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# brexit - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:30 PM 43,331 Views 52 Comments

The UK government has said that current arrangements “cannot go on”, despite progress made last month on some big issues.

# brexit - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland doesn’t trust Boris Johnson as an ‘honest broker’.
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland doesn’t trust Boris Johnson as an ‘honest broker’.

Jul 8th 2021, 9:29 PM 15,495 Views 28 Comments

The Labour leader was speaking during two days of official engagements in the region.

# brexit - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Propaganda about the Protocol 'rife' among Loyalist communities
# Protocol
# Protocol

Propaganda about the Protocol 'rife' among Loyalist communities

Jul 7th 2021, 4:28 PM 19,318 Views 20 Comments

Eileen Weir, a veteran community worker, gave evidence to the NI Affairs Committee in the UK Parliament.

# brexit - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson: Boris Johnson 'needs to recognise' constitutional harm from the Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Jeffrey Donaldson: Boris Johnson 'needs to recognise' constitutional harm from the Protocol

Jul 4th 2021, 1:47 PM 21,424 Views 47 Comments

Donaldson says he was ‘strive for’ what he says is a solution to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# brexit - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Micheál Martin calls on UK government to match EU's 'generosity of spirit' over Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Micheál Martin calls on UK government to match EU's 'generosity of spirit' over Protocol

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:45 PM 14,309 Views 22 Comments

A three-month extension of the grace period ended the ‘sausage war’ issue after an EU concession.

'Over the wurst': Sausage truce marks a moment of peace for post-Brexit EU-UK relations
# Sausage Wars
# Sausage Wars

'Over the wurst': Sausage truce marks a moment of peace for post-Brexit EU-UK relations

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 10,537 Views 8 Comments

There is hope that a deal on chilled meat could mark a moment of calm in a fraught post-Brexit EU-UK relationship.

# brexit - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Sausage wars: EU and UK agree to extension of chilled meats grace period
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Sausage wars: EU and UK agree to extension of chilled meats grace period

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:05 PM 10,194 Views 12 Comments
  • Along with the chilled meat extension, other important changes to the Protocol were announced today by the European Commission.
  • This includes allowing for the movement of medicines, guide dogs, car insurance and livestock from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
Belfast court rejects unionists' legal challenge against the Northern Ireland Protocol
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Belfast court rejects unionists' legal challenge against the Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 30th 2021, 12:49 PM 13,996 Views 32 Comments

This included an argument that the Northern Ireland Protocol breached the Good Friday Agreement.

UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute

Jun 30th 2021, 7:01 AM 10,600 Views 19 Comments

The UK and the European Union are set to announce an extension to a grace period.

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol
# Poll
# Poll

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol

Jun 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,247 Views 8 Comments

47% of respondents said the Protocol is appropriate for Northern Ireland, while the same number disagreed.

# brexit - Monday 28 June, 2021

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum

Jun 28th 2021, 3:05 PM 16,083 Views 33 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said the EU is willing to accommodate permanent flexibilities to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# brexit - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says
# Protocol
# Protocol

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says

Jun 24th 2021, 9:24 PM 10,284 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister said he hopes progress will be made in the sausage war trade dispute between the UK and the EU.

# brexit - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'The government needs to get a backbone': Fishers meet with Minister McConalogue after protest
# River Liffey
# River Liffey

'The government needs to get a backbone': Fishers meet with Minister McConalogue after protest

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 4:15 PM 24,336 Views 29 Comments

Minister Charlie McConalogue has announced a tour of ports and harbours over the next few months to hear fishers’ concerns.

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 1:45 PM 18,991 Views 39 Comments

The comments came after outgoing DUP leader Edwin Poots said he had received a personal assurance that changes would be made to the Protocol.

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals
# Uk Residency
# Uk Residency

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:06 AM 23,438 Views 20 Comments

EU citizens and their families have been asked to apply to the Home Office scheme by 30 June.

# brexit - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:38 PM 19,049 Views 36 Comments

The UK government and the EU are locked in a dispute over the implementation of the protocol.

# brexit - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?
# What's The Deal
# What's The Deal

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?

Jun 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,702 Views 23 Comments

In principle, the deal commits to the “full liberalisation” of Australian goods entering Britain.

# brexit - Friday 18 June, 2021

An extract from our Brexit newsletter: A sausage war and a Poots putsch
# Food Fight
# Food Fight

An extract from our Brexit newsletter: A sausage war and a Poots putsch

Jun 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 8,209 Views 4 Comments

Here is an extract from our Brexit newsletter this evening, revived to cover the grace-period row, and strained relations.

# brexit - Thursday 17 June, 2021

The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?

Jun 17th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,467 Views 3 Comments

Yes, a Brexit sausage row. Let us break it down for you with the help of Gráinne Ní Aodha and Dominic McGrath of BBC Radio Foyle.

# brexit - Monday 14 June, 2021

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 8:41 AM 38,289 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron

# brexit - Saturday 12 June, 2021

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 2:05 PM 24,293 Views 99 Comments

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made the call as Boris Johnson met leaders from the bloc in Cornwall.

# brexit - Friday 11 June, 2021

The G7 summit kicks off today - here's everything you need to know
# Cornwall
# Cornwall

The G7 summit kicks off today - here's everything you need to know

Jun 11th 2021, 12:08 AM 6,677 Views 3 Comments

This will be the first time the leaders have met in almost two years due to Covid-19.

# brexit - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Dominic Cummings to launch paid newsletter to reveal No 10 secrets
# Subscription
# Subscription

Dominic Cummings to launch paid newsletter to reveal No 10 secrets

Jun 10th 2021, 7:56 PM 17,155 Views 11 Comments

Boris Johnson’s former top aide has launched a profile on newsletter platform Substack.

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 12:50 PM 28,069 Views 48 Comments
  • Biden's aides say he will stress the need to "stand behind" the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Micheál Martin said this morning that Biden's and US involvement is significant and makes sense from an American perspective.
  • European Council President Charles Michel said it's "paramount" that the terms of the Brexit deal are respected.

# brexit - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

UK press hypes 'sausage trade war' with EU over Northern Ireland checks on chilled meats
# Do Your Bratwurst
# Do Your Bratwurst

UK press hypes 'sausage trade war' with EU over Northern Ireland checks on chilled meats

Jun 8th 2021, 12:25 PM 19,413 Views 26 Comments

The EU has warned it will “react swiftly” if the UK acts unilaterally again in relation to the NI Protocol.

# brexit - Friday 4 June, 2021

Poots reports 'positive, frank and useful' talks with Taoiseach despite north-south relations 'never being as bad'
# Dup Leader
# Dup Leader

Poots reports 'positive, frank and useful' talks with Taoiseach despite north-south relations 'never being as bad'

Updated Jun 4th 2021, 8:02 AM 64,441 Views 91 Comments

The Taoiseach says the two party leaders had “an open exchange of view” this evening.

# brexit - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

EU needs to show more common sense over NI Protocol, David Frost says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU needs to show more common sense over NI Protocol, David Frost says

Jun 1st 2021, 10:40 PM 16,381 Views 24 Comments

The UK’s Brexit minister was in NI to meet business and community representatives to discuss the challenges they are facing following departure from the EU.

# brexit - Sunday 30 May, 2021

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says

May 30th 2021, 10:51 AM 17,042 Views 29 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.

# brexit - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about fish?
# Something Fishy
# Something Fishy

Quiz: How much do you know about fish?

May 29th 2021, 10:00 PM 53,735 Views 27 Comments

Test your knowledge.

# brexit - Thursday 27 May, 2021

'Longer and bloodier than Hamlet': British papers reel at Dominic Cummings' explosive evidence
# Westminster Committee
# Westminster Committee

'Longer and bloodier than Hamlet': British papers reel at Dominic Cummings' explosive evidence

May 27th 2021, 9:02 AM 29,346 Views 30 Comments

His marathon seven-hour session of evidence gave the press plenty to write about, some calling it a “rain of fire”, others a “Domshell”.

# brexit - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Poll: Is fresh fish part of your diet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is fresh fish part of your diet?

May 26th 2021, 11:52 AM 31,858 Views 49 Comments

The Irish Fishing fleet is protesting today and they believe that their industry is under threat from Brexit.

Irish people's trust in British government down at 12% amid Brexit 'adventure'
# Everybody Needs Good Neighbours
# Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

Irish people's trust in British government down at 12% amid Brexit 'adventure'

May 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,729 Views 33 Comments

This makes more distrusted than the US government or the European Commission.

# brexit - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol

May 25th 2021, 7:44 AM 39,697 Views 56 Comments

A new raft of checks at the ports of Belfast and Larne under the terms of the Protocol have sparked anger among unionists.

# brexit - Thursday 20 May, 2021

NI Protocol port checks could be reduced by 80%, Simon Coveney says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

NI Protocol port checks could be reduced by 80%, Simon Coveney says

May 20th 2021, 9:09 PM 16,998 Views 16 Comments

Coveney said that option is within the confines of the protocol if the UK agree to a common approach to standards.

# brexit - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee
# Stormont
# Stormont

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee

May 19th 2021, 6:51 PM 7,334 Views 5 Comments

The committee chairman said they’re being asked to give evidence on the impact of Brexit and the NI Protocol.

# brexit - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit

May 12th 2021, 11:06 AM 9,162 Views 21 Comments

Frost and NI Secretary Brandon Lewis met business and community reps during a two-day visit to the North.

# brexit - Monday 10 May, 2021

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit

May 10th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,371 Views 19 Comments

The remarks were made at an Oireachtas committee today.

# brexit - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated May 8th 2021, 7:37 AM 41,007 Views 63 Comments

The open letter has been sent to Micheál Martin, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Maros Sefcovic.

# brexit - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks
# Common Travel Loophole
# Common Travel Loophole

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks

May 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,399 Views 23 Comments
  • Organised crime groups have been exploiting a 100-year-old agreement between Ireland and England to bypass Brexit imposed border checks.

# brexit - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure

Apr 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 38,955 Views 60 Comments

Former BBC correspondent Brian Rowan looks at the embattled DUP leader’s position today.

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