The Taoiseach has said Ireland is not making any preparations for customs checks at the border, insisting that they will not be needed.

Posted By: May 25, 2018

Michelle Devane. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, May 25, 2018 Leo Varadkar said that he was confident that the EU and the UK would be able to resolve the border issue despite the looming deadlines ona deal.The UK has yet to present customs proposals in written form to EU negotiators following a summit in Sofia, Bulgaria earlier this month.Mr. Varadkar made the […]

Obscure provision may permit open Border if no-deal Brexit

Posted By: May 24, 2018

Europe Letter: Article XXIV of GATT could keep NI in the customs union and single marketPatrick Smyth.Irish Times. Dublin.Thursday, May 24, 2018 The EU could use an obscure provision in an international trade treaty to preserve a frictionless border in Ireland in the aftermath of a no-deal, no-transition Brexit, a new report commissioned by MEPs suggests.The report to the European Parliament […]

Speech shows Arlene in nationalism denial

Posted By: May 24, 2018

Newton Emerson. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, May 23, 2018Arlene Foster says that her unionism is inclusive and welcoming, unlike nationalism which is â narrow and exclusive.It did not take long to spot the flaw in Arlene Foster’s argument, delivered in a speech in London on Monday.“Nationalism is by its nature narrow and exclusive,” she said. “Being a Unionist […]

Jeremy Corbyn believes Irish reunification “has  majority support”

Posted By: May 23, 2018

  Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn will be in Belfast on Thursday and Derry on Friday. Picture by Aaron Chown/PA Wire   David Wilcock,.Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, May 24, 2018   Jeremy Corbyn believes that there is majority support for unification across Ireland, his official spokesman has said ahead of his first visit to the north […]

Jeremy Corbyn believes Irish reunification has “majority support”

Posted By: May 23, 2018

News Letter. Wednesday 23 May 2018Jeremy Corbyn believes that there is majority support for unification across both Irish nations, his official spokesman has said ahead of his first visit to Northern Ireland as Labour leader. The opposition leader is committed to the Good Friday Agreement, and any change must happen through “consent,” the spokesman added.Mr. Corbyn is due to visit Belfast on Thursday to […]

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