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# article-16 - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16

Updated Jan 9th 2022, 2:25 PM 68,561 Views 98 Comments

The DUP has welcomed comments by Truss, while the SDLP leader has said that the move would “only make things worse”.

# article-16 - Saturday 11 December, 2021

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?

Dec 11th 2021, 1:00 PM 17,412 Views 11 Comments

There has been talk of a trade war over Article 16 – but could it actually happen?

# article-16 - Saturday 4 December, 2021

Wielding a gun with no ammunition: The UK, the EU and the battle over the Northern Ireland Protocol
# Article 16
# Article 16

Wielding a gun with no ammunition: The UK, the EU and the battle over the Northern Ireland Protocol

Dec 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,986 Views 17 Comments

It hasn’t gone away, you know.

# article-16 - Sunday 21 November, 2021

A year into Ireland's post-Brexit relationship with Britain, what can we expect in 2022?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

A year into Ireland's post-Brexit relationship with Britain, what can we expect in 2022?

Nov 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 20,201 Views 11 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at the post-Brexit relationships between Ireland, the UK and the EU.

UK and EU need space to focus on protocol negotiations, says Coveney
# Article 16
# Article 16

UK and EU need space to focus on protocol negotiations, says Coveney

Updated Nov 21st 2021, 2:17 PM 21,223 Views 21 Comments

The UK’s chief negotiator has said the UK will safeguard its position “in other ways” if an agreement can’t be reached.

# article-16 - Friday 19 November, 2021

Gove confident progress can be made on NI Protocol without triggering Article 16
# British-Irish Council
# British-Irish Council

Gove confident progress can be made on NI Protocol without triggering Article 16

Nov 19th 2021, 1:02 PM 8,344 Views 4 Comments

The British-Irish Council meeting is taking place in Cardiff today.

# article-16 - Monday 15 November, 2021

NI First Minister insists Stormont agriculture minister 'not implementing' protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

NI First Minister insists Stormont agriculture minister 'not implementing' protocol

Nov 15th 2021, 6:15 PM 23,145 Views 11 Comments

Paul Givan said it is because the DUP holds the agriculture ministry that “we haven’t had the protocol being implemented”.

# article-16 - Friday 12 November, 2021

Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place
# Brexit
# Brexit

Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place

Nov 12th 2021, 6:43 AM 9,757 Views 16 Comments

The UK government’s chief negotiator to the EU, David Frost, is due to meet European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic.

# article-16 - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Ireland in discussions with Biden administration over UK Article 16 plans
# Article 16
# Article 16

Ireland in discussions with Biden administration over UK Article 16 plans

Nov 11th 2021, 6:48 PM 17,108 Views 9 Comments

Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said he had spoken with senior advisors to US President Biden this week.

# article-16 - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war
# Article 16
# Article 16

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 5:09 PM 26,808 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said triggering Article 16 would mean the EU would have to respond.

# article-16 - Monday 8 November, 2021

Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process
# Article 16
# Article 16

Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process

Nov 8th 2021, 3:30 PM 11,721 Views 13 Comments

Micheál Martin has called on the Progressive Unionist Party to reconsider their withdrawal of support for the Good Friday Agreement

# article-16 - Sunday 7 November, 2021

EU could set aside Brexit trade deal if UK suspends NI Protocol, Coveney warns
# Article 16
# Article 16

EU could set aside Brexit trade deal if UK suspends NI Protocol, Coveney warns

Nov 7th 2021, 7:34 PM 30,927 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister criticised the UK Government’s approach to negotiations on the Irish Sea trade arrangements.

UK playing ‘very dangerous game’ with Article 16 threat, Mary Lou McDonald says
# Article 16
# Article 16

UK playing ‘very dangerous game’ with Article 16 threat, Mary Lou McDonald says

Nov 7th 2021, 2:41 PM 26,075 Views 26 Comments

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald said suspending the Northern Ireland Protocol could endanger the entire withdrawal agreement.

# article-16 - Friday 5 November, 2021

What exactly is Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol and how does it work?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What exactly is Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol and how does it work?

Nov 5th 2021, 4:41 PM 34,146 Views 17 Comments

The UK is again threatening to trigger the clause this week.

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16

Nov 5th 2021, 4:08 PM 21,169 Views 17 Comments

London has said it could move to suspend the NI protocol.

# article-16 - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol

Oct 27th 2021, 2:16 PM 23,272 Views 35 Comments

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

# article-16 - Monday 11 October, 2021

DUP leader against ‘having to accept laws of court over which we have no control’
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader against ‘having to accept laws of court over which we have no control’

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 9:07 PM 31,137 Views 35 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson was responding after a High Court ruling over his party’s boycott of north-south meetings.

# article-16 - Monday 8 March, 2021

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust

Mar 8th 2021, 12:29 PM 15,065 Views 10 Comments

The former ambassador says the decision by the UK to act unilaterally on some issues in relation to the Brexit Protocol is another deeply unhelpful move.

# article-16 - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'

Feb 18th 2021, 12:02 PM 18,758 Views 33 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said mechanisms are in place to ensure such a situation doesn’t arise again.

# article-16 - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'
# Article 16
# Article 16

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 4:47 PM 47,063 Views 27 Comments

European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič addressed TDs and Senators today.

# article-16 - Monday 15 February, 2021

Maroš Šefčovič says the EU's vaccine rollout mistake was trusting vaccine suppliers 'too much'
# EU Vice President
# EU Vice President

Maroš Šefčovič says the EU's vaccine rollout mistake was trusting vaccine suppliers 'too much'

Feb 15th 2021, 10:15 PM 25,978 Views 31 Comments

The EC vice-president said that “we are sorry” in relation to the proposal to trigger Article 16 ahead of an Oireachtas committee appearance.

# article-16 - Friday 12 February, 2021

DUP call to trigger Article 16 to be debated at Westminster
# Article 16
# Article 16

DUP call to trigger Article 16 to be debated at Westminster

Feb 12th 2021, 6:33 PM 27,470 Views 62 Comments

Arlene Foster said unionist anger and concern over the Northern Ireland Protocol must be heard.

# article-16 - Thursday 11 February, 2021

The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?

Feb 11th 2021, 6:30 PM 10,607 Views 2 Comments

We take a closer look on this week’s episode.

# article-16 - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,533 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

# article-16 - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16

Feb 9th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,737 Views 14 Comments

European Affairs Minister Thomas Byrne said the Government is seeking a new safety clause.

# article-16 - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,743 Views 96 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

# article-16 - Monday 1 February, 2021

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
# Article 16
# Article 16

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 25,461 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

# article-16 - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,687 Views 89 Comments

Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.

# article-16 - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row
# Article 16
# Article 16

Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row

Jan 30th 2021, 12:10 PM 43,716 Views 92 Comments

The EU moved to stop the unimpeded flow of vaccines into Northern Ireland last night but u-turned after sharp criticism.

EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea

Updated Jan 30th 2021, 7:20 AM 170,613 Views 183 Comments
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU