EU’s Juncker: Irish Border Controls Needed in No-Deal Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker, chief of the European Union’s executive arm, says border controls will be placed on the Irish border if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker listens Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern … Read More

Trump threatens ‘severe’ tariffs on the EU

US President Donald Trump has confirmed he will visit Ireland this year and also that he is considering appointing a new peace envoy for the North. During the traditional St Patrick’s Day celebration meeting with the Taoiseach in the White … Read More

Anti-immigration activists disrupt information meeting in Waterford town

There were confrontational scenes at a public information meeting in a Waterford town as anti-immigration activists were among people criticizing plans to resettle Syrian refugees there. The meeting at Lismore Heritage Centre – at which gardaí were present – followed … Read More

Ireland will not be sacrificed in Brexit deal, EU commissioner says

Margrethe Vestager asserts Europe is unwavering in its support for the backstop. EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager says there is no guarantee removing the backstop element of the proposed deal will unlock the Westminster logjam. Photograph: Alan Betson Ireland will not … Read More

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