A no-deal Brexit would break the medicines supply chain

70% of our medicines come from, or through, the UK, but after it departs the EU, it will no longer be part of our regulatory jurisdiction. We must protect patients, writes Bernard Mallee.

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Coveney denies alleged dispute with Taoiseach over backstop

Tanaiste Simon Coveney has denied he and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar were at odds on the issue of the Irish backstop, as alleged by former British Brexit Secretary Dominic Rabb.

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Fox confident UK can get trade agreements ‘over the line’ before exit day

Liam Fox also said that a no-deal Brexit remained ‘a real possibility’.

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Brexit: What might happen next

Here are the permutations as the Brexit debate continues.

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Downing Street says backbencher Brexit moves are ‘extremely concerning’

A group led by the former attorney general Dominic Grieve is reported to be seeking to suspend the Article 50 withdrawal process.

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Theresa May to brief Cabinet on cross-party Brexit talks

It comes as Liam Fox warned failing to deliver on the 2016 vote to leave the EU could result in a ‘political tsunami’.

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Labour willing to have ‘intelligent’ Brexit conversation with Theresa May, says deputy leader

Jeremy Corbyn is the only Westminster party leader to have refused to meet Theresa May so far.

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Labour must not rule out second EU referendum, says Starmer

Keir Starmer said it appeared ‘inevitable’ the Government would have to apply for an extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process.

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Sinn Féin MEP says 'dangerous' Nigel Farage should not be given publicity

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan is accusing the Irish media of giving too much coverage to the British Eurosceptic Nigel Farage.

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Would talks go better if we knew the real Theresa?

While politicians, journalists and current affairs junkies alike will probably be well abreast of the latest in Brexit news, the rest of us, the working class, the madding crowd, might encounter a headline here and a radio bulletin there, writes Joyce Fegan.

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Prime Minister’s Brexit talks ‘not genuine’, Jeremy Corbyn claims

The Labour leader has reiterated his refusal to meet the PM unless she takes no-deal off the table.

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Ministers ‘will quit if told to vote against plan to give MPs more Brexit power’

Nick Boles said ministers had told him they would resign if whipped against a bill being tabled on Monday to allow MPs to block a no-deal Brexit.

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Brexit: the past seven days

What’s been happening in the world of politics as the clock ticks on Brexit?

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Boris Johnson under attack over Turkey claim

The figurehead of the Vote Leave campaign signed an open letter warning about Turkey joining the EU.

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Not supporting second referendum means colluding with May, Corbyn warned

An advert in the Labour leader’s local paper warns that he cannot secure a general election, and backing a people’s vote is the only option left.

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Boris Johnson calls on British PM to tear up Brexit backstop

The former foreign secretary said Britain must ‘stop dithering’ and demand a better deal from Brussels.

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Actors’ union: No-deal Brexit would be catastrophic

Irish Equity’s members rely on the open Irish border and often collaborate on productions across the island.

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Fáilte Ireland to invest €5 million in tourism sector ahead of Brexit

In a significant ramping up of its activities to protect Irish tourism ahead of Brexit, Fáilte Ireland will invest €5 million to support the sector.

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Nigel Farage urges Brexiteers to prepare for second referendum

The former Ukip leader issued a battle cry to Leavers in a week where Theresa May suffered a record-breaking defeat.

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Boris Johnson urges Theresa May to use Brexit to unite UK

The intervention came as the British Prime Minister scrambled to get her EU agenda back on track.

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Brexit deal vital for Irish tourism

A rise in sterling’s value on the back of a Brexit deal would be a necessary boost for tourism in Cork and Kerry, which sees a fifth of annual visitors come from the UK.

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Second Brexit referendum would be ‘very dicey’, says Bertie Ahern

A second referendum on Brexit could be “a very dicey scene” and far from the simple task some people think it would be, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has told an economic conference devoted to Brexit.

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Hard Brexit would pose ‘very significant challenges’ for agrifoods and tourism

The rural economy and rural employers will “suffer most” with Brexit, an economic conference has heard.

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Allow the clock to run down to resolve Brexit conundrum

The instinct to call for an extension of Article 50 and to give Brexit negotiations more time would simply extend the paralysis, writes Yanis Varoufakis.

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Brexit bewilderment along the Irish border

Although unthinkable, a no-deal Brexit could see Northern Ireland become a remote region of the UK with which it would be difficult to do business, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

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Gordon Brown calls to extend Article 50 for a year to consult public

The former prime minister has called for public consultations on Brexit and agreed with Jeremy Corbyn’s demands for no deal to be ruled out.

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No-deal Brexit would become exercise in damage limitation, says Coveney

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs minister described the backstop as an ‘essential’ part of the Withdrawal Agreement.

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Britain more divided on Brexit than it was on poll tax: Gordon Brown

The ex-PM has said the Article 50 deadline should be extended so the people of Britain can have a say on the next steps in the process.

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Public 'aghast at Brexit pantomime', says Sinn Fein

The party’s deputy leader said she made the point in a ‘frank’ telephone conversation with Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley.

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Don’t engage with May over Brexit, Corbyn tells MPs as backbenchers break ranks

Hilary Benn, Yvette Cooper and John Mann all had meetings with ministers over attempts to get a Brexit deal though Parliament.

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