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Preparing for a hard border amid British political chaos

As UK politics consumes itself, a hard border and the ensuing chaos look inevitable, writes business editor Eamon Quinn

Fears that the British political chaos could inadvertently lead to a hard Brexit have worsened significantly.

Everyone agrees it wasn’t supposed to be like

today 00:22
Shocking: Two healthcare professionals arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients at hospital stroke unit

Police in the UK have arrested two healthcare professionals after they were alleged to hand administered poison into patients.

According to Metro.co.uk, the arrests come after the horrifying discovery was made at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in Lancashire.

It is understood that

today 00:21
Garda investigation underway after a man aged in his 40s allegedly assaulted in Limerick City

Gardaí in Limerick City have launched an investigation after a man was the victim of an alleged assault on Wednesday morning.

It is understood the man aged in his 40s sustained serious injuries following the alleged assault on Augustinian Lane at approximately 2:30am.

Gardaí

today 00:21
Was it you?: Online player wins €1m in Wednesday’s Lotto Plus 1 draw

 

There will be plenty of smiles in one household this morning after one lucky punter managed to scoop the top prize of €1m in last night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw.

The lucky win comes as there were no winners of the main jackpot worth €2m.

The numbers drawn for

today 00:21
Pensioner, 84, dies after developing gangrene on his genitals due to staff not bathing him

An 84-year-old man sadly died after a nursing home in the US state of Florida, failed to attend to his personal hygiene a state medical board has ruled.

In a truly shocking story, the man York Spratling, sadly lost his life after he contracted gangrene in his genitals after staff at the

today 00:21
'Prime Minister must change course': Opposition react to Theresa May's confidence victory

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, responding to Theresa May's survival in the no confidence vote, said: "Tonight's vote makes no difference to the lives of our people.

"The Prime Minister has lost her majority in Parliament, her government is in chaos and she is unable to deliver a Brexit deal

today 23:34
Miriam Lord: Confidence and supply? More like Two Men and a GNU
If not for the sake of baby Brexit, he would be out of the relationship in a heartbeat
today 23:31
'It's tough to come to terms with' - Joe Schmidt on Irish exit

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt insists he is fully focused on the final chapter of his Irish career after being crowned Philips Sports Manager of the Year for 2018.

Schmidt picked up the award for the second time after seeing off competition from Graham Shaw, Jim Gavin

today 23:16
Valencia end United’s hopes of topping Champions League group

Manchester United blew the chance to top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho’s much-changed side slumped to a 2-1 loss at Valencia.

Progress to the last 16 was already assured ahead of the trip to the Mestalla, yet this was a chance for Paul Pogba and Co to prove

today 22:22
Sane at the double to ensure City finish top of the pile

Leroy Sane struck twice as Manchester City came from behind to secure top spot in Champions League Group F with a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.

Sane cancelled out former Leicester striker Andrej Kramaric’s early penalty with a stunning free-kick just before half time and grabbed

today 22:20
Latest: May vows to ‘get on with the job’ after seeing off bid to oust her as PM

Latest: Theresa May has urged her party to “come together” after seeing off an attempt by rebel backbenchers to oust her as Conservative leader and Prime Minister.

The British Prime Minister won a confidence vote of the 317 Conservative MPs by a margin of 200 to 117 in a secret

today 22:20
US school moves to protect student who is bullied because his name is Trump

School officials have taken steps to support a US middle-school student who reportedly has been bullied for the past two years because his last name is Trump.

Brandywine School District officials said Joshua Trump’s parents raised concerns about their son’s safety last

today 22:20
What next for Theresa May after seeing off bid to replace her as Tory leader?

Confidence 200 - 117 No confidence

Theresa May lives to fight another day after dramatically defeating a bid to oust her as Tory leader.

But with major Brexit difficulties still unresolved and European leaders seemingly unable to offer the fundamental reforms demanded

today 22:20
Confidence and supply? More like Two Men and a GNU
If not for the sake of baby Brexit, he would be out of the relationship in a heartbeat
today 22:16
Theresa May to continue leading Britain through Brexit, wins confidence vote

The result was greeted by cheers and applause from Tory Members of Parliament (MPs) as it was announced by backbench Tory chairman Sir Graham Brady.

It means Mrs. May is immune from another leadership challenge for a year.

The vote was triggered by 48 of her MPs angry at her Brexit

today 22:05
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Theresa May survives vote, Fianna Fáil sign on for another year and Michael Cohen jailed.
today 22:02
Insipid United slump to defeat in Valencia

Already-qualified Manchester United fell to a 2-1 defeat away to Valencia in the Champions League. 

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today 22:00
What next for Theresa May after seeing off bid to replace her as Tory leader?

Confidence 200 - 117 No confidence

Theresa May lives to fight another day after dramatically defeating a bid to oust her as Tory leader.

But with major Brexit difficulties still unresolved and European leaders seemingly unable to offer the fundamental reforms

yesterday 21:43
Road carnage continues, after elderly man is knocked down and killed in the capital

The tragic trend of road deaths continues today, after a pedestrian in his 60s was knocked down and killed in Finglas, Dublin.

The incident happened on Finglas Road shortly after noon. It is understood the man died at the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact

yesterday 21:43
Suspect in Tuesday’s shooting at a Christmas Market in Strasbourg remains on the run

The suspect of carrying out Tuesday’s shooting at the Christmas Market in the French city of Strasbourg remains at large.

The perpetrator has been identified as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt, a French citizen born in Strasbourg.

It has emerged that Chekatt had a long

yesterday 21:43
May hangs on by winning confidence vote in the House of Commons

Theresa May has held onto her position as leader of the Conservative Party after being backed by a majority of her party.

The British Prime Minister was given a majority of 83 after 200 party members voted in favour of her leadership.

Although the win was not overwhelming with

yesterday 21:43
Emily Blunt: Julie Andrews wanted Mary Poppins sequel to be ‘my show’

Emily Blunt has said Julie Andrews does not make an appearance in Mary Poppins Returns because the veteran star did not want to steal attention from her.

The Devil Wears Prada actress takes over the role of the practically perfect nanny from Andrews in the sequel, 54 years after the

yesterday 21:02
200 to 117: Theresa May survives leadership challenge to remain Prime Minister

Theresa May has seen off an attempt by rebel backbenchers to oust her as Conservative leader and Prime Minister.

But she sowed the seeds for her eventual departure by telling Tory MPs that she would not lead the party into the next general election, expected in 2022

The UK

yesterday 21:02
A brave new dawn for Irish greyhound racing

Entry to Kilkenny’s historic morning greyhound meeting was free and the small crowd was broken up into several distinct crowds.

There were owners and trainers there with their dogs, there was the media - possibly the biggest representation at a meeting at St James’s Park ever -

yesterday 20:33
LIVE: Theresa May awaits her fate as voting closes on confidence ballot

Update 8pm: Voting has closed in this evenings confidence ballot of Theresa May as leader of the Conservative party.

Ballot closed at 8pm with a result expected at 9pmMay needs 159 MP votes of 316 to retain her position as leaderThe British Prime Minister has said she will not lead the

yesterday 20:17
LIVE: Theresa May awaits her fate as voting closes on confidence ballot

Update 8pm: Voting has closed in this evenings confidence ballot of Theresa May as leader of the Conservative party.

Ballot closed at 8pm with a result expected at 9pmMay needs 159 MP votes of 316 to retain her position as leaderThe British Prime Minister has said she will not lead the

yesterday 19:55
Statue of anti-Irish newspaper editor removed from US city

A statue honoring newspaper editor George Dennison Prentice has been removed from it’s Louisville, Kentucky location.

Read More: Gombeen man Paul Ryan fires Irish Catholic priest as House Chaplain to please anti-Catholics

The Courier-Journal reports that George Dennison Prentice

yesterday 19:19
LIVE: Theresa Mary will not lead Tories into next election

Latest: Theresa May has told Conservative MPs she will not lead the party into the next general election.

The promise came as the Prime Minister fought to retain her place as Tory leader ahead of a confidence vote of MPs.

Conservative MPs have started casting their votes in the

yesterday 18:56
Michael Martin bows to Leo Varadkar again by renewing confidence and supply agreement until 2020

The current Fine Gael led minority Government will remain in place until 2020 at least after the Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin confirmed that his party have agreed to renew the current confidence and supply agreement.

In an announcement made in the Dáil, Mr Martin said the

yesterday 18:56
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Richard E Grant hails Timothee Chalamet as a ‘gift to the world’

Richard E Grant hailed Timothee Chalamet as a “gift to the world” after the pair were both nominated for the same Screen Actors Guild Award.

British actor Grant, 61, was recognised for his part in biographical comedy drama Can You Ever Forgive Me? while US rising star

today 02:19
Avril Lavigne announces date for first new album in five years

Avril Lavigne has announced the date for her first new album in five years following a battle with Lyme disease.

The Canadian singer, 34, took a break from performing after being struck down with the debilitating illness.

Lavigne announced her intention to return in September,

today 02:19
Martin cites national interest and Brexit for keeping Varadkar in power
Fianna Fáil leader showed deft political management in how he manoeuvred party
today 02:16
Fianna Fáil put public ahead of party for deal with Government – Martin
Coveney praises ‘maturity’ of FF agreement that there be no election until 2020
today 02:16
May’s promise to DUP could make Brexit deal impossible
Analysis: British PM has set a bar for EU negotiations that may be impossible to overcome
today 02:16
Man jailed for 12 months after €102,000 is stolen from Donegal firm

A man who stole €102,000 from the company he worked for in Co Donegal to give to men he met in online chat rooms has been jailed for one year.

Billy Mooney of St Peter's Terrace, Dungloe, took sums ranging from €2,000 to €19,800 over a two year period between 2014 and

today 02:03
Rents still rising, but number of landlords falling - RTB rent index

The cost of renting a home here continued to rise between October and December, according to new data from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) and the Economic and Social Research Institute.

But although rents reached another record high, the rate of that increase is slower than before,

today 02:03
Second arrest made in connection with Roma exploitation investigation

DETECTIVES investigating exploitation of vulnerable members of the Roma community in south Belfast have questioned a 31-year-old man.

The man was arrested in relation to social media posts and posters which had been erected in the area in August making false claims about people who had

today 01:59
Not so festive window display appears at republican prisoners offices

A Christmas 'Grinch' dressed in a PSNI uniform, with Santa pointing a rifle at him, has been painted on the window of a republican prisoners office in north Belfast just days after a similar display appeared at a Saoradh office in Derry.

The recently-opened Irish Republican Prisoner

today 01:59
93-year-old man dies in road crash in Co Armagh

A 93-year-old man who died after his car crashed in Co Armagh has been named as John Joseph Milsop from Portadown.

He was driving a red Nissan Micra on the Derrycoose Road near Annaghmore when the accident happened at about 2.20pm yesterday.

Police confirmed there were no

today 01:59
Colum Eastwood frustrated by Jeremy Corbyn's backstop stance

COLUM Eastwood has said he is "bewildered" to hear Jeremy Corbyn reject the backstop element of the withdrawal agreement, while characterising the soft border guarantee as a threat to the union.

The SDLP leader was speaking after Labour MP Conor McGinn said Mr Corbyn risked

today 01:59
Leo Varadkar says Brexit withdrawal treaty cannot be changed

THE substance of the Brexit withdrawal treaty cannot be changed, the taoiseach has said.

Leo Varadkar said while he and other EU leaders would work to provide assurances to the UK in terms of future relations, there could be no question of removing the border backstop.

Mr Varadkar

today 01:59
DUP join with former Brexit ministers to pitch alternative deal

ARLENE Foster joined forces with two of Theresa May's former Brexit secretaries yesterday to launch an alternative plan to the government's EU withdrawal agreement.

David Davis and Dominic Raab were said to be last-minute additions to the event and sat at the top table alongside

today 01:59
Avril Lavigne announces date for first new album in five years

Avril Lavigne has announced the date for her first new album in five years following a battle with Lyme disease.

The Canadian singer, 34, took a break from performing after being struck down with the debilitating illness.

Lavigne announced her intention to return in September,

today 01:25
Sir Peter Jackson awarded Blue Peter gold badge for being an ‘inspiration’

Sir Peter Jackson revealed he is driven by a fear of failure as he was awarded a Blue Peter gold badge.

The director of the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit films joined fellow film-maker Steven Spielberg in becoming a recipient of the prize, the show’s highest

today 00:56
Liverpool hail Alisson for saving their skin against Napoli
Klopp praises ‘incredible, unbelievable’ intervention to keep club in Champions League
today 00:54
New builds account for less than 8% of social homes
Dublin city meets only a third of social housing targets in first nine month of 2018
today 00:53
Day of drama ends with victory for May in confidence vote
Prime minister tells MPs she recognises she cannot lead Tories into election set for 2022
today 00:52
Latest news from Ireland
today 02:19 Richard E Grant hails Timothee Chalamet as a ‘gift to the world’
today 02:19 Avril Lavigne announces date for first new album in five years
today 02:16 Martin cites national interest and Brexit for keeping Varadkar in power
today 02:16 Fianna Fáil put public ahead of party for deal with Government – Martin
today 02:16 May’s promise to DUP could make Brexit deal impossible
today 02:03 Man jailed for 12 months after €102,000 is stolen from Donegal firm
today 02:03 Rents still rising, but number of landlords falling - RTB rent index
today 01:59 Second arrest made in connection with Roma exploitation investigation
today 01:59 Not so festive window display appears at republican prisoners offices
today 01:59 93-year-old man dies in road crash in Co Armagh
today 01:59 Colum Eastwood frustrated by Jeremy Corbyn's backstop stance
today 01:59 Leo Varadkar says Brexit withdrawal treaty cannot be changed
today 01:59 DUP join with former Brexit ministers to pitch alternative deal
today 01:25 Avril Lavigne announces date for first new album in five years
today 00:56 Sir Peter Jackson awarded Blue Peter gold badge for being an ‘inspiration’
today 00:54 Liverpool hail Alisson for saving their skin against Napoli
today 00:53 New builds account for less than 8% of social homes
today 00:52 Day of drama ends with victory for May in confidence vote
today 00:40 The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital
today 00:39 Spider-Man producers recall their superhero Stan Lee
today 00:39 Jose Mourinho frustrated as Man United fail to impress
today 00:24 Mourinho says 'nothing' surprised him about Valencia defeat
today 00:24 'England have a diamond' - Guardiola hails City youngster
today 00:23 Sir Peter Jackson awarded Blue Peter gold badge for being an ‘inspiration’
today 00:23 How to stop tensions boiling over this festive season
today 00:23 Decorating your house for Christmas? Here's some advice from three Irish interior designers
today 00:23 Unmasking Limerick's newest masked rapper
today 00:23 A look back at the 10 big stories form the year in music
today 00:23 Confronting China’s efforts to spread its influence abroad
today 00:23 TOMMY MARTIN: Us earthbound, stay-at-home types can only watch on, puzzled and amused by adventurer Jim McGuinness
today 00:23 PETER JACKSON: The way Johnny Sexton is going, is 2019 World Cup really his last?
today 00:23 JACK ANDERSON: Is greyhound racing rounding the final bend?
today 00:23 Brian McMahon building new dreams in Spancil Hill
today 00:22 A look back at the 10 big stories form the year in music
today 00:22 How to stop tensions boiling over this festive season
today 00:22 PETER JACKSON: The way Johnny Sexton is going, is 2019 World Cup really his last?
today 00:22 Galway GAA chief pledges to get past ‘damning’ financial audit
today 00:22 VICTORIA WHITE: Delay in diagnosis will impact a child’s development for life
today 00:22 Isn't the job of planning authorities to facilitate wind farm development?
today 00:22 Pedestrian struck by van in Limerick
today 00:22 Preparing for a hard border amid British political chaos
today 00:21 Shocking: Two healthcare professionals arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients at hospital stroke unit
today 00:21 Garda investigation underway after a man aged in his 40s allegedly assaulted in Limerick City
today 00:21 Was it you?: Online player wins €1m in Wednesday’s Lotto Plus 1 draw
today 00:21 Pensioner, 84, dies after developing gangrene on his genitals due to staff not bathing him
today 23:35 Pedestrian struck by van in Limerick
today 23:34 'Prime Minister must change course': Opposition react to Theresa May's confidence victory
today 23:34 Portadown crash: 93-year-old John Joseph Milsop dies
today 23:31 Miriam Lord: Confidence and supply? More like Two Men and a GNU
today 23:17 Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest
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