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#NI Protocol

# ni-protocol - Today’s News

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

6 hours ago 7,033 Views 3 Comments

The Westminster legislation would allow customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain to be scrapped.

# ni-protocol - Thursday 30 June, 2022

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

Thu 9:44 PM 34,965 Views 53 Comments

The Tánaiste said he believes the UK is not being “even handed” over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# ni-protocol - Sunday 26 June, 2022

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 28,083 Views 25 Comments

Westminster moved to cut MLA pay in 2017 after the executive collapsed over an energy scheme row.

# ni-protocol - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

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 6,271 Views 5 Comments

Barry Andrews, Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin, said that the US Congressional delegation added “nothing whatsoever”.

# ni-protocol - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

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 31,190 Views 58 Comments

The scenario is a “step or two nearer” following the publication of UK legislation, the former Taoiseach said.

# ni-protocol - Monday 13 June, 2022

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 19,566 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.

# ni-protocol - Sunday 12 June, 2022

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 40,598 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald criticised Brandon Lewis, saying he was ‘talking through his hat’.

# ni-protocol - Friday 10 June, 2022

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 15,916 Views 20 Comments

The Taoiseach said the UK’s plans to act unilaterally over the protocol would be “deeply damaging”.

# ni-protocol - Thursday 9 June, 2022

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 10,230 Views 9 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney has urged the UK Government to step back from its plan to publish domestic legislation.

# ni-protocol - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

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 8,155 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.

# ni-protocol - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

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 19,640 Views 28 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Friday 22 April, 2022

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 26,661 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.

# ni-protocol - Thursday 21 April, 2022

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 21,290 Views 37 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

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 5,554 Views 2 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Monday 14 March, 2022

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 11,436 Views 6 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Monday 28 February, 2022

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 18,108 Views 27 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Saturday 12 February, 2022

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 35,303 Views 0 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Sunday 6 February, 2022

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 18,480 Views 48 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Friday 4 February, 2022

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 37,491 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 22,219 Views 28 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Thursday 3 February, 2022

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 38,553 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.

# ni-protocol - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

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 73,813 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.

# ni-protocol - Monday 24 January, 2022

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 24,992 Views 31 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Friday 14 January, 2022

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 8,121 Views 17 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Monday 10 January, 2022

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 18,944 Views 29 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Sunday 9 January, 2022

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 68,745 Views 98 Comments

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

# ni-protocol - Friday 10 December, 2021

Protocol talks to be stepped up before Christmas as agreement still not found
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Protocol talks to be stepped up before Christmas as agreement still not found

Dec 10th 2021, 10:15 PM 10,401 Views 12 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost said ‘intensive talks’ would continue next week.

# ni-protocol - Thursday 18 November, 2021

UK and EU need to 'knuckle down' and resolve dispute over NI Protocol, Taoiseach says
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU need to 'knuckle down' and resolve dispute over NI Protocol, Taoiseach says

Nov 18th 2021, 10:37 PM 8,940 Views 22 Comments

UK Brexit Minster David Frost will hold further talks with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic tomorrow.

Loyalists opposed to the NI Protocol 'haven't got a clue' about how it works, says Ahern
# Brexit
# Brexit

Loyalists opposed to the NI Protocol 'haven't got a clue' about how it works, says Ahern

Nov 18th 2021, 7:58 PM 26,627 Views 48 Comments

Bertie Ahern said the idea that the NI Protocol is about trade “just passes them by.”

# ni-protocol - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Johnson says triggering Article 16 of Northern Ireland Protocol would be ‘perfectly legitimate’
# Brexit
# Brexit

Johnson says triggering Article 16 of Northern Ireland Protocol would be ‘perfectly legitimate’

Nov 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 34,481 Views 41 Comments

The European Commission vice-president said if the UK Government suspended the protocol, it would have “serious consequences”.

# ni-protocol - Monday 15 November, 2021

NI First Minister insists Stormont agriculture minister 'not implementing' protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

NI First Minister insists Stormont agriculture minister 'not implementing' protocol

Nov 15th 2021, 6:15 PM 23,168 Views 11 Comments

Paul Givan said it is because the DUP holds the agriculture ministry that “we haven’t had the protocol being implemented”.

# ni-protocol - Friday 12 November, 2021

‘Serious headway’ needed in the next week over Northern Ireland Protocol, EU says
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Serious headway’ needed in the next week over Northern Ireland Protocol, EU says

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 7:18 PM 12,614 Views 16 Comments

The European Commission vice-president said there had been a ‘change in tone’ from UK negotiators.

Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place
# Brexit
# Brexit

Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place

Nov 12th 2021, 6:43 AM 9,802 Views 16 Comments

The UK government’s chief negotiator to the EU, David Frost, is due to meet European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic.

# ni-protocol - Monday 8 November, 2021

Unionist support for peace process agreements ‘falling away’ – Donaldson
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Unionist support for peace process agreements ‘falling away’ – Donaldson

Updated Nov 8th 2021, 7:25 PM 68,789 Views 74 Comments

The DUP leader was commenting on the decision of the Progressive Unionist Party to withdraw support for the Good Friday Agreement.

# ni-protocol - Monday 1 November, 2021

Frost accuses EU of ignoring political sensitivities in Northern Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost accuses EU of ignoring political sensitivities in Northern Ireland

Nov 1st 2021, 7:39 AM 20,597 Views 42 Comments

He also said the EU had “destroyed cross-community consent”.

# ni-protocol - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol

Oct 27th 2021, 2:16 PM 23,294 Views 35 Comments

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

# 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

Oct 24th 2021, 9:20 AM 13,265 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 30,278 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 10,961 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 12,976 Views 17 Comments

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

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