Republic of Ireland
Irish Parliament Upper House becomes first in EU to pass motion banning Israeli settlement goods
Bill proposes to prohibit “the import and sales of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories.”
THE Irish Parliament Upper House has passed a bill to ban Israeli settlement goods on Wednesday [11 June], the first parliament chamber in the EU to do so.
The Bill, proposed by independent Senator Francis Black, was put forward in January but was delayed by the Irish parliament indefinitely after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu applied pressure on to the Irish Government to stop the Bill
UK and Ireland face off over proposals for post-Brexit border
The UK Government’s new position paper on Northern Ireland fails to settle the issues raised by Brexit for Northern Ireland
THE UK GOVERNMENT has outlined its proposals for post-Brexit border arrangements between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Shaun Kavanagh: Contempt for the Irish is the hallmark of British imperial superiority
Writer Shaun Kavanagh explores historically complicated ties between Britain and Ireland and welcomes a closer relationship with Scotland
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon spoke at the upper house of the Irish Parliament on Tuesday – the Seanad - marking the end of a two-day visit to Ireland to further political, economic and cultural links between Scotland and Ireland.
Northern Ireland’s working classes have to organise to defend themselves, says civil rights activist and former MLA Eamonn McCann
Speaking to CommonSpace, Eamonn McCann said the people of Northern Ireland should not wait on London, Brussels or Dublin to make decisions
LONGSTANDING Northern Ireland civil rights activist Eamonn McCann has urged working class people to organise in preparation for Brexit instead of waiting for decisions from Brussels and London.
SNP MEP says Tory/DUP pact and Brexit are breaching Good Friday Agreement
Alyn Smith MEP will debate member of Irish Senate on Brexit at Dublin event
IN AN EVENT exploring Brexit, the Border and the Internal Market in Ireland on Thursday, SNP MEP Alyn Smith will argue that the UK Government is in breach of the Good Friday Agreement due its dependence on the DUP in parliament and the “constitutional vandalism” likely to be inflicted by Brexit.
The MEP will make his remarks as part of a debate with Neale Richmond, Irish Senator for Fine Gael.
Barnier in Dublin: Brexit and "imperial pasts" come at a cost
Barnier tells Dublin senators that the UK’s imperial past won't bring the EU down
MICHEL BARNIER, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, used his speech to the Oireachtas (both houses of the Republic of Ireland) in Dublin to rebuke the UK as a nation with an imperial past unclear of the costs Brexit will affect.
EU's Barnier to back Dublin over hard Tory Brexit concerns
EU comes out strong for Irish interest in speech by Brexit negotiator as UK Government ponder border problem
MICHEL BARNIER, the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, will today (Thursday 11 May) back the Irish in their concerns over a hard Brexit pursued by the Tory UK Government.
In an honour usually reserved for figures such as Nelson Mandela, Barnier will address the Dáil and Seanad (Irish Parliament) to offer assurances that the EU would back Ireland’s status in negotiations with the UK “100 per cent”.
Poll: Almost half in Ireland fear hard border from Brexit chaos
With instability still being felt in Northern Ireland, people in the South fear hard Brexit will result in hard border
ALMOST HALF of voters in a new Irish survey say they expect there to be a hard border between the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland.
The poll of over 1,000 people, commissioned by Ireland’s polling company Red C, also showed stable support for the EU and for the united front against a hard negotiating position by the UK.