In a windowless vault under the streets of Dublin there’s a pot of gold owned by anxious investors worried by the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. In 2018, Irish gold broker and safe-deposit business Merrion Vaults saw a 70 per cent rise in clients from the British province of Northern Ireland. They’re nervous about the pound plunging in value if the UK leaves the EU without an exit deal.
After EU leaders rebuffed a plea by British Prime Minister Theresa May to help her sell her Brexit deal to parliament, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says many were concerned May was asking for concessions without being able to guarantee they would be enough to get the withdrawal treaty past the House of Commons. SOUNDBITE
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Dozens of people rallied outside the General Post Office building in the Irish capital of Dublin on Friday, to protest against the existence of US and NATO military bases around the world.
The Republic of Ireland has an official policy of neutrality and as such seeks to avoid involvement in foreign wars or military alliances, and is not a member of NATO. It does however deploy troops as part of UN peacekeeping operations.
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Border residents and businesspeople react to Brexit developments in the border region between Northern Ireland and Ireland as British Prime Minister Theresa May battles for her political survival as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her over a draft Brexit deal struck with Brussels this week.
Michel Barnier, European Commission Chief Negotiator for Article 50 Negotiations with the UK says the Brexit deal prevents a ‘hard’ border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. SOUNDBITE
An art installation of 36,000 messages inscribed on “leaves” hang from the ceiling of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin in remembrance of the Irish lives lost in WWI. The project is part of the nation’s commemoration events as the anniversary of armistice approaches. IMAGES.
Gerry Adams, the former spokesman for Ireland’s armed republican movement, launches a cookbook – touting its platter of recipes as “the best kept secret of the Irish peace process”.
Irish voters overwhelmingly back the lifting of a constitutional ban on blasphemy, according to exit polls, the latest reform relaxing the devout nation’s historic ties to the Catholic Church.
Ireland goes to the polls for both its presidential election and a referendum on whether to repeal its constitutional law which makes blasphemy a criminal offence.
Ireland went to the polls on Friday for both its presidential election and a referendum on whether to repeal its constitutional law which makes blasphemy a criminal offence. IMAGES