Brexit: consortium of companies led by Fujitsu wins £200m Irish Sea contract

The Guardian - 3 ore 25 min fa

Deal is the first concrete implementation of the special arrangements for Northern Ireland

A £200m contract to implement Brexit checks on goods in the Irish Sea has been won by a consortium of companies led by Japanese company Fujistu.

HMRC announced on Friday that a two-year contract for the new trader support service (TSS) had been awarded to a consortium led by the tech company and its partners, the Customs Clearance Consortium, an organisation run by customs expert Robert Hardy and the Institute of Export and International Trade.

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Ollie Murphy: Tara’s All Ireland star in the making

The Irish World - 5 ore 19 min fa

His time in London may have been short, but Ollie Murphy’s impact left a lasting impression on anyone who saw the talented young Meath footballer in action during the summer of ‘94, and especially Tara GFC. There was no doubt that Murphy was destined for bigger, and better, things. A late addition into London manager […]

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London boss fears for future of hurling in county

The Irish World - 6 ore 34 min fa

London hurling manager Kevin McMullan says he fears for the future of hurling in the county, if the Exiles are omitted from next year’s National League. Last Saturday, Central Council rubberstamped a recommendation from Management to remove Britain’s inter-county teams from this year’s championships due to existing Covid-19 travel restrictions. The decision was based purely […]

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Brexit: Trump envoy warns of risk of Ireland 'border by accident'

The Guardian - 7 ore 32 min fa

US politicians aligned in desire for Good Friday agreement to be preserved, says Mick Mulvaney

Donald’s Trump special envoy to Northern Ireland has warned of the risk of creating a hard “border by accident” on the island of Ireland, as Boris Johnson’s newly drafted plan to rewrite the withdrawal agreement was rejected again by the EU.

Mick Mulvaney, who was appointed by the US president in March, admitted to concerns about recent developments, including government legislation that could unilaterally override aspects of the agreement on Northern Ireland struck with Brussels last year.

The internal market bill aims to enforce compatible rules and regulations regarding trade in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Van Morrison criticises 'fascist bullies' in anti-lockdown Covid songs

The Guardian - 8 ore 33 min fa

Songwriter uses new material to condemn UK government, scientists and celebrities

Van Morrison has described the British government as “fascist bullies disturbing our peace” in one of three new tracks he has written to protest against safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

On No More Lockdown, Morrison sings:

“No more lockdown / No more government overreach / No more fascist bullies / Disturbing our peace …

No more taking of our freedom / And our God-given rights / Pretending it’s for our safety / When it’s really to enslave …”

Related: A duel with Van Morrison: 'Is this a psychiatric examination? It sounds like one'

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