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#Northern Ireland Protocol

# 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 16,904 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 25,198 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 13,166 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 11,444 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 18,124 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 35,342 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 28,456 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 19,053 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 18,487 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 22,229 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 38,578 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 73,844 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 25,005 Views 31 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 8,132 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 17,817 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 9,465 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 37,215 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 31,516 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 17,615 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 14,325 Views 16 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 7,055 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 11,659 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 30,653 Views 61 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 34,487 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 34,359 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 12,620 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 9,806 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 26,852 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 68,797 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 11,749 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 30,947 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 21,193 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 23,848 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 20,601 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 19,238 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 20,764 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 13,273 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 19,002 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 30,283 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 12,984 Views 17 Comments

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