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# article 16

Last year
DUP urges Johnson to commit to Article 16, Taoiseach says benefits of Protocol not acknowledged
Triggering Article 16 could suspend elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16
The DUP has welcomed comments by Truss, while the SDLP leader has said that the move would “only make things worse”.
All time
'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?
There has been talk of a trade war over Article 16 – but could it actually happen?
Wielding a gun with no ammunition: The UK, the EU and the battle over the Northern Ireland Protocol
It hasn’t gone away, you know.
A year into Ireland's post-Brexit relationship with Britain, what can we expect in 2022?
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
The UK’s chief negotiator has said the UK will safeguard its position “in other ways” if an agreement can’t be reached.
Gove confident progress can be made on NI Protocol without triggering Article 16
The British-Irish Council meeting is taking place in Cardiff today.
NI First Minister insists Stormont agriculture minister 'not implementing' protocol
Paul Givan said it is because the DUP holds the agriculture ministry that “we haven’t had the protocol being implemented”.
Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place
The UK government’s chief negotiator to the EU, David Frost, is due to meet European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic.
Ireland in discussions with Biden administration over UK Article 16 plans
Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said he had spoken with senior advisors to US President Biden this week.
Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war
Varadkar said triggering Article 16 would mean the EU would have to respond.
Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process
Micheál Martin has called on the Progressive Unionist Party to reconsider their withdrawal of support for the Good Friday Agreement
EU could set aside Brexit trade deal if UK suspends NI Protocol, Coveney warns
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
Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald said suspending the Northern Ireland Protocol could endanger the entire withdrawal agreement.
What exactly is Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol and how does it work?
The UK is again threatening to trigger the clause this week.
EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16
London has said it could move to suspend the NI protocol.
DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.
DUP leader against ‘having to accept laws of court over which we have no control’
Jeffrey Donaldson was responding after a High Court ruling over his party’s boycott of north-south meetings.
Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust
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.
Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'
Mairead McGuinness said mechanisms are in place to ensure such a situation doesn’t arise again.
Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'
European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič addressed TDs and Senators today.
Maroš Šefčovič says the EU's vaccine rollout mistake was trusting vaccine suppliers 'too much'
The EC vice-president said that “we are sorry” in relation to the proposal to trigger Article 16 ahead of an Oireachtas committee appearance.
DUP call to trigger Article 16 to be debated at Westminster
Arlene Foster said unionist anger and concern over the Northern Ireland Protocol must be heard.
The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?
We take a closer look on this week’s episode.
Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.
Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16
European Affairs Minister Thomas Byrne said the Government is seeking a new safety clause.
Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.
Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.
Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.
Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row
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
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has welcomed the u-turn.
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 refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues