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EU begins legal action against UK over Brexit violation
It follows Britain’s unilateral decision to delay implementing a key part of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland.
Here’s how EU could take brexit legal action against the UK
The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the British government in coming days over its failure to keep promises it made in the Brexit deal to keep the island of Ireland free of border checkpoints.
A Canadian view on Ceta trade deal
Ireland should do the right thing for both Irish and Canadians and reject this trade agreement.
Green party TD: Legal opinion that Ceta deal is unconstitutional
Dublin South Central representative Patrick Costello lodged the proceedings over whether a referendum would be needed on the controversial trade deal.
Grassroots campaign launches to stop CETA ratification
A grassroots group known as “Stop CETA Ireland” has launched a campaign to stop the Irish government from ratifying the controversial Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada.
Canada trade deal shows Government’s breathtaking arrogance
Important issues raised by CETA deserve more than a ludicrous 55-minute parliament debate.
EU launches legal action against UK for breaching Brexit deal and international law
The backdrop to all of this is that trade talks between London and Brussels are entering their final phase.
‘It would be wrong’ – Varadkar puts brakes on Mercosur deal
Ireland’s Prime Minister has indicated that he will not be bringing the Mercosur trade agreement for ratification to the Parliament this year or for the foreseeable future.
Biden and Pelosi warn UK over risking Good Friday agreement
Leading Democrats warned that the UK’s chances of securing the required congressional support for a UK-US free trade deal will disappear if Northern Ireland peace deal is undermined.
Pelosi says UK can forget US trade deal if Irish pact broken
If the UK undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be absolutely no chance of a US-UK trade agreement passing the Congress, Pelosi, the nation’s top elected Democrat, said.
UK plans to change Brexit rules threaten US trade deal, top Democrats say
Altering terms of withdrawal agreement on Northern Ireland could damage relations under Biden presidency.
Brexit: EU and US trade deals ’at risk’ if UK reneges on Northern Ireland pledges
Concerns raised after reports UK negotiating team told to devise plans to ‘get around’ protocol in withdrawal agreement
Irish focus as EU’s Hogan opens China investment talks
Later this week negotiations for a comprehensive agreement on investment between the EU and mainland China will be held in Brussels.
Emission intensity of Irish beef vs. Brazilian beef outlined by MEP
The high emission intensity of beef production in the Mercosur countries can reach levels that are more than double the emission intensity of Irish beef.
Ireland could try to block Mercosur trade deal on Amazon concerns - Varadkar
Irish Prime Minister has said Dublin will vote against a trade deal between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur unless Brazil takes action to protect the rainforest.
Capitol Hill could imperil any new US-UK trade deal
What might become the biggest obstacle of all has to do with Ireland, not with Britain per se.
Government defeated in Dáil vote on Mercosur trade deal
The motion condemned the trade agreement, recently agreed between the EU and four South American countries, as “a bad deal for Ireland and for the planet” and mandated the Government to oppose the deal at the Council of Ministers in the future.
Angry scenes outside Leinster House as Gov accused of throwing farmers ’under the bus’
The Irish Government has been accused of throwing farmers under the bus with the Mercosur trade deal.
Beef farmers protest over Mercosur negotiations
A number of beef farmers held a protest outside the EU Commission offices in Dublin, against negotiations which they claim make a mockery of an EU climate strategy.
IFA to protest on ‘sell-out trade deal’ with Mercosur
A protest will be held by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) at the European Commission offices in Dublin over the “double standards of the commission” in their reckless pursuit of a sell-out trade deal” with the Mercosur trade bloc.