Ireland faces isolation with Britain as EU border mooted

Ireland could be isolated with Britain in a worst-case no-deal Brexit, with a customs hard border erected in Calais or Rotterdam instead of along the Irish border.

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Brexit talks - Inevitable but still shocking

Just like death, the inevitable carries the capacity to surprise, challenge, and shock.

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Coveney: Difficult to avoid hard Irish border under no-deal Brexit

The Government has insisted for months that it will not put in place infrastructure on the border with Northern Ireland.

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Mary Lou McDonald concerned Theresa May has not taken no-deal off table

Mary Lou McDonald said the restoration of the Assembly would not be the answer to the Brexit dilemma.

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James Dyson to move company's headquarters from UK to Singapore

The headquarter switch from Malmesbury, Wiltshire, is likely to prove controversial.

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European Commission says no-deal Brexit will lead to hard border in Ireland

The European Commission's chief spokesperson has warned a no-deal crash out Brexit will inevitably cause a hard border in Ireland.

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Labour ‘not in any way backing second Brexit referendum with amendment’

Jeremy Corbyn had previously said its amendments would allow MPs to ‘vote on options to end this Brexit deadlock’, including a new ‘public vote’.

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Theresa May’s Brexit battle: What is going on in the Commons?

MPs have tabled several amendments to the PM’s Brexit plan.

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No-deal Brexit could cost NI €5.7 billion by 2034, CBI warns

The predicted drop in output represents more than the annual public spending on hospitals, GP surgeries and other health services in Northern Ireland.

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May faces fresh Commons fights over Brexit

Labour calls for option of second referendum to be considered by MPs next week.

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Sterling firms up despite May’s ‘Plan B’ vagueness

Sterling firmed up to the day’s highs after British Prime Minister Theresa May promised to be more open with parliament in negotiating the country’s future relationship with the EU.

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Ireland well-placed to fill EU ‘horse-whisperer’ role

Ireland is “well-placed” to become a gateway to the EU for American and Asian businesses after Brexit, PwC has claimed.

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Seize Brexit opportunity to end partition, urges Sinn Féin

Michelle O’Neill said the EU referendum had created a ‘new dynamic’ in the campaign for a border poll.

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Sturgeon sceptical over May’s promise on Brexit talks

The UK Prime Minister told the Commons she hoped to meet Ms Sturgeon this week.

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Tánaiste insists EU are behind Ireland's Brexit stance, despite Polish minister's comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted the entire EU remains completely behind Ireland's Brexit stance despite Poland's foreign minister breaking ranks and calling for the backstop to be limited to five years to drag a deal over the line.

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Theresa May warns of damage to ‘social cohesion’ from second EU referendum

The British Prime Minister refused to rule out a no-deal Brexit as she addressed MPs six days after their rejection of her Withdrawal Agreement.

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Nigel Dodds: DUP has ‘good engagement’ with Theresa May

Deputy leader Nigel Dodds said he wanted to see consensus in the Commons around a deal which works for every part of the UK, EU and Ireland.

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'Absolute chaos' looming for firms at Irish ports, warns Cork medical supplies firm

Owen Curtin, chairman and founding director of Healthcare21, which has 450 staff, a turnover of €150m and operations in Ireland, the UK, Germany and Austria, said he feared the Government had not concentrated on the east-west connection with all the focus on the Irish border backstop.

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Revenue on course for 200 extra customs staff by Brexit deadline

Revenue is on course to have 200 additional customs staff in place by the Brexit deadline of March 29 – and is considering the recruitment of further people in the event of a no-deal.

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Theresa May says Good Friday Agreement will not be reopened

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told the House of Commons that the government will not reopen the Good Friday Agreement.

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Change your red lines and EU could be flexible, says Simon Coveney

He said the EU has been ‘repeatedly clear’ that the Withdrawal Agreement is not up to renegotiation.

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Backstop main obstacle to Theresa May's Brexit deal

Theresa May is seeking a way to reassure MPs that her Withdrawal Agreement will not lock the UK into a permanent customs union.

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Polish foreign minister proposes time-limited Brexit backstop

Poland has become the first member state to break ranks with the EU's position on Brexit after the country's foreign minister suggested that a time limit could be placed on the Irish backstop.

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Downing Street dismisses reports of separate backstop deal with Ireland

Theresa May is due to set out her next steps on Brexit in a statement to the House of Commons.

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Michel Barnier rules out bilateral agreement between UK and Ireland

The European Union's chief negotiator on Brexit has ruled out that there will be a bilateral agreement between the United Kingdom and Ireland to remove the backstop from the withdrawal agreement.

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UK should stay in Customs Union to protect backstop - Bertie Ahern

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern thinks that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Plan B which is expected to be announced today, has “probably been cooking up for months” not just since last week following the failed vote in the House of Commons.

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Peter Hain: Open border and Good Friday agreement 'should not be touched' in Brexit talks

Former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain says that the Good Friday agreement and an open border between the Republic and Northern Ireland “should not be touched.”

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Talks needed to find hard border solution says DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson

Solutions to avoid a hard border between the Republic and the North and a border in the Irish Sea must be found says the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson.

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Brexit Plan B? All you need to know as Theresa May lays out fresh plans to MPs

It comes after Mrs May’s blueprint was voted down last week.

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Government rejects UK bilateral treaty proposal as a 'non-runner'

The Government has sharply rejected British proposals for a bilateral treaty in order to avoid a Border backstop.

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