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#Northern Ireland Protocol

# northern-ireland-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

Wed 2:53 PM 6,244 Views 5 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-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

Tue 7:54 PM 31,120 Views 58 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Taoiseach warns of ‘serious situation’ if UK scraps Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach warns of ‘serious situation’ if UK scraps Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Jun 19th 2022, 11:20 AM 22,282 Views 17 Comments

It comes as the UK tables legislation that aims to override significant parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 17 June, 2022

UK plan to rip up Northern Ireland Protocol ‘politically driven’, says EU chief
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK plan to rip up Northern Ireland Protocol ‘politically driven’, says EU chief

Jun 17th 2022, 7:21 AM 12,980 Views 13 Comments

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic said tabling the Bill was ‘very damaging’ to EU-UK relations.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 3:22 PM 21,740 Views 37 Comments
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland will not be made collateral damage by the plan.
  • Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O'Neill said that the Good Friday Agreement and Brexit were incompatible.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has not given a timeline for his party to return to power-sharing in the north.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 13 June, 2022

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?

Jun 13th 2022, 7:10 PM 27,500 Views 43 Comments

The Bill was published this evening.

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 19,543 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.

# northern-ireland-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 40,543 Views 42 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 9 June, 2022

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns

Jun 9th 2022, 10:53 PM 19,567 Views 15 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice president said Boris Johnson was motivated solely by holding on to power.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 8th 2022, 10:50 PM 17,830 Views 27 Comments

The DUP leader said the Protocol has left him being treated like a second-class citizen.

British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row
# Visit
# Visit

British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 10:15 PM 16,936 Views 11 Comments

Starmer will meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin and President Michael D Higgins during the visit.

Boris Johnson says 'nothing and no-one' will stop him carrying on after bruising Tory revolt
# Boris
# Boris

Boris Johnson says 'nothing and no-one' will stop him carrying on after bruising Tory revolt

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 3:00 PM 20,753 Views 20 Comments

Taking Commons questions, Johnson was compared to Monty Python’s black knight who declares mortal injuries are “only a flesh wound”.

UK govt to publish 'lawful' bill on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

UK govt to publish 'lawful' bill on Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 8th 2022, 12:31 PM 11,774 Views 15 Comments

The legislation will be focused on products – except for live animals – which move within the UK’s internal market.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Third time lucky? Stormont could try to elect a speaker again soon
# NI Assembly
# NI Assembly

Third time lucky? Stormont could try to elect a speaker again soon

Updated Jun 7th 2022, 6:41 PM 12,711 Views 6 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that unilateral action by the UK on the Northern Ireland Protocol “would be deeply damaging”.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 30 May, 2022

DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker

Updated May 30th 2022, 1:58 PM 33,211 Views 32 Comments

The DUP’s Paul Givan labelled today’s recall of the Assembly ‘a stunt’.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 27 May, 2022

Northern Ireland business leaders tell US delegation compromise is needed over Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland business leaders tell US delegation compromise is needed over Protocol

May 27th 2022, 1:31 PM 9,029 Views 10 Comments

The US Congressional group met business organisations as their last engagement on their trip to the island of Ireland.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker
# Stormont
# Stormont

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker

May 26th 2022, 4:12 PM 15,390 Views 18 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will continue to block a return of powersharing until there is action over the protocol.

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’
# Richard Neal
# Richard Neal

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’

Updated May 26th 2022, 2:51 PM 33,164 Views 19 Comments

Congressman Richard Neal led a delegation of US politicians in meetings with the Stormont parties today.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 20 May, 2022

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
# Brexit
# Brexit

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated May 20th 2022, 9:20 PM 79,038 Views 65 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

# northern-ireland-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 19,626 Views 28 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful

Updated May 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 34,221 Views 44 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said Ireland is “frustrated” and “dealing with the consequences now of a decision by the British people on our own country”.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Saturday 14 May, 2022

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says

May 14th 2022, 7:11 PM 15,104 Views 28 Comments

Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 13 May, 2022

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function

May 13th 2022, 10:15 AM 41,815 Views 63 Comments
  • The DUP leader is refusing to sit in Stormont until issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
  • Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said the party are "disgracefully holding the public to ransom for their Brexit mess".
  • The UK Government has indicated that it is set to override parts of the post-Brexit agreement.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’

Updated May 12th 2022, 6:23 PM 39,769 Views 50 Comments
  • European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier said the UK plans to scrap swathes of the Protocol are "unacceptable".
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions of any possible escalatory response from the EU as "crazy".
  • DUP MP Sammy Wilson said his party has adopted a wait-and-see approach over what the UK Government will do about the Protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems

Updated May 11th 2022, 8:48 PM 22,923 Views 36 Comments

The foreign affairs minister said the working relationship Ireland and the UK have enjoyed in the past is currently “absent”.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,192 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:51 PM 63,086 Views 49 Comments

The protocol effectively creates checks on goods flowing from Britain to Northern Ireland to allow an open border.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Brandon Lewis: Move against Northern Ireland Protocol unlikely to be in Queen’s Speech
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brandon Lewis: Move against Northern Ireland Protocol unlikely to be in Queen’s Speech

May 4th 2022, 10:54 PM 16,894 Views 7 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said the Government is focusing on resolving issues with an agreement with the EU.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Sunday 1 May, 2022

Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says
# Stormont
# Stormont

Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says

May 1st 2022, 8:13 AM 25,184 Views 31 Comments

Rallies took place in Ballymena, Co Antrim, and Bangor, Co Down, on Saturday in opposition to the post-Brexit protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 25 April, 2022

Unionists welcome move to refer Northern Ireland Protocol legal challenge to UK Supreme Court
# UK Supreme Court
# UK Supreme Court

Unionists welcome move to refer Northern Ireland Protocol legal challenge to UK Supreme Court

Apr 25th 2022, 7:48 PM 13,157 Views 0 Comments

Chief Justice Dame Siobhan Keegan has granted leave to appeal a ruling that the post-Brexit trading arrangement is lawful.

# northern-ireland-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 11,431 Views 6 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-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 18,103 Views 27 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-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 35,280 Views 0 Comments

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

Jeffrey Donaldson says no to chances of Protocol deal as unionists discuss pre-election pact
# Brexit
# Brexit

Jeffrey Donaldson says no to chances of Protocol deal as unionists discuss pre-election pact

Feb 12th 2022, 11:57 AM 28,445 Views 27 Comments

The DUP leader says the chances of a deal are “quite small”.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 11 February, 2022

Brandon Lewis: Unionists should clarify whether they would take up Deputy First Minister role
# Northern Ireland Secretary
# Northern Ireland Secretary

Brandon Lewis: Unionists should clarify whether they would take up Deputy First Minister role

Feb 11th 2022, 2:27 PM 19,049 Views 26 Comments

Lewis said that it was “disappointing and wrong” that Paul Givan had resigned as the North’s First Minister.

# northern-ireland-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 18,475 Views 48 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 4 February, 2022

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 22,204 Views 28 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-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 38,546 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.

# northern-ireland-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 73,803 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.

# northern-ireland-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 24,990 Views 31 Comments

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

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