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#Northern Ireland Protocol

# northern-ireland-protocol - Yesterday’s News

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 9 hours ago 17,890 Views 26 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-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 8,084 Views 17 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Truss calls on EU to take ‘pragmatic approach’ to end protocol deadlock as she meets Sefcovic
# Brexit
# Brexit

Truss calls on EU to take ‘pragmatic approach’ to end protocol deadlock as she meets Sefcovic

Jan 13th 2022, 1:25 PM 17,753 Views 37 Comments

The British Foreign Secretary is having her first face-to-face meeting with the European Commission vice-president today.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Solution on Northern Ireland Protocol needed before Assembly elections, McGuinness says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Solution on Northern Ireland Protocol needed before Assembly elections, McGuinness says

Jan 11th 2022, 12:45 PM 9,391 Views 9 Comments

The EU commissioner said she hopes the appointment of Liz Truss as chief Brexit negotiator brings some ‘pragmatism’ to talks.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Sunday 2 January, 2022

DUP warn Liz Truss of ‘major implications’ unless Protocol progress made
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP warn Liz Truss of ‘major implications’ unless Protocol progress made

Jan 2nd 2022, 9:15 AM 37,088 Views 32 Comments

Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘maximise the benefits of Brexit’ in 2022.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Brexit negotiator Sefcovic says trust broken with the EU in row over Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit negotiator Sefcovic says trust broken with the EU in row over Northern Ireland Protocol

Dec 30th 2021, 11:34 AM 31,464 Views 25 Comments

European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic said a compromise can still be found.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Saturday 11 December, 2021

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?

Dec 11th 2021, 1:00 PM 17,412 Views 11 Comments

There has been talk of a trade war over Article 16 – but could it actually happen?

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says

Dec 1st 2021, 10:50 PM 14,312 Views 17 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said some issues could be resolved soon, such as the flow of medicines into Northern Ireland.

European Commission urges UK to 'reciprocate' in Northern Ireland Protocol talks
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

European Commission urges UK to 'reciprocate' in Northern Ireland Protocol talks

Dec 1st 2021, 8:24 PM 7,035 Views 3 Comments

Post-Brexit talks between the EU and UK are still ongoing.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 26 November, 2021

EU and UK resume talks on Northern Ireland Protocol as Frost promises 'no diminuation' of rights
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU and UK resume talks on Northern Ireland Protocol as Frost promises 'no diminuation' of rights

Nov 26th 2021, 9:10 AM 11,610 Views 8 Comments

Frost has insisted that the UK Government is committed to the equality and human rights safeguards within the Protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 19 November, 2021

Ex-DUP leader Foster criticises Bertie Ahern over Belfast 'ghetto' comments on NI protocol
# Rebuke
# Rebuke

Ex-DUP leader Foster criticises Bertie Ahern over Belfast 'ghetto' comments on NI protocol

Nov 19th 2021, 12:13 PM 30,593 Views 59 Comments

The former Taoiseach said loyalists who are opposed to the Northern Ireland Protocol “haven’t got a clue” about how it works.

# northern-ireland-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 34,448 Views 41 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Protests along Northern Ireland border to tell Boris Johnson to ‘back off’ on Article 16
# Post Brexit
# Post Brexit

Protests along Northern Ireland border to tell Boris Johnson to ‘back off’ on Article 16

Nov 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 34,325 Views 18 Comments

Campaigners have accused the British government of damaging the peace process in their handling of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# northern-ireland-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 12,594 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 9,757 Views 16 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war
# Article 16
# Article 16

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 5:09 PM 26,808 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said triggering Article 16 would mean the EU would have to respond.

# northern-ireland-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 68,738 Views 74 Comments

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

Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process
# Article 16
# Article 16

Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process

Nov 8th 2021, 3:30 PM 11,721 Views 13 Comments

Micheál Martin has called on the Progressive Unionist Party to reconsider their withdrawal of support for the Good Friday Agreement

# northern-ireland-protocol - Sunday 7 November, 2021

EU could set aside Brexit trade deal if UK suspends NI Protocol, Coveney warns
# Article 16
# Article 16

EU could set aside Brexit trade deal if UK suspends NI Protocol, Coveney warns

Nov 7th 2021, 7:34 PM 30,927 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister criticised the UK Government’s approach to negotiations on the Irish Sea trade arrangements.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 5 November, 2021

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16

Nov 5th 2021, 4:08 PM 21,169 Views 17 Comments

London has said it could move to suspend the NI protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Two youths arrested after ‘disgraceful’ disorder following Belfast rally against NI protocol
# Shankill Road
# Shankill Road

Two youths arrested after ‘disgraceful’ disorder following Belfast rally against NI protocol

Nov 4th 2021, 7:33 AM 23,831 Views 0 Comments

Police came under attack with missiles and fireworks last night.

# northern-ireland-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 20,581 Views 42 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Saturday 30 October, 2021

‘Do they want a solution at all?’: O’Neill questions the UK’s red lines on NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Do they want a solution at all?’: O’Neill questions the UK’s red lines on NI Protocol

Oct 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 19,216 Views 17 Comments

Sinn Féin is ready to fight the Assembly election next May, or sooner, she said.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 25 October, 2021

UK's Frost sets December deadline for reaching protocol agreement with EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK's Frost sets December deadline for reaching protocol agreement with EU

Oct 25th 2021, 7:00 PM 20,739 Views 40 Comments

The Brexit minister said there remained ‘significant’ gaps between the two sides on reforming the treaty.

# northern-ireland-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 13,250 Views 25 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 18 October, 2021

Brussels hints talks won’t include stripping EU judges from Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brussels hints talks won’t include stripping EU judges from Northern Ireland Protocol

Oct 18th 2021, 12:13 PM 18,987 Views 26 Comments

The EU said a ‘very intense period of discussions’ has begun but suggested they may not include the role of the European Court of Justice.

# northern-ireland-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 30,258 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.

# northern-ireland-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 12,936 Views 17 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-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 44,600 Views 41 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-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 38,446 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
DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'

Oct 13th 2021, 7:11 PM 16,307 Views 40 Comments

Sinn Féin welcomed the “far-reaching” EU plans published this evening.

Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'

Oct 13th 2021, 1:08 PM 24,840 Views 44 Comments

The Tanaiste said comments from Dominic Cummings indicate Boris Johnson’s administration ‘acted in bad faith’.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 4 October, 2021

Frost tells EU ‘significant changes’ needed to Northern Ireland Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost tells EU ‘significant changes’ needed to Northern Ireland Brexit deal

Oct 4th 2021, 2:35 PM 12,060 Views 31 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost again threatened to suspend parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol unless Brussels gives ground.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol
# The North
# The North

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol

Sep 28th 2021, 12:17 PM 18,537 Views 40 Comments

The protocol was agreed by the UK and EU as a way to maintain a free-flowing land border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 20 September, 2021

Boris Johnson says disputes over Northern Ireland Protocol 'can't go on forever'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson says disputes over Northern Ireland Protocol 'can't go on forever'

Sep 20th 2021, 2:45 PM 16,530 Views 13 Comments

Johnson is due to meet with US President Joe Biden at the White House tomorrow.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 10 September, 2021

DUP threatens to collapse Stormont ‘before November’ amid NI Protocol row
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP threatens to collapse Stormont ‘before November’ amid NI Protocol row

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 2:12 PM 17,956 Views 49 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said he feared negotiations over the protocol would drag on for years.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Taoiseach says EU wants 'solution' on NI Protocol after DUP leader threatens to force election
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

Taoiseach says EU wants 'solution' on NI Protocol after DUP leader threatens to force election

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 5:39 PM 83,335 Views 122 Comments
  • Donaldson announced his party’s withdrawal from north/south political structures established under the Good Friday Agreement.
  • He said DUP ministers will block the implementation of any additional checks at Northern Ireland ports when ongoing grace periods end.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 6 September, 2021

UK announces further extensions on post-Brexit grace periods
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK announces further extensions on post-Brexit grace periods

Updated Sep 6th 2021, 7:13 PM 30,552 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission said it “will not agree to a renegotiation of the Protocol”.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Saturday 4 September, 2021

UK's Frost warns of ‘cold mistrust’ with EU due to Brexit rows over Northern Ireland
# Protocol Problems
# Protocol Problems

UK's Frost warns of ‘cold mistrust’ with EU due to Brexit rows over Northern Ireland

Sep 4th 2021, 6:01 PM 23,835 Views 28 Comments

The negotiator of the post-Brexit agreement renewed calls for Brussels to accept changes to the deal that he negotiated.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Donaldson tells Varadkar NI Protocol is ‘causing damage to political stability’
# The North
# The North

Donaldson tells Varadkar NI Protocol is ‘causing damage to political stability’

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 9:24 PM 28,319 Views 45 Comments

The Tanaiste met with Jeffrey Donaldson to assess post-Brexit arrangements and Covid recovery.

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