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# Northern Ireland Protocol

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EU Brexit chief considers reducing Northern Ireland border checks
Sefcovic said physical checks would only be made on suspicion of smuggling.
Michelle O'Neill tells new Northern Ireland Secretary executive is ‘desperately’ needed
Chris Heaton-Harris met Sinn Féin’s deputy leader in Dungannon today.
Taoiseach says he 'takes heart' from UK PM's comments about Northern Ireland Protocol
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’
Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'
Martin was speaking in Oxford earlier today.
NI businesses experiencing a 'feast or famine' economy due to protocol - report
The report was released by a UK parliamentary committee.
UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he hopes the next British prime minister will not break international law.
FactCheck: Is the protocol stopping Jewish people in the North from practising their religion?
The claim was made by former Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis.
UK MPs vote against proposed amendments to Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
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?
All eight contenders for the leadership are set to back the bill in some form.
The Twelfth of July: Belfast Orange lodge says Protocol debate driving influx of new members
12th of July celebrations made a full return to Northern Ireland today.
Boris Johnson resignation is 'opportunity' to restore partnership on NI, says Taoiseach
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said that Johnson “will not be missed”.
Shailesh Vara appointed as new Northern Ireland Secretary
He served in the Northern Ireland Office in 2018, but resigned after ten months in response to the UK’s proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill
The Westminster legislation would allow customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain to be scrapped.
Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers
The Tánaiste said he believes the UK is not being “even handed” over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol
The former prime minister said the legislation to scrap parts of the Protocol is illegal and will diminish the UK’s global reputation.
Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
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.
Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return
Westminster moved to cut MLA pay in 2017 after the executive collapsed over an energy scheme row.
MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol
Barry Andrews, Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin, said that the US Congressional delegation added “nothing whatsoever”.
Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern
The scenario is a “step or two nearer” following the publication of UK legislation, the former Taoiseach said.
Taoiseach warns of ‘serious situation’ if UK scraps Northern Ireland Protocol
It comes as the UK tables legislation that aims to override significant parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
UK plan to rip up Northern Ireland Protocol ‘politically driven’, says EU chief
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic said tabling the Bill was ‘very damaging’ to EU-UK relations.
Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said that there was
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.
NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
The Bill was published this evening.
Coveney warns UK altering Northern Ireland Protocol will 'deeply damage' relationships
The UK is set to introduce legislation to unilaterally change parts of its Brexit deal with the EU today.
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.
Third time lucky? Stormont could try to elect a speaker again soon
Sinn Féin leaders accuse Westminster of being 'reckless' with peace in Northern Ireland
Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald criticised Brandon Lewis, saying he was ‘talking through his hat’.
NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns
The Sinn Féin vice president said Boris Johnson was motivated solely by holding on to power.
Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol
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
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
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
The legislation will be focused on products – except for live animals – which move within the UK’s internal market.
Third time lucky? Stormont could try to elect a speaker again soon
The Taoiseach has said that unilateral action by the UK on the Northern Ireland Protocol “would be deeply damaging”.
DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker
The DUP’s Paul Givan labelled today’s recall of the Assembly ‘a stunt’.
Northern Ireland business leaders tell US delegation compromise is needed over Protocol
The US Congressional group met business organisations as their last engagement on their trip to the island of Ireland.
Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker
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’
Congressman Richard Neal led a delegation of US politicians in meetings with the Stormont parties today.
Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.
British Government is 'all take and take some more' in NI Protocol debacle - Tánaiste
Varadkar said the UK’s threats to disapply parts of the Protocol are creating an “atmosphere of distrust”.
Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
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”.
DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.
Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill has called the decision “shameful”.
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.