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# Brexit

Yesterday
3rd February 2023
# Belfast
Martin 'very anxious' that power sharing institutions are restored as quickly as possible
The Tánaiste says the meetings with the parties in Northern Ireland were ‘constructive’.
This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Recession
Britain will be only major economy to plunge into recession in 2023, IMF warns
The IMF predicts that the UK economy will contract by 0.6% this year, 0.9 percentage points worse than its previous forecast in October.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Northern Ireland Committee
Protocol row ‘isn’t rocket science’, says Bertie Ahern in call for solution
The former Taoiseach was speaking today at the Northern Ireland Committee at Westminster.
Last month
January 2023
# Stormont
'We're on a positive trajectory': Politicians hope EU and UK talks on NI protocol can move forward
Micheál Martin has urged patience with the negotiations to resolve the Northern Ireland Protocol dispute.
# Transport
Used car prices jump by almost 70% - due to pandemic, Brexit and Ukraine - report says
In particular, used cars in the lower end of the market are becoming less affordable despite being lower in safety standards and higher in emissions.
# Adriaan Palm
Dutch Ambassador: There has been a shift in how Ireland is discussing neutrality
Recently The Journal met with Dutch Ambassador Adriaan Palm and his country’s military attaché Lieutenant Colonel Richard Piso, to discuss Ireland and the Netherlands’ connections.
# High hopes
‘Gaps remain’ with EU amid hopes of Northern Ireland Protocol breakthrough
A joint statement following talks between the EU and UK said that ‘scoping work for potential solutions should continue in a constructive and collaborative spirit’.
# Delays
An Post experiencing delays with post coming from UK following Royal Mail strikes
An Post’s head of communications Anna McHugh told The Journal there are “big problems” with post coming from and leaving Britain.
# eu-uk relations
Explainer: What's the latest with Brexit and Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations?
An agreement on data sharing was reached by the UK and EU yesterday.
# Brexit
Tánaiste welcomes data-sharing progress amid Northern Ireland Protocol row
The EU and UK have reached agreement on data sharing and EU access to UK IT systems.
# Protocol
Mistakes were made on all sides in handling of Brexit, Varadkar says
The Taoiseach said he will be as flexible and reasonable as possible when attempting to solve issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Last year
2022
Voices
Brian Rowan: Northern Ireland cannot continue with pantomime politics and a pretend parliament
The former BBC correspondent looks back at a year of turmoil and persistent deadlock in Northern Irish politics.
Voices
Opinion: Are we finally seeing the end of 'Brexit mania' in Britain?
Peter Flanagan asks if the tide is now turning against the great Brexit experiment across the water.
# Northern Ireland
NI Protocol issues can be fixed ahead of Good Friday Agreement landmark, says Bertie Ahern
The former Taoiseach said he understands that unionists and loyalists have concerns about the constitutional position.
# Brexit
'Important discussions' on Northern Ireland Protocol continue in Brussels
Westminster is progressing controversial legislation on the Protocol.
# Brexit
NI Secretary a 'glass half-full man' on Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations
The UK and EU are hoping to strike a compromise deal on the contentious post-Brexit trading arrangements.
# Brexit
An Post claims UK Post Office causing thousands of packages to be undelivered
UK post offices refusing to add EU-mandated codes to parcels are impacting British small businesses.
# cut bank rules
UK to cut banking controls and axe EU rules in bid for growth
British Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will unveil the reforms in Scotland tomorrow.
# Dunkirk
French port examining new Irish routes after being 'pushed' towards Ireland due to Brexit
It is eyeing stronger links with Dublin Port and Rosslare Europort while creating new routes with southern ports.
# Northern Ireland
Von der Leyen quotes The Saw Doctors when speaking about Brexit in the Dáil
Talks between the EU and UK will be done with an ‘honest heart and an open mind’, says EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
# brexswiss
UK considering Swiss-style links with EU – report
Downing Street sources rejected suggestions that the Government could lead the UK towards a Swiss-style relationship with the bloc.
# Brexit
Paris overtakes London as Europe's biggest stock exchange
Brexit has “permanently damaged” the UK economy, former Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders warned.
# Travel
UK wants EU visitors to give 'face and fingerprint biometrics' - but Irish will be exempt
As part of the ETA application process, applicants “will be required to submit their biometrics”, a Tory MP said.
# Northern Ireland Protocol
Irish MEPs 'positive' about resolving Northern Ireland Protocol issues
The UK had previously signalled it would act unilaterally on the Protocol.
# Northern Ireland
Coveney says UK-EU post-Brexit deal is 'doable' by the end of the year
It comes after the European Commission vice president said a deal could happen within weeks with the right “political will”.
# Brexit
Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen seek ‘resolution’ to Protocol tension
# Brexit
Thousands of protesters rally in London to call for the UK to rejoin the EU
The National Rejoin March saw large crowds of people walk from through the city.
# Brexit
A Derry Girls screening ‘could help Good Friday Agreement understanding’
Northern Ireland Affairs committee chairman Simon Hoare made the suggestion as Chris Heaton-Harris said many do not appreciate the deal’s importance.
# Protocol
DUP leader says debris of protocol must be cleared for Stormont to return
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson will meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin later today.
# DUP
DUP will not return to powersharing without changes to Protocol, says Donaldson
The DUP leader told its annual conference that changes must be secured to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Voices
Brian Rowan: Can the parties of Northern Ireland truly make it work this time?
The former BBC correspondent says the signs of compromise are not good as another deadline looms for Stormont.
# Protocol
Tánaiste describes Northern Ireland Protocol as a ‘little too strict'
Leo Varadkar said that a window of opportunity now exists for agreement to be reached between the EU and the UK.
# Brexit
Taoiseach welcomes Northern Ireland minister's apology for past ‘ferocious’ Brexit stance
Steve Baker said ministers needed to act with ‘humility’ to restore relationships with Ireland and the EU.
# Brexit
Barnier says EU 'must not and will not back down' on Northern Ireland Protocol
Simon Coveney also met with the new NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris at Hillsborough Castle today.
# NI Protocol
Labour says it would deliver ‘rapid deals’ with the EU on NI trade issues if it wins power
Peter Kyle said there are ‘problems’ with the Northern Ireland Protocol.
# Northern Ireland
Ireland’s ambassador to the UK urges negotiations to resolve Northern Ireland Protocol row
Martin Fraser said he was an optimist about the chances of resolving the issues around the Protocol.
# Analysis
'Historic' shift for Northern Ireland but what do the Census findings tell us about its future?
The concept of a Protestant State for a Protestant people has ‘evaporated’, one expert said.
# Pain in the Head
NI Protocol debacle can't be allowed to become 'huge headache' for farmers - Coveney
The minister discussed the issue at the Ploughing Championships, where 90,000 people descended on Co Laois today.
# Brexit
Liz Truss admits talks with US on free trade deal will not resume for years
The UK prime minister says her trade priority is striking agreements with India and the Gulf states.
# Brexit
Taoiseach sees opportunity to ‘reset’ relations with UK after ‘warm’ meeting with Truss
Micheál Martin met Liz Truss during a trip to London to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.