Showing posts with label Ireland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ireland. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Irish senate backs law banning trade with Israeli settlements

Irish senate backs law banning trade with Israeli settlements
The Irish Senate gave its support on Wednesday to a legislation prohibiting the import or sale of goods and services produced in occupied territories around the world, including Israeli settlements considered illegal under international law.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Belgium, Ireland Summon Israeli Ambassadors over Gaza Killings

Belgium, Ireland Summon Israeli Ambassadors
Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday as Belgium and Ireland joins countries who summoned Israeli ambassadors over the killings of 63 Palestinians and more than 2,700 injuries along the Gaza border.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

EU fears of Brexit negotiations crisis as hardliners constrain May

solving the Irish border problem
Senior EU sources fear a looming crisis in the Brexit negotiations in the coming weeks because of British Prime Minister Theresa May's growing incapacity to act due to mounting pressure from both Brexit hardliners and pro-European Tories over the issue of the customs union.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

EU proposal to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union rejected by UK PM

Northern Ireland
The European Union's chief negotiator in the Brexit talks said Wednesday that Northern Ireland could stay in the customs union after the United Kingdom left the bloc, a move that would protect the Good Friday Agreement but provoked a backlash from the British Prime Minister, who said the proposal would undermine the country's integrity.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, December 4, 2017

Northern Irish DUP Angry at Staying in EU Customs Union, Scots Angry They Aren't

Northern Ireland
Despite apparent success at reaching an agreement with Brussels, UK Prime Minister Theresa May risks losing the Democratic Unionist Party as a government partner, as Scotland leads calls to remain in Customs Union/Single Market.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Northern Ireland 'must stay' in customs union to prevent hard border : EU

Northern Ireland
An internal EU paper has suggested that the avoidance of a hard border on the island of Ireland effectively requires Northern Ireland to remain in the single market and the customs union.

Monday, January 23, 2017

British gov't rejects claims Brexit will destroy Northern Ireland peace agreement

The British government rejected Sunday a claim by Gerry Adams, president of the Sinn Fein political party, that taking Northern Ireland out of the EU will destroy the agreement that restored peace to the island.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ireland introduces counter measures to reduce Brexit impact

The Irish government said on Tuesday it has introduced a number of specific measures to help firms that might be affected by the uncertainty caused by Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU).

Friday, June 24, 2016

Scotland, Northern Ireland move toward independence votes

The Scottish National Party hinted it will move toward another independence vote and Sinn Fein called for a vote on Irish unity following Britain's decision on Thursday to leave the European Union.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

No bomb found on diverted Turkish Airlines

A Turkish Airlines flight from Houston, Texas, diverted to Shannon, Ireland, on Sunday was found to have no explosive devices on board and would take off to Istanbul soon, a spokesman for the flag carrier said.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

British, Belgian airlines to repatriate tourists from Sharm El Sheikh without luggage

British and Belgian airlines will repatriate tourists currently in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh but only with hand luggage, after suspension of flights earlier amid fears that the Russian passenger jet crash last Saturday was caused by a bomb attack.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Russian airline blames 'external factor' for crash

The Russian airline whose jet crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board has said it came down because of "external" factors and could not have been caused by technical faults or human error...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Greece given Thursday deadline to submit new debt plan

Greece has until Thursday to submit a reform plan for a bailout package, EU President Donald Tusk has said after an emergency summit of eurozone leaders.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Commission to recover €102 million of CAP expenditure from the Member States (EC- 19.12.14)

From the European Commission Official Website:

"A total of €102 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission from Greece, Ireland and Slovenia under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ireland to watch closely changes in Scotland after independence referendum (PM)

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Friday his country will be watching closely to see what changes are implemented in Scotland after it rejected independence.

"Attention will now turn to the changes likely to take place following the referendum, particularly in terms of devolution of powers. This process will be closely followed in Ireland," Kenny said in a statement.

In Thursday's referendum, Scottish voters rejected independence by 55.3 percent to 44.7 percent, with just four of the 32 councils voting Yes. The turnout was 84.59 percent with more than 3.6 million people going to the polls.

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