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British and EU negotiators will continue talks in London today, with less than four weeks to go until the Brexit transition period ends.   The sides remain divided on fisheries and other issues.   The UK’s admission that hopes of a Brexit deal are ‘receding’ has been described ‘theatrics’ by…

The Taoiseach is facing calls to ask the European Commission President to consider Phil Hogan’s position. The EU Trade Commissioner was at the Oireachtas golf society dinner on Wednesday night with 80 other people in Galway – breaching Covid-19 guidelines. Mr Hogan has since apologised after being prompted by Micheal…

Fine Gael is basking in its success in taking two of the four European Parliament seats in the Midlands North West Constituency. Mairead McGuinness was the first to be elected, followed by former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh. Luke Ming Flanagan and Matt Carthy were also elected. Senator Frank Feighan,…

A public meeting to discuss concerns over the future of Irish Neutrality will be held in Donegal tonight. The event, which looks at the implications for Ireland by being part of PESCO or the Permanent Structured Cooperation will take place in the Central Hotel In Donegal Town at 7pm. PESCO…

An Independent MEP has blasted Commissioner Phil Hogan on the controversial forestry policy which he says has had serious implications for Co Leitrim. A forestry report completed in 2017 shows that Leitrim has the highest percentage of forest cover in the country at 18%. The EU says the main aim…

A North West MEP says that Ireland is a step closer to losing it’s neutrality after Ireland signed up to PESCO. PESCO would see a more joined up European structure in defence and military, with 25 EU members, including Ireland involved. This week the European Parliament voted for closer EU…