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I apologize. I've missed the discussion of Ireland's constitutional arrangements several months now.

Where are they, and what preparations have the people of the "republic" implemented to mitigated "divorce" from the UK?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 at 01:48:22 PM EST
Brexit effect: What does sterling weakness mean for Irish consumers?

Let's assume it's still too soon to panic the savers holding GBP. Give it a Bal'more minute. The papers will start flogging holiday properties in the midlands.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 9th, 2018 at 06:10:33 PM EST
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Claims made at first meeting of Belfast City Council's Brexit committee
The first order of business was a motion of support for the so-called backstop option. The EU has proposed a backstop which would mean the North remaining with the EU customs union, large parts of the single market and the EU VAT system.
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The SDLP and Alliance Party backed the motion with minor amendments.
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The motion was passed by 10 votes to 7, with Sinn Féin, the SDLP and Alliance voting for, while the DUP, UUP and PUP voted against.
while we're at it ...
Later in the meeting, Ulster Unionist councillor Jeffrey Dudgeon proposed that the committee review the role of Belfast's Port Health Unit following the UK's departure from the EU.

"The Port Health Unit at Belfast Harbour Estate is currently approved to act on behalf of the EU as a Designated Point of Entry," his proposal reads. ... Given the changes after Brexit when the Unit may have to inspect direct imports from all the current EU states, as well as non-EU countries, the proposed review of its role and options will need to involve forward planning for various outcomes."

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The border dividing Ireland will be abandoned by one of two methods.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 9th, 2018 at 09:51:18 PM EST
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Dairy farms seek measures to offset €800m income hit
Irish dairy farmers need a fodder import scheme to help offset a drought-related [!] €800m income hit in 2018, said ICMSA president Pat McCormack.
Devenish Nutrition who?
The Department of Agriculture has been given permission by the EU to roll out some farm payments six weeks earlier than planned. The ICMSA said the basic payment scheme (BPS) has improved, but many farmers are still awaiting payments from the GLAS scheme.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 9th, 2018 at 10:12:24 PM EST
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