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# NI Protocol

This year
Windsor Framework gets formal sign-off after success in House of Commons vote
The new post-Brexit deal for Northern Ireland was approved at an official meeting in London.
Boris Johnson says he wishes he had cut corporation tax to 'outbid the Irish' when he was PM
Johnson also challenged Rishi Sunak to cut corporation tax to ‘Irish levels or lower’.
Bertie Ahern continues media blitz with appearance on The News Agents podcast
Bertie Ahern told the podcast that Boris Johnson could not have secured the ‘Windsor Framework’ deal.
Joe Biden hails Protocol deal as 'essential step' in protecting Good Friday Agreement
The US president has long taken a close interest in the peace process in Northern Ireland.
King Charles III criticised for ‘constitutionally unwise’ tea with EU chief after Protocol deal
Former DUP leader Arlene Foster called the move ‘tone deaf’.
New British government may be needed to reach protocol deal, says Bertie Ahern
The former Taoiseach was speaking during a panel discussion with Tony Blair’s former press secretary Alastair Campbell.
Protocol talks: Sunak promises to be 'resolute', says MPs will get chance to 'express view'
The UK Government and the EU are still negotiating changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
'Huge progress' made in Protocol talks but Varadkar plays down prospect of a deal this week
The Taoiseach told reporters that he wanted to avoid commentary that would make a deal harder to reach.
Protocol stand-off: Sunak faces resignation threats ahead of high stakes Cabinet
The Times reported some ministers could be prepared to resign if Sunak’s solution risks the place of the North within the UK.
Taoiseach 'quietly confident' of Protocol deal 'within a week or two' as Sunak meets NI leaders
British PM Rishi Sunak held bilateral meetings with NI leaders today amid mounting speculation a deal on the Irish trading arrangements is close.
There is mounting speculation that a deal between the EU and UK could be unveiled early next week.
Rishi Sunak told reporters in Downing Street that "there is more work to do” on finding a deal.
Michéal Martin also warned there is a “distance to go yet” before an agreement is over the line.
UK Supreme Court challenge on lawfulness of Northern Ireland protocol is dismissed
Progress being made to hammer out NI Protocol deal but difficulties remain, says Sefcovic
Progress being made to hammer out NI Protocol deal but difficulties remain, says Sefcovic
The European Commission vice president said Brussels would ‘spare no effort’ to reach a settlement.
Leo Varardkar says he has 'regrets' over NI Protocol as latest Stormont deadline passes
The Taoiseach said he understands why unionists feel that the protocol has “weakened the union”.
Protocol dispute must be resolved through a 'negotiated settlement', says Blinken
Speculation had mounted in recent days that the two sides could be edging towards a breakthrough.
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.
Last year
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.
Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen seek ‘resolution’ to Protocol tension
PSNI chief says ‘calm the rhetoric’ as fears raised of loyalist violence
Referring to a bomb scare at an event involving Simon Coveney earlier this year, the chief constable said police can’t have full knowledge of everything.
New British PM Rishi Sunak tells Taoiseach he wants ‘negotiated outcome’ to NI Protocol
The two leaders held a phone conversation earlier this evening.
Coveney: Politicians ‘may need to surprise people’ to resolve row over NI Protocol
The Foreign Affairs Minister met with Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris in London today.
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.
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.
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.
EU Brexit chief considers reducing Northern Ireland border checks
Sefcovic said physical checks would only be made on suspicion of smuggling.
Ireland’s Europe Minister hopes Truss would set ‘good’ pattern on Brexit issues
Thomas Byrne hopes that talks on resetting Brexit could still be held.
Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald
McDonald said that Boris Johnson’s interactions with Ireland were “wholly negative”.
UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he hopes the next British prime minister will not break international law.
DUP accuse SDLP, Alliance and Labour of being a 'pan-nationalist front' during Protocol debate
Jim Shannon’s comments were criticised by Alliance MP Stephen Farry, who called for Shannon to reflect on what he said.
The Twelfth of July: Belfast Orange lodge says Protocol debate driving influx of new members
12th of July celebrations made a full return to Northern Ireland today.
Coveney: NI Protocol legislation may be 'put off' following Johnson's resignation
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said the issue may not be debated until after parliament’s recess.
Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill
The Westminster legislation would allow customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain to be scrapped.
Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers
The Tánaiste said he believes the UK is not being “even handed” over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return
Westminster moved to cut MLA pay in 2017 after the executive collapsed over an energy scheme row.
MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol
Barry Andrews, Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin, said that the US Congressional delegation added “nothing whatsoever”.
Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern
The scenario is a “step or two nearer” following the publication of UK legislation, the former Taoiseach said.
Coveney warns UK altering Northern Ireland Protocol will 'deeply damage' relationships
The UK is set to introduce legislation to unilaterally change parts of its Brexit deal with the EU today.
The UK is set to introduce legislation to unilaterally change parts of its Brexit deal with the EU.
The changes could include the removal of all customs processes for goods moving within the UK.
Ireland, the EU and the UK Labour party say changing the agreement would represent a breach of international law.
Third time lucky? Stormont could try to elect a speaker again soon
Sinn Féin leaders accuse Westminster of being 'reckless' with peace in Northern Ireland
Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald criticised Brandon Lewis, saying he was ‘talking through his hat’.
UK bill to unilaterally change Northern Ireland Protocol will be published on Monday
The Taoiseach said the UK’s plans to act unilaterally over the protocol would be “deeply damaging”.
New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney
Minister Simon Coveney has urged the UK Government to step back from its plan to publish domestic legislation.
Sinn Féin leaders accuse Westminster of being 'reckless' with peace in Northern Ireland
Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill have met with the EU’s Brexit negotiator to urge the bloc to uphold the Good Friday Agreement.
British Government is 'all take and take some more' in NI Protocol debacle - Tánaiste
Varadkar said the UK’s threats to disapply parts of the Protocol are creating an “atmosphere of distrust”.