Leo Varadkar

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar holds a press conference after the European Council on December 14, 2018, in Brussels. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Varadkar Told to ‘Dial Down the Rhetoric’ over Irish Border Comments

Democratic Unionist Party MP Gregory Campbell has said Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar must “dial down the rhetoric” after the Taoiseach claimed the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland may need an “army presence” in the result of a no-deal Brexit.

Pope Chides Irish over Abortion

Pope Francis Chides Irish Over Abortion Referendum

Pope Francis has rebuked the Irish people over a recent referendum legalizing abortion, suggesting that a widespread “throwaway culture” leads people to deprive the unborn of “the very right to life.”

The Associated Press

EU Claims UK Has Made ‘No Substantial Progress’ on Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union issued a stark assessment of the gridlocked Brexit talks Friday, saying there’s been “no substantial progress” on the key issue of the Irish border and advising EU nations to ramp up their preparations for the possibility that Britain could crash out of the bloc without a deal.