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# brexit - Sunday 21 February, 2021

DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 21st 2021, 4:58 PM 35,914 Views 54 Comments

A group of DUP members have engaged senior legal counsel to prepare for a series of challenges to the protocol.

# brexit - 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 46,991 Views 27 Comments

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

# brexit - Friday 12 February, 2021

'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 12th 2021, 8:18 AM 13,450 Views 11 Comments

Both sides have agreed to “spare no effort” in implementing solutions.

The cost of bread in Ireland could be about to rise by 9% because of Brexit
# Flour Power
# Flour Power

The cost of bread in Ireland could be about to rise by 9% because of Brexit

Feb 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,944 Views 138 Comments

There is a perfect storm of factors that may make bread being sold in Ireland more expensive.

# brexit - 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 10,409 Views 2 Comments

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

'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today

Feb 11th 2021, 12:22 PM 10,993 Views 8 Comments

“We need to dial down the rhetoric on both sides,” Micheál Martin said in relation to the NI Protocol.

# brexit - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports
# Belfast
# Belfast

Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports

Feb 10th 2021, 10:51 AM 8,151 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs said checks will resume on a phased basis.

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 37,413 Views 48 Comments

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

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
# Trade
# Trade

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal

Feb 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,174 Views 23 Comments

The Social Democrats TD argues that there has been more time dedicated to the controversial Canadian-EU trade deal on the airwaves and social media than in the Dáil.

# brexit - 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 9,710 Views 14 Comments

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

# brexit - Monday 8 February, 2021

1.8 million customs declarations were processed in January – more than in all of 2020
# Customs
# Customs

1.8 million customs declarations were processed in January – more than in all of 2020

Feb 8th 2021, 6:36 PM 20,148 Views 15 Comments

Revenue has apologised for “intermittent performances” with its import system.

# brexit - Friday 5 February, 2021

Some port workers return to Brexit inspection duties in NI
# Brexit
# Brexit

Some port workers return to Brexit inspection duties in NI

Feb 5th 2021, 8:35 PM 10,245 Views 2 Comments

Staff had been withdrawn on Monday night amid safety concerns.

# brexit - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 AM 49,019 Views 105 Comments

Writing in this morning’s Daily Telegraph, Arlene Foster said there is “growing anger at the current arrangements in Northern Ireland”.

# brexit - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 34,195 Views 39 Comments
  • UK minister Michael Gove has asked the EU for a Northern Ireland transition period until 2023.
  • Simon Coveney conceded that some of the ways the Protocol is being implemented is causing problems.
  • SDLP MLA Colin McGrath said that there is a danger of any problem in Northern Ireland becoming a "green or orange" issue.
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 59,450 Views 96 Comments

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

# brexit - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI
# Northern Ireland Assembly
# Northern Ireland Assembly

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 8:13 PM 42,093 Views 55 Comments

The EU asked its officials in Northern Ireland not to go to work and condemned ‘any threats’ to port staff

Staff withdrawn from Belfast and Larne ports over safety concerns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Staff withdrawn from Belfast and Larne ports over safety concerns

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:31 AM 40,341 Views 62 Comments

Some physical checks on food products have been suspended.

# brexit - Monday 1 February, 2021

Freight between Ireland and UK dropped by half in January
# Brexit
# Brexit

Freight between Ireland and UK dropped by half in January

Feb 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 17,401 Views 11 Comments

Trade between Ireland and the UK dropped significantly after the Brexit transition period ended, but is slowly increasing again.

# brexit - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc
# UK
# UK

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc

Jan 31st 2021, 3:57 PM 33,097 Views 94 Comments

Negotiations between the UK and the bloc are expected to start this year.

# brexit - 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 43,676 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 170,327 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

# brexit - Friday 29 January, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'
# Celtic Cousins
# Celtic Cousins

Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'

Jan 29th 2021, 9:18 AM 97,535 Views 109 Comments

Sturgeon said reunification was made ‘more likely’ because of Brexit.

# brexit - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’

Jan 28th 2021, 8:58 AM 46,278 Views 34 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.

# brexit - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media
# PSNI
# PSNI

Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media

Jan 27th 2021, 3:16 PM 34,348 Views 40 Comments

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee heard evidence from the PSNI this afternoon.

# brexit - Monday 25 January, 2021

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,662 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

# brexit - Sunday 24 January, 2021

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,429 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

# brexit - Friday 22 January, 2021

'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told
# Brexit Deal
# Brexit Deal

'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:53 PM 12,932 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Bay prawns – our second most valuable fishery – is set to hemorrhage €7 million post-Brexit.

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 11,978 Views 18 Comments

Irish GDP grew by 2.5% in spite of the pandemic, according to the updated data.

# brexit - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London

Jan 21st 2021, 11:28 AM 28,323 Views 41 Comments

The EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator was awarded the European of the Year award by EM Ireland today.

# brexit - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told
# Brexit
# Brexit

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told

Jan 19th 2021, 6:46 PM 10,966 Views 25 Comments

The State is to fund antigen tests for truck drivers travelling to France.

# brexit - Monday 18 January, 2021

Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal
# London
# London

Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal

Jan 18th 2021, 5:09 PM 16,392 Views 27 Comments

Metropolitan Police confirmed that 14 people had been issued with fines after a protest this morning.

Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit

Jan 18th 2021, 3:39 PM 14,781 Views 24 Comments

“I wouldn’t say it’s a delay – I would say this is very much the new norm,” Tom Talbot of Revenue said.

Five more Irish ports to allow Northern Ireland fishing vessels to land from next month
# Brexit Impact
# Brexit Impact

Five more Irish ports to allow Northern Ireland fishing vessels to land from next month

Jan 18th 2021, 2:34 PM 15,273 Views 7 Comments

The five new ports designated are Ros a Mhíl, Greencastle, Howth, Rathmullen and Burtonport.

# brexit - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Poll: Have you been negatively affected by Brexit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been negatively affected by Brexit?

Jan 17th 2021, 10:35 AM 39,094 Views 128 Comments

Are you paying more for something, or don’t have access to it anymore?

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?
# Disruption
# Disruption

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?

Jan 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 40,251 Views 44 Comments

More than 70% of trucks are completing paperwork before moving goods, and are being ‘green-lighted’ to leave Irish ports.

# brexit - Friday 15 January, 2021

Lloyds Pharmacy suspends Irish online doctor services due to Brexit law changes
# A Bitter Pill
# A Bitter Pill

Lloyds Pharmacy suspends Irish online doctor services due to Brexit law changes

Jan 15th 2021, 3:06 PM 22,063 Views 17 Comments

The company said it is trying to restore the service to Irish users.

Freight group warns of trade disruption as supply chains 'slow up' due to new rules
# Brexit
# Brexit

Freight group warns of trade disruption as supply chains 'slow up' due to new rules

Jan 15th 2021, 2:49 PM 8,278 Views 11 Comments

FTAI General Manager Aidan Flynn said it is “unbelievable” that 30% of goods imported into Dublin Port are being inspected.

# brexit - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Minister claims Northern Ireland hospitals and schools facing food shortages in ‘major crisis’
# Brexit
# Brexit

Minister claims Northern Ireland hospitals and schools facing food shortages in ‘major crisis’

Jan 14th 2021, 12:18 PM 40,540 Views 55 Comments

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said the region was facing a ‘major crisis’ over supply chains.

# brexit - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Supermarkets call for urgent intervention over Northern Ireland's food supplies
# Brexit
# Brexit

Supermarkets call for urgent intervention over Northern Ireland's food supplies

Jan 12th 2021, 10:50 PM 107,401 Views 83 Comments

Chief executives of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer have written to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove.

Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors
# Batch-stop
# Batch-stop

Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors

Jan 12th 2021, 9:42 AM 99,817 Views 150 Comments

One driver asked if a border guard could “take off the meat and you leave me the bread”.