The Four at Four

  1. #BREXIT: In a speech to the House of Commons, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has stated the government  will continue with a no deal “if we have to”. May also raised the possibility of extending Article 50 until the end of June if the house was unable to agree on a Brexit deal. Last night, Jeremy Corbyn voiced his support for a second referendum if Britain was faced with a no deal exit.
  2. #DIVORCE: A referendum on the constitutional restrictions of divorce is to be held in 2020. Currently, divorce laws in Ireland permit that spouses wishing for divorce must have lived a part for the past four years.
  3. #SHOOTING: Gardaí have arrived at the scene of a suspected shooting in Drogheda, Co. Louth. The alleged shooting occurred at the M1 Retail Park just after 3pm. Micheal O’Toole of the Irish Daily Star has tweeted that one person has been injured, but the victim is still alive.
  4. #ISLAMICTERROR: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said Ireland will not revoke citizenship of former extremists who left the country to fight for terror groups such as Isil. Varadkar’s comments come after the UK’s decision to revoke the citizenship of Shamima Begum, who left the UK at fifteen years old to join Isil. The Independent reported that Varadkar stated, “I think it’s bad practice to revoke somebody’s citizenship and render them stateless and leave them to be somebody’s else’s problem”.

By Aoibhin Bryant

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