees-Mogg warns Brexit could be lost if MPs vote down May’s deal again

The leader of the Tory European Research Group says a long delay to Brexit could mean the UK never leaves the EU.

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Boris Johnson calls on Theresa May to delay vote on Brexit until backstop arrangements revised

The former UK foreign secretary said it would be ‘absurd’ to ask MPs to vote again without securing change from Brussels.

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Simon Coveney heads to Brussels amid Brexit impasse

The UK is yet to secure Parliament’s approval for the deal struck with the European Union.

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Brexit and protests hit champagne sales

Brexit and France’s ‘yellow vest’ protest movement together reduced the number of bottles of French champagne sold in 2016 to its lowest in a year since 2004, according to business group figures.

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Brexit seminars cost State over €500k

The Government has spent almost €300,000 on advertising six public information events on Brexit.

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‘Where’s Nigel?’: Billboards target absent Farage on day two of Brexit march

Billboards poked fun at the former Ukip leader after he left the two-week protest march from Sunderland to London.

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Theresa May in efforts to woo DUP and save Brexit deal

The prospect of a third vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal this week depends on winning over the DUP and Tory rebels.

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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.

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Hammond: DUP talks are about ‘political reassurance’ - not funding

British Chancellor Philip Hammond insisted talks with the Democratic Unionist Party were not about extra cash for Northern Ireland in exchange for MPs’ votes.

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Kelsey Grammer: Britain needs to roll up its sleeves and get on with Brexit

The Cheers and Frasier star described his pro-Trump views as ‘pro-common sense’.

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'NOT leadership': Coveney outraged as MaryLou McDonald marches with 'England, get out' banner

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has been criticised for holding a banner in the New York St Patrick's Day parade reading: 'England, get out of Ireland'.

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May appeals to MPs to 'be patriotic' and vote for her Brexit deal

It is reported that more of Theresa May's backbenchers are now set to support her, and that even the DUP could be on the brink of backing her.

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Ministers Humphreys, Breen and Halligan on St Patrick's Day trade missions

Three Ministers are focusing this St Patrick's Day on opening up new markets for Irish companies across three continents.

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Corbyn launches effort to find a cross-party Brexit compromise

The Labour leader has written to key politicians in Westminster inviting them for talks.

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Cabinet to agree Brexit package worth 'hundreds of millions of euros', Taoiseach confirms

Cabinet will next week agree a special Brexit package for hundreds of millions of euros to protect incomes, jobs, and exports, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed.

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Signs resistance to May’s Brexit plan is softening as third vote on deal looms

Talks are continuing with the Democratic Unionist Party as more Tory Eurosceptics signal they may back the deal.

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DUP stresses extra cash for Northern Ireland not part of Brexit discussions

Talks between the DUP and the UK Government are continuing as Theresa May tries to win support for her deal.

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Former minister Nick Boles quits local Tory party amid Brexit row

The Grantham and Stamford MP said he may continue to take the Conservative whip at Westminster.

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Boles has ‘no regrets’ after quitting local Tory party over Brexit stance row

Former minister Nick Boles had been facing efforts to oust him by members of his local Conservative association.

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Chaotic scenes as Nigel Farage leads ‘Brexit betrayal’ march

The event has been arranged by the Leave Means Leave campaign.

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Theresa May battles to save Brexit deal with efforts to woo DUP

Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the DUP, said he held ‘constructive’ talks with senior ministers on Friday.

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Varadkar: DUP do not want no-deal Brexit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he believes the DUP do not want Britain to crash out of the EU, writes Juno McEnroe in Washington.

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More than 230,000 applications for Irish passports received in three months

It comes after 2018 proved to be a record year with over 860,000 Irish passports issued.

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UK decision to stay in EU would be respected, says Hungarian minister

Szabolcs Takacs visited Edinburgh as he sought to provide clarity to his compatriots about their status in Britain post-Brexit.

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Irish shares gain on hopes for sterling and Brexit chaos to lift

Irish shares tapped into a cautious upswing in stock markets hopeful that a Brexit deal will get done even if Theresa May fails next week to get her withdrawal deal through the House of Commons, at the third time of asking.

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70 Companies have invested in Ireland as a result of Brexit, says IDA Ireland

In January last year, IDA Ireland announced record results with nearly 230,000 people now employed in FDI companies.

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