After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.
DeSouza, from Co Derry, identified herself as Irish in an application for a residence card for her US-born husband.
Leo Varadkar, who spoke with Boris Johnson this evening, said the plans do not fully meet “the agreed objectives of the backstop”.
“It is certainly not a question of pretending to negotiate”, Barnier warned, as Juncker told MEPs the risk of no deal remains “very real”.
It’s been a really odd day in Westminster so far – even by usual recent standards. Stay with us…
Boris Johnson’s first Commons defeat as Prime Minister raises more questions on the long and winding Brexit road.
Joseph Tuohy passed away this summer after spending most of his life in the UK.
Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘up the tempo’ on talks to remove the backstop ahead of Brexit.
Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.
Ireland has been ramping up no-deal preparations, while the UK government has gone searching for Commons support.
The European Commission President thinks most MPs “deeply distrust” both the EU and Theresa May.
Ireland would be hit hard in the event of a no-deal Brexit; a Brexiteer has argued this should be used as leverage to get a better deal.
Simon Coveney says the October deadline can be pushed out, but not by much.