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#Northern Ireland Protocol

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 26 September, 2022

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 13,699 Views 11 Comments

Peter Kyle said there are ‘problems’ with the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Ireland’s ambassador to the UK urges negotiations to resolve Northern Ireland Protocol row
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ireland’s ambassador to the UK urges negotiations to resolve Northern Ireland Protocol row

Sep 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 8,380 Views 6 Comments

Martin Fraser said he was an optimist about the chances of resolving the issues around the Protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Biden and Truss discuss Northern Ireland Protocol and Russia in New York meeting
# Us Uk Relations
# Us Uk Relations

Biden and Truss discuss Northern Ireland Protocol and Russia in New York meeting

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 9:30 PM 12,578 Views 11 Comments

The leaders met to talk in New York today.

Almost two thirds of people in Ireland are in favour of Ukraine joining the EU, poll shows
# Europe
# Europe

Almost two thirds of people in Ireland are in favour of Ukraine joining the EU, poll shows

Sep 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 12,742 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to the latest annual European Movement Ireland ‘Ireland and the EU’ poll.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

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 6,164 Views 1 Comment

The minister discussed the issue at the Ploughing Championships, where 90,000 people descended on Co Laois today.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 15 September, 2022

UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats over NI Protocol
# Protocol
# Protocol

UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats over NI Protocol

Sep 15th 2022, 2:07 PM 11,396 Views 5 Comments

The UK Government is understood to have told Brussels it will continue with the grace periods relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 12 September, 2022

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 22,636 Views 20 Comments

Sefcovic said physical checks would only be made on suspicion of smuggling.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 8 September, 2022

Michelle O'Neill tells new Northern Ireland Secretary executive is ‘desperately’ needed
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill tells new Northern Ireland Secretary executive is ‘desperately’ needed

Sep 8th 2022, 3:53 PM 10,217 Views 20 Comments

Chris Heaton-Harris met Sinn Féin’s deputy leader in Dungannon today.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Taoiseach says he 'takes heart' from UK PM's comments about Northern Ireland Protocol
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

Taoiseach says he 'takes heart' from UK PM's comments about Northern Ireland Protocol

Sep 7th 2022, 5:04 PM 20,055 Views 16 Comments

Liz Truss said a negotiated solution with the EU would have to deliver ‘all of the things we set out in the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill’

# northern-ireland-protocol - Saturday 3 September, 2022

Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'
# Assembly
# Assembly

Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'

Sep 3rd 2022, 12:38 PM 13,856 Views 24 Comments

Martin was speaking in Oxford earlier today.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

NI businesses experiencing a 'feast or famine' economy due to protocol - report
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI businesses experiencing a 'feast or famine' economy due to protocol - report

Jul 27th 2022, 7:35 AM 12,832 Views 7 Comments

The report was released by a UK parliamentary committee.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 21 July, 2022

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 10,209 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he hopes the next British prime minister will not break international law.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Sunday 17 July, 2022

FactCheck: Is the protocol stopping Jewish people in the North from practising their religion?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the protocol stopping Jewish people in the North from practising their religion?

Jul 17th 2022, 7:30 AM 20,609 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by former Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

UK MPs vote against proposed amendments to Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK MPs vote against proposed amendments to Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 8:29 PM 48,698 Views 16 Comments

The Bill proposes giving UK ministers sweeping powers to change almost every aspect of the post-Brexit deal.

Tory leadership race: Who is backing the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill?
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Tory leadership race: Who is backing the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill?

Jul 13th 2022, 4:18 PM 14,425 Views 9 Comments

All eight contenders for the leadership are set to back the bill in some form.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

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 33,263 Views 43 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Boris Johnson resignation is 'opportunity' to restore partnership on NI, says Taoiseach
# BYe Bye Boris
# BYe Bye Boris

Boris Johnson resignation is 'opportunity' to restore partnership on NI, says Taoiseach

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 2:24 PM 11,108 Views 17 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said that Johnson “will not be missed”.

Shailesh Vara appointed as new Northern Ireland Secretary
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Shailesh Vara appointed as new Northern Ireland Secretary

Jul 7th 2022, 2:01 PM 16,030 Views 10 Comments

He served in the Northern Ireland Office in 2018, but resigned after ten months in response to the UK’s proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

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 10,535 Views 3 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-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

Jun 30th 2022, 9:44 PM 35,365 Views 53 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol
# There May Be Trouble Ahead
# There May Be Trouble Ahead

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol

Jun 28th 2022, 1:32 PM 36,186 Views 12 Comments

The former prime minister said the legislation to scrap parts of the Protocol is illegal and will diminish the UK’s global reputation.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 27 June, 2022

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
# Brexit
# Brexit

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate

Updated Jun 27th 2022, 10:21 PM 42,849 Views 33 Comments

MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.

# northern-ireland-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 28,190 Views 25 Comments

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

# 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

Jun 22nd 2022, 2:53 PM 6,289 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

Jun 21st 2022, 7:54 PM 31,254 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 22,347 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 13,027 Views 14 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 22,357 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 27,850 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 19,608 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 40,686 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 19,681 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 17,893 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 16,978 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 20,788 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 11,817 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 12,796 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 33,249 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 9,075 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 15,433 Views 18 Comments

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

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