Posted By: May 25, 2018

  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hadn’t considered the matter despite predecessor’s pledge.Suzanne Lynch. Irish Times. Dublin. Friday, May 25, 2018 Doubts have been raised about the appointment of a US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had not considered the matter.Mr. Pompeo, appearing before a session of the House Foreign Relations […]

Labor leader on the horns of a dilemma

Posted By: May 25, 2018

Irish News Editorial.Belfast. Friday, May 25, 2018Jeremy Corbyn plainly does not appeal to all sections of the party he leads, and has never pretended otherwise, but, as he demonstrated again during his visit to Belfast yesterday, he is a politician of rare gifts.He sets out his position with considerable passion and undoubted sincerity, and there is something very refreshing about his determination to […]

Corbyn reaffirms support for a united Ireland

Posted By: May 25, 2018

Brendan Hughes. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, May 25, 2018 JEREMY Corbyn has reaffirmed his support for a united Ireland during his first visit to The North since becoming Labor leader. But he said he was not asking for or advocating for a Border poll – and that he had “no idea what the result of […]

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 […]

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