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Weak pound hits tourism from the UK - Irish Independent;

Weak pound hits tourism from the UK - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentWeak pound hits tourism from the UKIrish IndependentTrips to Ireland from the UK decreased by almost 6pc in the three months to March, according to the latest data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The drop-off will be of concern to the Irish tourist industry, which depends on UK visitors ...and more »

Charlie Flanagan welcomes Brexit guidelines on Ireland - Irish Times;

Charlie Flanagan welcomes Brexit guidelines on Ireland - Irish Times

Irish TimesCharlie Flanagan welcomes Brexit guidelines on IrelandIrish TimesMinister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the draft negotiating guidelines for the forthcoming Brexit process circulated to governments on Friday. He said the section relating to Ireland were “as good as could have been hoped for ...and more »

Brexit: EU document suggests Common Travel Area to remain - Irish Times;

Brexit: EU document suggests Common Travel Area to remain - Irish Times

Irish TimesBrexit: EU document suggests Common Travel Area to remainIrish TimesThe draft EU negotiating guidelines, which set out the EU's approach to the Brexit talks that will shortly begin with the UK, suggest the EU will accept the continuation of the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK. This has been a key aim of ...and more »

Brexit BOMBSHELL: Now Northern Ireland could get independence referendum to leave UK - ClickLancashire;

Brexit BOMBSHELL: Now Northern Ireland could get independence referendum to leave UK - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireBrexit BOMBSHELL: Now Northern Ireland could get independence referendum to leave UKClickLancashireSpeaking at an EPP event in Malta attended by a number of EU heads including Angela Merkel, Mariano Rajoy and European Council President Donald Tusk, Mr Kenny pointed to the the "unique circumstances that apply in Ireland's case". "The Republic of ...and more »

Video: MEPs visit Belfast to learn about Brexit impact on Northern Ireland - Belfast Telegraph;

Video: MEPs visit Belfast to learn about Brexit impact on Northern Ireland - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphVideo: MEPs visit Belfast to learn about Brexit impact on Northern IrelandBelfast TelegraphA group of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from across Europe visited Northern Ireland and Ireland this week. The task force of MEPs were on a fact-finding mission to discuss the impact of Brexit for the island of Ireland. Gabi Zimmer, Chair ...and more »

Spain must have say over Gibraltar after Brexit: EU guidelines - Business Standard

Spain must have say over Gibraltar after Brexit: EU guidelinesBusiness StandardSpain must have a say over whether any deal after Brexit applies to the British territory of Gibraltar, over which London and Madrid have rowed for 300 years, EU guidelines said today. "After the United Kingdom leaves the union, no agreement between ...and more »

EU Promises Flexible Solution To Border Issue - Clare FM;

EU Promises Flexible Solution To Border Issue - Clare FM

Clare FMEU Promises Flexible Solution To Border IssueClare FMThe EU has promised to find a flexible solution to avoid a hard border between the Republic and the North after Brexit. European Council president Donald Tusk has given the remaining member states draft guidelines on their negotiation stance. He says ...and more »

Brexit has predictably dire effects for Northern Ireland - Slugger O'Toole

Brexit has predictably dire effects for Northern IrelandSlugger O'TooleForget Theresa May's boilerplate encomium in the Commons the other day about never being 'neutral' about the Union. (Hardly as emphatic as Margaret Thatcher's claim Northern Ireland was 'as British as Finchley'). The Prime Minister is leading you up ...and more »

In full: Donald Tusk sets out EU response to Britain triggering Article 50 - iNews;

In full: Donald Tusk sets out EU response to Britain triggering Article 50 - iNews

iNewsIn full: Donald Tusk sets out EU response to Britain triggering Article 50iNewsDonald Tusk has set out the initial negotiating stance of the remaining 27 EU members. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images). Nigel Morris 11 hours Friday March 31st 2017. Less than 48 hours after Theresa May triggered Article 50, the European Council ...and more »

Irish border: EU calls for 'imaginative solution' to avoid hard border - BBC News;

Irish border: EU calls for 'imaginative solution' to avoid hard border - BBC News

BBC NewsIrish border: EU calls for 'imaginative solution' to avoid hard borderBBC NewsThe European Union's draft guidelines for Brexit negotiations call for "flexible and imaginative solutions" to avoid a hard border in Ireland. The EU says that any solution needs to "respect the integrity of the EU legal order." That is understood to ...and more »

A reunited Ireland? That could be one of Brexit's side-effects - CBC.ca;

A reunited Ireland? That could be one of Brexit's side-effects - CBC.ca

CBC.caA reunited Ireland? That could be one of Brexit's side-effectsCBC.caWhen 29-year-old Peter Edgar returned to Belfast in 2009 after a year's work experience in the U.S., he saw Northern Ireland through new eyes. There were opportunities everywhere. "What my year abroad taught me was how to connect with people so as to ...and more »

Brexit: 'Imagination' needed on Irish border - EU publishes draft guidelines - Belfast Telegraph;

Brexit: 'Imagination' needed on Irish border - EU publishes draft guidelines - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphBrexit: 'Imagination' needed on Irish border - EU publishes draft guidelinesBelfast TelegraphBritain's ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow delivers British Prime Minister Theresa May's formal notice of. 21 21 Britain's ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow delivers British Prime Minister Theresa May's formal notice of the UK's intention to leave the ...and more »

EU draft guidelines for Brexit talks call for 'flexible and imaginative solutions' for the Irish issue - Washington Post;

EU draft guidelines for Brexit talks call for 'flexible and imaginative solutions' for the Irish issue - Washington Post

Washington PostEU draft guidelines for Brexit talks call for 'flexible and imaginative solutions' for the Irish issueWashington PostBRUSSELS — EU draft guidelines for Brexit talks call for 'flexible and imaginative solutions' for the Irish issue . Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed ...and more »

A Brexit recruitment crisis on cards: expert - Belfast Telegraph;

A Brexit recruitment crisis on cards: expert - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphA Brexit recruitment crisis on cards: expertBelfast TelegraphNorthern Ireland businesses are facing a major skills shortage and a recruitment crisis is looming as the process of the UK leaving the EU begins, it has been claimed. The comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered Article 50 to ...and more »

EU's Brexit guidelines highlight Ireland's 'unique circumstances' - RTE.ie;

EU's Brexit guidelines highlight Ireland's 'unique circumstances' - RTE.ie

RTE.ieEU's Brexit guidelines highlight Ireland's 'unique circumstances'RTE.ieThe European Union's draft guidelines for the Brexit negotiations have highlighted Ireland's "unique circumstances" and stated that "flexible and imaginative solutions" would be required in order to avoid a hard border. The guidelines, however, state ...and more »

Brexit: 50 things Ireland needs to know - Irish Times;

Brexit: 50 things Ireland needs to know - Irish Times

Irish TimesBrexit: 50 things Ireland needs to knowIrish TimesUK prime minister Theresa May finally pulled the starting gun on Brexit talks this week. The European Council's president, Donald Tusk, will today circulate a series of guidelines which the EU will use as both sides call in the divorce lawyers. The ...and more »

A shared-space solution to Ireland's Brexit Border problem - Open Democracy;

A shared-space solution to Ireland's Brexit Border problem - Open Democracy

Open DemocracyA shared-space solution to Ireland's Brexit Border problemOpen DemocracyA deal could allow free passage across the island with rules on entry and exit. The Ireland/Northern Ireland border. A hard Brexit spells trouble for life on both sides of the Irish Border and our only hope, as all seem to agree, is to establish a ...and more »

Good Friday is Ireland's Brexit talks ace card - Irish Examiner;

Good Friday is Ireland's Brexit talks ace card - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerGood Friday is Ireland's Brexit talks ace cardIrish ExaminerAfter a prolonged period of speculation and debate that followed the UK vote on June 23 last year, Article 50 was finally formally invoked this week, and so begins the torturous process of the UK leaving the EU club. On April 29 the European Council ...and more »

IFA: Govt Must Put Farming, Food at Centre of Brexit Battleground - ThePigSite.com

IFA: Govt Must Put Farming, Food at Centre of Brexit BattlegroundThePigSite.comIRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said farming and food will have to be centre stage in the Irish Government's position as the formal negotiations on Brexit begin. “The implications are very serious for our largest indigenous industry given the ...and more »

Northern Ireland's fishermen foresee net gains from Brexit - Irish Times;

Northern Ireland's fishermen foresee net gains from Brexit - Irish Times

Irish TimesNorthern Ireland's fishermen foresee net gains from BrexitIrish TimesDick James, who leads the 170-plus fishermen plying their trade every day from the ports of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie into the waters around Northern Ireland, is a happy man. Following Wednesday's triggering of article 50, he believes the United ...and more »