Britain faces EU deadline on border decision
Delay likely to stall Brexit talks
EU negotiator Michel Barnier is set to give the British government a three-week deadline to spell out how to avoid a hard border.
There has been increasing frustration among Irish government and EU officials at the failure of the British government to come up with practical proposals. But it is understood that Barnier and his Article 50 negotiating team need to get detailed proposals within the next three weeks so that they can be properly considered.
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
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