“We will do, as the UK government, everything we can to avoid there being a hard border on the island of Ireland – we do not want to see there being physical infrastructure at the border and we will try to facilitate that in any way we can.
“But the WTO rules are clear – tariffs will apply, checks will be required – that is what the WTO says.”
As a lifelong eurosceptic, David Davis should have treasured his role as Brexit secretary. Instead he flunked it with his ignorance of the EU, the UK and Brexit.
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Single market pledge would solve EU border crisis, says Phil Hogan, European commissioner for agriculture
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Viking!" was the word retired businessman Derek McLennan shouted to metal detector enthusiasts standing in a field in Dumfriesshire in south-west Scotland in September. He had just uncovered a hoard of
Home for unmarried mothers and their babies held dark secrets.
After 53 years, the horrible reality of Ireland's mothers and babies home.
Sugar daddying on the rise in Ireland ascash strapped students try avoid dropping outof collegeSugar-daddying is a boom industry in Ireland as cash-strapped students prove they'll do anything to make ends meet and pay for collegeAnd it's not just women who stand to 'benefit' from the arrangement, according to this morning's Irish Examiner -- 'sugar mommying', whereby males offering their intimacy and friendship in exchange for financial sponsorship, is an increasingly lucrative industry for young college-going men too, with well-to-do Irish cougars easily to capitalize on toy boys' desire to stay in higher level, without having to take on dreary part-time jobs to do soThe story has a familiar ring to it: last October I reported that prostitution was how students were making ends meet, while pole-dancing is a perennial vice-industry favourite of hard-strapped students
Basic financial security should be a right for all members of society, yet our present social-welfare system does not adequately support this right and has many other serious flaws. Anne Ryan explains how a universal basic income would increase everybody's capacity to cope with financial shocks and uncertainties far more effectively than the current system and how it would also improve general quality of life, while supporting many different kinds of work, with or without pay.
Put fifty of us in a room and you'll get different stories but the same ending. We are all cripples."
This year, the Irish Newspaper industry asserted that links to their websites were their property and they wanted hundreds of Euro for each one, every year.
Chris Taggart, a leading proponent of the open data movement and a gatherer of information on close to 50m businesses worldwide via his OpenCorporates.com site, has told Siliconrepublic.com that the Companies Registration Office, not Iris Oifigiuil as originally reported, has blocked his IP address, preventing him adding information on businesses to his site.
The European Super Highway of Debt - European bank exposure to bankrupt nations debt stacked in 226130172100 bills on trucks
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