Brexit Republic - Withdrawal Deal 2.0 18/10/2019
The backstop is dead, long live a new solution for the island of Ireland. Tony Connelly, Sean Whelan and Colm Ó Mongáin will bring you through how the deal was done, and depending on when you're listening to this, what are the chances of, to quote Boris Johnson, Getting Brexit Done and getting it through the House of Commons.
Brexit explainer: What is in the new deal? 17/10/2019
EU and UK negotiators reach a new Brexit agreement that would avoid a hard border.
Nicos Anastasiades says Cyprus will stand up for peace in Ireland and the backstop.
Michel Barnier says 'we're not really in a position where we're able to find an agreement'.
EU prepares 'time-limited backstop' offer for Boris Johnson in effort to save Brexit talks 09/10/2019
Under the proposals being considered, the EU would allow the unilateral revocation of the backstop if both Sinn Fein and the DUP agreed.
Leaked papers obtained by the Guardian show extent of fundamental objections Brussels has raised.
British government has broken its own solemn legal and political commitments.
UK PM Boris Johnson went to Manchester to address his party conference for the first time as leader proposing a new UK alternative to the backstop - the Northern Ireland/Ireland protocol.
UK proposals "do not match even remotely" Northern Irish backstop plan, says steering group.
Irish prime minister says he will study the plans further and consult with other EU leaders.
Prime minister’s ‘take it or leave it’ proposals described as unworkable and illegal.
'Not even close': Boris Johnson's Brexit border plan rejected by Ireland before he even announces it 02/10/2019
'It doesn’t look like the basis of an agreement, that’s for sure'.
The UK has proposed the creation of a string of customs posts along both sides of the Irish border ... RTÉ News 30/09/2019
The UK has proposed the creation of a string of customs posts along both sides of the Irish border as part of its effort to replace the #brexit backstop, RTÉ News understands.
Downing Street beats a hasty retreat after leak shows backsliding on Good Friday Agreement pledges. / There is near-unanimous political outrage in Ireland over a leaked British government plan to throw up a “buffer zone” with customs posts on the Irish border. Parties across the political spectrum branded it “out of the question”.
Report cites leaked proposals for clearance areas 5-10 miles from border and real-time tracking of goods.
Leo Varadkar says government must submit plans in writing before EU summit in October.
Barnier pours scorn on PM’s Irish border proposal as it would not avoid customs and VAT checks post-Brexit.
The Minister of State for European Affairs has said the UK's proposals for dealing with the Irish backstop do not go far enough.
Brexit Republic is back, this week the House of Commons was suspended under the British government's deeply controversial prorogation, but that did not mean a quiet week for Boris Johnson. / They are joined by Sam McBride of the Belfast Newsletter, who discusses the DUP's position on the backstop.
The European Commission said the UK suggestions 'fall short of satisfying all the objectives of the backstop'
Farmer who became poster boy for Leave in Northern Ireland says he now regrets his decision 19/09/2019
"I voted to leave but not knowing the whole story. And now if I was to vote again, I'd vote to remain, personally, from an agricultural point of view."
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay says UK should be given ‘until December 2020’ to come up with plan for Irish border.
Boris Johnson accused of being ‘out of his depth’ after rebuff in talks with EU’s Juncker 18/09/2019
Unnamed EU officials claim ‘penny dropped’ for PM during talks over future of Irish border. / Opponents of Brexit have accused Boris Johnson of being “out of his depth” after claims emerged of a “penny dropping moment” during his meeting with EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker earlier this week.
EU sources say PM seemed taken aback when shown implications of his Brexit plan.