This afternoon. Eamonn Farrell writes:  Chaos on the south bound N7 from Rathcoole to Castlewarden. Gardai and Council workers were present at the exit from the cone filter… Eamonn Farrell/RollingnNews Meanwhile… This morning/afternoon. Garda halt traffic at a check point on the M4 outbound from Dublin. Earlier: Checkpoint Charlies

‘sup? This morning. Harbour View Hotel, Tory Island, County Donegal ‘Iggy’ owned by photographer James O’Donnell, who writes: We are delighted to announce that following our visit to the Tory Harbour View Hotel, they are now on the list of dog friendly businesses in Donegal! Give Iggy a mention when booking! Arf. James O Donnell […]

Last night. RTÉ News reported that the British Government is allegedly proposing to build customs posts between five and ten miles along both sides of the border to replace the backstop, as part of the UK’s Brexit deal proposals. However, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has dismissed the idea. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also dismissed […]

NEW: Leo Varadkar tells @VirginMediaNews that – despite him saying in Dublin on Monday that he wouldn’t – the UK is required to operate border checks in a no-deal Brexit. A WTO Brexit means following WTO rules, he says: — Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) September 13, 2019 (The ‘him’ in this case is Boris Johnson, […]

From the Central Statistics Office’s Residential Property Price Index June 2019 report (click to enlarge) The Central Statistics Office reports: Residential property prices increased by 2.0% nationally in the year to June. This compares with an increase of 2.6% in the year to May and an increase of 11.9% in the twelve months to June 2018. […]

From top: Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (right) with Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill MLA at the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dublin Castle last week; Derek Mooney There was a time when Sinn Féin was the master of targeting. It used to know to aim its attacks and not to waste its time […]

British Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons tonight 🚨 Irish Government replies to Westminster votes: “The Withdrawal Agreement is not open for re-negotiation.” — Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) January 29, 2019 Meanwhile… We have the first official EU reaction to today’s #Brexit votes, from @eucopresident spokesman, after consultations with the EU27 governments. […]

Yesterday. Pettigo, Donegal/Fermanagh border. James Gallagher, Postmaster of Pettigo Village post office, with pork and bacon delivery man John Leydon beside the border which divides Pettigo between Northern Ireland and the Republic, as they contemplate the possibility of a No Deal Brexit delivering a Hard Border. Meanwhile… It’s a pointless hypothetical how is reasserting that […]