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seamus heaneys words heal wounds reopened on irelands border
Seamus Heaney’s words heal wounds reopened on Ireland’s border https://t.co/XkynYLN6UN
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nance connelly born 26129 and who passed away peacefully at home on tuesday evening surrounded by her family m
Nance Connelly, born 26.1.29 and who passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday evening, surrounded by her family. May she rest in peace. @TinkerMaguire https://t.co/Cf0ByDOH1v
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hi andrew ive had to return to ireland urgently for family reasons my colleagues and are covering events this
@UpperGISurg Hi Andrew, I’ve had to return to Ireland urgently for family reasons. My colleagues @RTENewsPaulC and @seanwhelanRTE are covering events this week in Europe.
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but 12 april is the ultimate deadline for the approval of the withdrawal agreement by the hoc if it has not do
“But 12 April is the ultimate deadline for the approval of the Withdrawal Agreement by the HoC. If it has not done so by then, no further short extension will be possible. After 12 April, we risk jeopardising the EP elections, and so threaten the functioning of the EU”
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hardline on may offer if the united kingdom is in a position to approve the withdrawal agreement with a susta
.@JunckerEU hardline on May offer: “If the United Kingdom is in a position to approve the Withdrawal Agreement with a sustainable majority by 12 April, the European Union should be prepared to accept a delay until 22 May.
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mays desperate pitch for cross party unity is a leap into the dark rafael behr
May’s desperate pitch for cross-party unity is a leap into the dark | Rafael Behr https://t.co/82mX8rUlhx
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impressive contribution by of cbi northern ireland to just now on the impact of no deal on northern ireland wo
Impressive contribution by @angela_mcgowan of CBI Northern Ireland to @BBCr4today just now on the impact of No Deal on Northern Ireland. Worth listening back to.
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that would require a pretty clear timetable for ratification in the commons because otherwise the risk of no d
"That would require a pretty clear timetable for ratification in the Commons. Because otherwise, the risk of No Deal just before the EP elections does not seem so appealing to EU leaders..."
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quick reaction to may speech from eu source not looking great she didn t entertain the possibility of a long e
Quick reaction to May speech from EU source:
"Not looking great. She didn't entertain the possibility of a long extension or EP elections. And she seems to take for granted a that she can secure an extension to 22/5...
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varadkar arrival at elysee palace
Varadkar arrival at Elysée Palace
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breaking eu warns that britain will not have any decision making role in the eu s foreign and security policy
BREAKING: EU warns that Britain will not have any decision-making role in the EU's foreign and security policy, despite promises in the Political Declaration of "flexible consultation" and meetings at "ministerial, senior official, and working" level. Report on shortly
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a senior eu source has told that during a phone call at 12pm brussels time commission president jean claude ju
A senior EU source has told @rtenews that during a phone call at 12pm Brussels time Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Theresa May there would be no reopening of the Irish backstop or the Withdrawal Agreement.
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breaking uk will concede that there will be no regulatory divergence on the island of ireland on the single ma
BREAKING: UK will concede that there will be no "regulatory divergence" on the island of Ireland on the single market and customs union, acc to a draft text seen by
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breaking eu and uk negotiators have agreed a text on how to avoid a hard border on the island of ireland which
BREAKING: EU and UK negotiators have agreed a text on how to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, which will form part of the Withdrawal Agreement, understands
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breaking taoiseach leo varadkar says in a no deal scenario the uk wd have to agree to full regulatory and cust
Breaking: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says in a No Deal scenario the UK wd have to agree to full regulatory and customs alignment in NI if it were to honour its obligations to the GFA and the peace process.
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breaking eu27 leaders have accepted ireland s declaration that in the event of unity referendum northern irela
BREAKING: EU27 leaders have accepted Ireland's declaration that in the event of unity referendum Northern Ireland wd automatically rejoin EU
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breaking donald tusk in respecting our partners we expect the same in return comparing the eu to the soviet un
BREAKING: Donald Tusk: In respecting our partners we expect the same in return. Comparing the EU to the Soviet Union is as unwise as insulting... As someone who spent half his life in the Soviet Bloc I know what I'm talking about...
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how the backstop deal was done and why cox blew it apart heres my take on an extraordinary week via
How the backstop deal was done - and why Cox blew it apart. Here’s my take on an extraordinary week. via @RTENewsNow https://t.co/38Oli4QAC7
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statement by the european parliament brexit steering group without an all weather backstop insurance the europ
Statement by the European Parliament Brexit Steering Group: without an “all-weather” backstop-insurance, the European Parliament will not give its consent to the Withdrawal Agreement.
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breaking european court of justice rules uk can unilaterally revoke brexit article 50 process
Breaking: European Court of Justice rules UK can unilaterally revoke Brexit Article 50 process
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