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#NI Protocol

# ni-protocol - This month November 2022

Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen seek ‘resolution’ to Protocol tension
# Brexit
# Brexit

Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen seek ‘resolution’ to Protocol tension

Nov 7th 2022, 2:04 PM 8,123 Views 2 Comments

PSNI chief says ‘calm the rhetoric’ as fears raised of loyalist violence
# PSNI
# PSNI

PSNI chief says ‘calm the rhetoric’ as fears raised of loyalist violence

Nov 3rd 2022, 1:51 PM 12,929 Views 15 Comments

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.

# ni-protocol - Last month October 2022

New British PM Rishi Sunak tells Taoiseach he wants ‘negotiated outcome’ to NI Protocol
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

New British PM Rishi Sunak tells Taoiseach he wants ‘negotiated outcome’ to NI Protocol

Oct 26th 2022, 9:22 PM 24,348 Views 25 Comments

The two leaders held a phone conversation earlier this evening.

Coveney: Politicians ‘may need to surprise people’ to resolve row over NI Protocol
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Coveney: Politicians ‘may need to surprise people’ to resolve row over NI Protocol

Updated Oct 7th 2022, 4:15 PM 21,590 Views 19 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister met with Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris in London today.

# ni-protocol - This year 2022

Barnier says EU 'must not and will not back down' on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Barnier says EU 'must not and will not back down' on Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Sep 28th 2022, 4:32 PM 14,737 Views 15 Comments

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
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Labour says it would deliver ‘rapid deals’ with the EU on NI trade issues if it wins power

Sep 26th 2022, 7:09 PM 13,715 Views 11 Comments

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
# Pain In The Head
# Pain In The Head

NI Protocol debacle can't be allowed to become 'huge headache' for farmers - Coveney

Sep 20th 2022, 6:09 PM 6,187 Views 1 Comment

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
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU Brexit chief considers reducing Northern Ireland border checks

Sep 12th 2022, 9:10 AM 22,658 Views 20 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ireland’s Europe Minister hopes Truss would set ‘good’ pattern on Brexit issues

Aug 21st 2022, 6:30 PM 15,430 Views 15 Comments

Thomas Byrne hopes that talks on resetting Brexit could still be held.

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald
# Australia Trip
# Australia Trip

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald

Jul 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 20,695 Views 36 Comments

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
# Irish-UK Relations
# Irish-UK Relations

UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney

Jul 21st 2022, 12:12 PM 10,214 Views 12 Comments

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
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

DUP accuse SDLP, Alliance and Labour of being a 'pan-nationalist front' during Protocol debate

Jul 20th 2022, 10:21 PM 27,762 Views 21 Comments

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
# Orange Order
# Orange Order

The Twelfth of July: Belfast Orange lodge says Protocol debate driving influx of new members

Jul 12th 2022, 11:59 PM 33,295 Views 43 Comments

12th of July celebrations made a full return to Northern Ireland today.

Coveney: NI Protocol legislation may be 'put off' following Johnson's resignation
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney: NI Protocol legislation may be 'put off' following Johnson's resignation

Jul 8th 2022, 1:30 PM 13,223 Views 2 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill

Jul 6th 2022, 1:29 PM 10,539 Views 3 Comments

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
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers

Jun 30th 2022, 9:44 PM 35,397 Views 53 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return

Jun 26th 2022, 5:59 PM 28,209 Views 25 Comments

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
# Eu-uk Relations
# Eu-uk Relations

MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol

Jun 22nd 2022, 2:53 PM 6,294 Views 5 Comments

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
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern

Jun 21st 2022, 7:54 PM 31,264 Views 58 Comments

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
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Coveney warns UK altering Northern Ireland Protocol will 'deeply damage' relationships

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:22 AM 19,614 Views 19 Comments
  • 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.
Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low
# Here We Go Again
# Here We Go Again

Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 6:18 PM 40,699 Views 42 Comments

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
# Protocol Problems
# Protocol Problems

UK bill to unilaterally change Northern Ireland Protocol will be published on Monday

Jun 10th 2022, 8:08 AM 15,934 Views 20 Comments

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
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney

Jun 9th 2022, 11:16 AM 10,266 Views 9 Comments

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
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Sinn Féin leaders accuse Westminster of being 'reckless' with peace in Northern Ireland

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 3:05 PM 8,186 Views 7 Comments

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

British Government is 'all take and take some more' in NI Protocol debacle - Tánaiste

May 18th 2022, 12:16 PM 19,695 Views 28 Comments

Varadkar said the UK’s threats to disapply parts of the Protocol are creating an “atmosphere of distrust”.

Johnson says UK Government ready to take measures to 'fix' Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Johnson says UK Government ready to take measures to 'fix' Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Apr 22nd 2022, 5:03 PM 26,674 Views 33 Comments

Boris Johnson claimed the Northern Ireland Protocol ‘does not command the confidence of a large part’ of the population in the Northern Ireland.

Unionists must unite to oppose Northern Ireland Protocol, says Donaldson
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Unionists must unite to oppose Northern Ireland Protocol, says Donaldson

Apr 21st 2022, 9:45 PM 21,327 Views 37 Comments

The DUP leader was addressing a rally against the protocol in Castlederg.

EU adopts laws to ensure continued supply of medicines from Britain to Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU adopts laws to ensure continued supply of medicines from Britain to Northern Ireland

Apr 12th 2022, 2:47 PM 5,568 Views 2 Comments

The issue stems from the outworkings of the NI Protocol, which means NI remains covered by the EU’s pharmaceutical regulations.

Appeals to ruling against challenges to lawfulness of NI Protocol dismissed
# Brexit
# Brexit

Appeals to ruling against challenges to lawfulness of NI Protocol dismissed

Mar 14th 2022, 12:38 PM 11,471 Views 6 Comments

The case was pursued in the names of unionists and Brexiteers from across the UK.

Protocol has cast ‘long shadow’ over politics and life in Northern Ireland, Donaldson says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Protocol has cast ‘long shadow’ over politics and life in Northern Ireland, Donaldson says

Feb 28th 2022, 4:37 PM 18,138 Views 27 Comments

A Bipa meeting was told that the Stormont Executive would only be restored when issues surrounding the NI Protocol were resolved.

FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?

Feb 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 35,532 Views 0 Comments

DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson has made the claim multiple times in recent weeks.

DUP urges Johnson to commit to Article 16, Taoiseach says benefits of Protocol not acknowledged
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP urges Johnson to commit to Article 16, Taoiseach says benefits of Protocol not acknowledged

Feb 6th 2022, 3:35 PM 18,498 Views 48 Comments

Triggering Article 16 could suspend elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections

Updated Feb 4th 2022, 6:13 PM 37,529 Views 38 Comments

The foreign affairs minister said it’s “enormously frustrating” for Northern Ireland’s other parties.

Belfast judge suspends DUP decision to halt checks at Northern Ireland ports
# Injunction
# Injunction

Belfast judge suspends DUP decision to halt checks at Northern Ireland ports

Feb 4th 2022, 12:07 PM 22,259 Views 28 Comments

The decision has been suspended until a judicial review against Edwin Poots’ order can be heard in full.

EU and British Govt say agri-food checks in NI ports still continuing despite Poots order
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

EU and British Govt say agri-food checks in NI ports still continuing despite Poots order

Updated Feb 3rd 2022, 1:30 PM 38,606 Views 20 Comments
  • Mairéad McGuinness said the move created uncertainty and unpredictability for the North.
  • It was unclear this morning whether the order by Edwin Poots last night had been complied with.
  • Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis insists UK government won't intervene.
Protocol dispute: NI minister Edwin Poots orders Irish Sea border agri-checks to end at midnight
# The Protocol Row
# The Protocol Row

Protocol dispute: NI minister Edwin Poots orders Irish Sea border agri-checks to end at midnight

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 6:40 PM 73,886 Views 46 Comments
  • Edwin Poots has argued that he has received legal advice in favour of him suspending checks unilaterally.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said the move, if carried out, would be a “breach of international law”.
  • It is yet unclear whether the senior civil servant in Poots' department can legally comply with the order.
DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol

Updated Jan 24th 2022, 7:20 PM 25,040 Views 30 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK Government needed to make his party aware of its intentions immediately.

Coveney says he wants deal on Northern Ireland Protocol by end of February
# The North
# The North

Coveney says he wants deal on Northern Ireland Protocol by end of February

Jan 14th 2022, 4:48 PM 8,159 Views 17 Comments

He said he doesn’t want the NI Assembly election in May become dominated by the ‘polarising’ issue.

Liz Truss on same page as DUP in fresh approach to NI Protocol, Donaldson says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Liz Truss on same page as DUP in fresh approach to NI Protocol, Donaldson says

Jan 10th 2022, 12:49 PM 18,991 Views 29 Comments

Donaldson said her pledges to reform the post-Brexit trading mechanisms need to be backed up with actions.

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16

Updated Jan 9th 2022, 2:25 PM 68,829 Views 98 Comments

The DUP has welcomed comments by Truss, while the SDLP leader has said that the move would “only make things worse”.

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