Anyone living in Ireland with UK driving licence must exchange it for Irish licence before UK leaves EU


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said, that anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licence must exchange it for an Irish driving licence, before the 31 October 2019, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. If there is a no-deal Brexit, then after this […]

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In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living here in Ireland will not be recognised and the driver will not be able to continue to drive here in Ireland on that licence


The advice to such drivers is that they should exchange their UK driving licence for an Irish driving licence before the 29 March 2019, which is set as the withdrawal date of the UK from the EU. Under current arrangements a UK licence holder resident here in Ireland has an entitlement to make such an […]

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Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime


THE MAJORITY OF Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime, a new poll has shown. Last night’s poll for Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ 1, which was carried out by Amárach Research, revealed that 63% of people want to see a united Ireland before they die. Just 18% of people […]

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Ireland Is Ready to Increase Trade with Russia After Brexit


Ireland is ready to increase its commodity turnover with the Russian Federation after Brexit in order to fill loss of income from the gap with Great Britain, said the coordinator of the friendship group between the parliaments of Ireland and Russia Fergus O’Dowd. On February 12th the State Duma held a meeting of deputies of […]

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Derry ‘car bomb’: Police warning as vehicle up in flames near courthouse


Northern Irish politicians have condemned the blast outside a courthouse, with one MLA calling it a “disgraceful act of terrorism A car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in Derry forcing police to evacuate locals. Pictures from the scene show a vehicle on flames on Bishop Street following the blast which occurred at 8.15pm on Saturday […]

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Previewing Ireland’s economy in 2019: The stats don’t lie – Ireland is doing well right now


WRITING THIS TIME last year, I expected our economic fortunes to get better before they got worse. I saw clouds gathering on the distant horizon, but no major storms forecast for 2018. Ireland isn’t quite partying like it’s 2006, but the stats don’t lie – 2018 has been a bumper year by most measures. The […]

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Brexit agreement: highlights from EU, UK deal on future relationship


Britain and the European Union have agreed in principle on a text setting out their future relationship. The deal is pending endorsement by the bloc’s leaders at a summit on Sunday. Here are some key elements of the 26-page draft text. It is part of a package alongside the 500-page legal treaty, known as the […]

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Irish passports issued to UK increase, while numbers fall in France, Germany and Spain


OVER THE PAST three years, the London embassy has issued the highest number of Irish passports of any diplomatic office in the world, while the rate for other European cities has trailed off. While approval rates of UK requests for Irish passports has increased in the past few years – and in particular since the […]

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More Irish than the Irish themselves: Huge spike in number of British becoming 'naturalised citizens'


FINE GAEL SENATOR Neale Richmond today revealed that the number of British people becoming Irish citizens has grown exponentially in the last year. Figures obtained by the senator showed how 529 British people became Irish citizens in the last year. Richmond said that the result of the Brexit referendum is the only obvious reason behind […]

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ALMOST SIX IN ten small-to-medium sized businesses believe Brexit will have a negative impact on their future business, but only 6% of businesses have a plan in place to deal with the fallout of the UK leaving the EU.


The AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for the second quarter of this year also highlights that 70% of businesses believe that Brexit will have a negative wider economic impact on the country. Since the index began, the feeling of Irish businesses has been overwhelmingly negative about Brexit and that hasn’t changed with this latest index, as […]

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