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#NI Protocol

# ni-protocol - Sunday 24 October, 2021

UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues as talks to continue in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues as talks to continue in London

Sun 9:20 AM 12,908 Views 25 Comments

A round of talks in Brussels was ‘constructive’ but significant disagreements still remain.

# ni-protocol - Sunday 17 October, 2021

EU will not allow Ireland to be singled out if NI Protocol talks fail, McGuinness says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will not allow Ireland to be singled out if NI Protocol talks fail, McGuinness says

Oct 17th 2021, 3:30 PM 30,159 Views 51 Comments

She said UK/EU relations would be in a ‘difficult place’ if it was true No 10 always intended to ditch the protocol.

# ni-protocol - Saturday 16 October, 2021

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?

Oct 16th 2021, 9:30 AM 10,862 Views 16 Comments

How far apart are the EU and the UK to reaching a deal on tweaking trade arrangements in Northern Ireland?

# ni-protocol - Friday 15 October, 2021

Still 'a long way' to go to reach resolution on Northern Ireland Protocol, Frost warns
# Brexit
# Brexit

Still 'a long way' to go to reach resolution on Northern Ireland Protocol, Frost warns

Oct 15th 2021, 10:44 AM 12,874 Views 17 Comments

The Brexit Minister will hold talks with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in Brussels today.

# ni-protocol - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Northern Ireland Protocol discussions will not be renegotiation, says Sefcovic
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Northern Ireland Protocol discussions will not be renegotiation, says Sefcovic

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 8:10 PM 44,536 Views 41 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost is expected in Brussels tomorrow to meet Maros Sefcovic to discuss ways to break the deadlock.

# ni-protocol - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol
# The North
# The North

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 38,241 Views 45 Comments
  • Measures would see an 80% reduction in checks envisaged for retail agri-food products arriving in the region from Great Britain.
  • The proposed changes would also remove the prospect of certain British produce, including Cumberland sausages, being banned from export to Northern Ireland.
  • The plan also includes a 50% reduction in customs paperwork

# ni-protocol - Monday 4 October, 2021

Unionist leaders come together at conference event to denounce NI Protocol
# In Unison
# In Unison

Unionist leaders come together at conference event to denounce NI Protocol

Oct 4th 2021, 7:15 PM 16,713 Views 21 Comments

The leaders of Northern Ireland’s three main unionist parties shared a platform to strongly criticise the protocol.

# ni-protocol - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Coveney to discuss Northern Ireland and Brexit issues as he meets Pelosi in Washington
# Stateside
# Stateside

Coveney to discuss Northern Ireland and Brexit issues as he meets Pelosi in Washington

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:40 AM 9,504 Views 25 Comments

Irish politicians in the US have rubbished claims by a UK minister that Joe Biden doesn’t understand Brexit.

# ni-protocol - Friday 10 September, 2021

Explainer: The high-stakes risks for the DUP as it threatens to collapse Stormont
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Explainer: The high-stakes risks for the DUP as it threatens to collapse Stormont

Sep 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,285 Views 18 Comments

The threat by the party’s leader was widely criticised by other parties in Northern Ireland.

# ni-protocol - Friday 27 August, 2021

Donaldson urges quick resolution to NI Protocol issues following 'frank' talks with Taoiseach
# Protocol Problems
# Protocol Problems

Donaldson urges quick resolution to NI Protocol issues following 'frank' talks with Taoiseach

Aug 27th 2021, 9:08 PM 17,688 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach acknowledged “the concerns of the unionist community are sincere”.

# ni-protocol - Thursday 29 July, 2021

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords

Jul 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,714 Views 17 Comments

The House of Lords committee said that Northern Ireland risks becoming a “permanent casualty” of Brexit.

# ni-protocol - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 1:46 PM 21,885 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission President said the EU and UK must jointly work to ensure stability in the North.

# ni-protocol - 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 44,030 Views 53 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Friday 16 July, 2021

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'
# Dublin Visit
# Dublin Visit

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 12:06 PM 35,573 Views 102 Comments

The European Commission President welcomed that Ireland has signed up to the EU Green Cert system.

# ni-protocol - Saturday 3 July, 2021

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes
# The North
# The North

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:56 AM 16,750 Views 50 Comments

David Frost and Brandon Lewis said the current terms risk ‘creating a series of rolling crises’.

# ni-protocol - Friday 2 July, 2021

Garda Commissioner says loyalist rally reports may be ‘kite flying’
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Garda Commissioner says loyalist rally reports may be ‘kite flying’

Jul 2nd 2021, 6:49 PM 38,910 Views 44 Comments

Drew Harris said gardaí would be prepared if a rally did take place in Dublin.

# ni-protocol - Sunday 27 June, 2021

EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says
# The North
# The North

EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says

Jun 27th 2021, 4:35 PM 19,247 Views 24 Comments

Lewis blamed the problems attributed to the Protocol on the EU’s “purist” implementation.

# ni-protocol - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

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 19,003 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.

# ni-protocol - 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 19,077 Views 36 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Taoiseach warns UK extension of protocol grace period would be ‘problematic’
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Taoiseach warns UK extension of protocol grace period would be ‘problematic’

Jun 13th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,804 Views 45 Comments

Martin also insisted a breakthrough between the EU and UK was still possible ‘if there’s a will there on both sides’.

# ni-protocol - 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 24,306 Views 99 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - 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 16,395 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.

# ni-protocol - 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 17,008 Views 16 Comments

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

Ahead of final meeting with Boris Johnson, Arlene Foster urges him to ‘deal with’ NI Protocol
# Swan Song
# Swan Song

Ahead of final meeting with Boris Johnson, Arlene Foster urges him to ‘deal with’ NI Protocol

May 20th 2021, 4:05 PM 9,926 Views 16 Comments

The First Minister said every day the protocol remains in place, more damage was done to Northern Ireland.

# ni-protocol - 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 7,337 Views 5 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Friday 14 May, 2021

Northern Ireland has been 'partly annexed by EU' and now like the 'Vichy regime', Belfast High Court hears
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Northern Ireland has been 'partly annexed by EU' and now like the 'Vichy regime', Belfast High Court hears

May 14th 2021, 5:50 PM 16,375 Views 18 Comments

Unionist politicians have taken a judicial review into the workings of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# ni-protocol - Monday 19 April, 2021

Brother of loyalist murder victim disrupts protest over Northern Ireland Protocol
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brother of loyalist murder victim disrupts protest over Northern Ireland Protocol

Apr 19th 2021, 4:48 PM 38,553 Views 14 Comments

Gareth McCord’s brother Raymond was beaten to death by a UVF gang in north Belfast in 1997.

# ni-protocol - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Apr 14th 2021, 3:26 PM 5,504 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

# ni-protocol - Monday 22 March, 2021

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says

Mar 22nd 2021, 10:58 AM 10,608 Views 10 Comments

One of the party’s Stormont ministers said such a move would be ‘counter-productive’.

# ni-protocol - Monday 15 March, 2021

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 1:45 PM 16,021 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission is taking steps towards proceedings over the alleged breach of the NI Protocol.

# ni-protocol - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU

Mar 14th 2021, 3:07 PM 23,437 Views 57 Comments

Foster wants the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol to be replaced.

# ni-protocol - Friday 12 March, 2021

Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit

Mar 12th 2021, 4:10 PM 43,561 Views 85 Comments

The NI deputy First Minister refused to welcome the British Prime Minister to Belfast today in her Stormont role.

# ni-protocol - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster

Mar 9th 2021, 5:21 PM 18,681 Views 40 Comments

The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the UK government, accusing it of breaching the terms of the protocol.

# ni-protocol - Sunday 7 March, 2021

British chief Brexit negotiator calls on EU to ‘shake off remaining ill will'
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

British chief Brexit negotiator calls on EU to ‘shake off remaining ill will'

Mar 7th 2021, 7:51 AM 24,875 Views 69 Comments

Whitehall has extended a series of ‘grace periods’ designed to ease trade between Northern Ireland and Britain.

# ni-protocol - Friday 5 March, 2021

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position

Mar 5th 2021, 11:20 AM 32,111 Views 48 Comments

This is Brexit: so expect to see more rows between the UK and EU, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 9:28 AM 34,196 Views 83 Comments

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

# ni-protocol - 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 35,978 Views 54 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'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 11,000 Views 8 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - 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 34,574 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.

# ni-protocol - Thursday 31 December, 2020

The Northern Ireland Protocol kicks off from tonight - here's what you need to know
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Northern Ireland Protocol kicks off from tonight - here's what you need to know

Dec 31st 2020, 12:18 PM 49,301 Views 35 Comments

New checks and processes on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will come into operation at 11pm tonight.

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