This is a good article, and done with a clear overview of ‘the backstop’ and Brexit, yet  with an Irish American viewpoint.

How Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Collapsed
The Return of the Irish Question


British Prime Minister Theresa May had hoped that the third time would do the trick. After failing twice to get her withdrawal agreement with the EU through Parliament, she was gearing up for a fresh attempt last week, until she was blocked by the Speaker of the House of Commons and by the European Council. The Speaker declared that the British government could not put substantively the same motion before Parliament twice in the same legislative session. The Council had refused to modify the withdrawal agreement, which made the Speaker’s decision unavoidable, and it later imposed unexpectedly firm terms on May’s request for an extension. She had requested a short extension to conclude by June 30, knowing that her government could not now meet its schedued exit date of March 29.

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Almac Group Engages With Science Exchange to Promote US Small Molecule Analytical Services

Craigavon, N.I., 25 Feb 2019Almac Sciences, a member of the Almac Group, has announced a collaboration with Science Exchange, the world’s leading R&D Services Management company. The partnership will offer online access to Almac’s integrated services from development through commercial scale production of active pharmaceutical ingredients to clients worldwide.

The world and its mother knows that US investment into Ireland has been not just a boon for the domestic economy and tens of thousands of grateful employees and communities in the past 50 years — but Ireland has shown its close business ally that the relationship works both ways.

It may come as a surprise to many just how Ireland punches well above its size and weight class when it comes to investing in business in the US.

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Littus, a newly launched soft landing platform based in Philadelphia, is leading a trade mission to Ireland for Philadelphia area government official and service providers interested in supporting Foreign Direct Investment from Ireland into the region.

Trade mission Outline:

 Dates: March 4 – 7, 2019

 Location: Dublin, Ireland

Click HERE for more details.