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#Northern Ireland Protocol

# 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 44,683 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 38,697 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 16,327 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 24,865 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 12,069 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 18,574 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 16,540 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 17,976 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 83,395 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 30,572 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 23,875 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 28,352 Views 45 Comments

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

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 30 August, 2021

Breaking the Northern Ireland protocol would be 'completely unacceptable', says US congressman
# Brexit
# Brexit

Breaking the Northern Ireland protocol would be 'completely unacceptable', says US congressman

Aug 30th 2021, 10:00 PM 28,088 Views 41 Comments

US congressman Brendan Boyle spoke to The Journal on Brexit, Afghanistan, and polarised politics.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 27 August, 2021

Donaldson urges quick resolution to NI Protocol issues following 'frank' talks with Taoiseach
# Protocol Problems
# Protocol Problems

Donaldson urges quick resolution to NI Protocol issues following 'frank' talks with Taoiseach

Aug 27th 2021, 9:08 PM 17,732 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach acknowledged “the concerns of the unionist community are sincere”.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 29 July, 2021

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords

Jul 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,764 Views 17 Comments

The House of Lords committee said that Northern Ireland risks becoming a “permanent casualty” of Brexit.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:30 PM 44,105 Views 53 Comments

The UK government has said that current arrangements “cannot go on”, despite progress made last month on some big issues.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Saturday 3 July, 2021

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes
# The North
# The North

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:56 AM 16,770 Views 50 Comments

David Frost and Brandon Lewis said the current terms risk ‘creating a series of rolling crises’.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Sausage wars: EU and UK agree to extension of chilled meats grace period
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Sausage wars: EU and UK agree to extension of chilled meats grace period

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:05 PM 10,282 Views 12 Comments
  • Along with the chilled meat extension, other important changes to the Protocol were announced today by the European Commission.
  • This includes allowing for the movement of medicines, guide dogs, car insurance and livestock from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 28 June, 2021

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum

Jun 28th 2021, 3:05 PM 16,111 Views 33 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said the EU is willing to accommodate permanent flexibilities to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Monday 21 June, 2021

Naomi Long condemns ‘chilling’ warning that Irish ministers ‘not welcome’
# The North
# The North

Naomi Long condemns ‘chilling’ warning that Irish ministers ‘not welcome’

Jun 21st 2021, 4:56 PM 36,596 Views 33 Comments

The Loyalist Communities Council said Irish Government ministers would not be welcome as difficulties over the Northern Ireland Protocol remain.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 17 June, 2021

The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?

Jun 17th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,537 Views 3 Comments

Yes, a Brexit sausage row. Let us break it down for you with the help of Gráinne Ní Aodha and Dominic McGrath of BBC Radio Foyle.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Patience ‘very thin’ as EU threatens retaliation over Northern Ireland Protocol
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Patience ‘very thin’ as EU threatens retaliation over Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 4:37 PM 21,419 Views 27 Comments

# northern-ireland-protocol - Friday 4 June, 2021

Poots reports 'positive, frank and useful' talks with Taoiseach despite north-south relations 'never being as bad'
# Dup Leader
# Dup Leader

Poots reports 'positive, frank and useful' talks with Taoiseach despite north-south relations 'never being as bad'

Updated Jun 4th 2021, 8:02 AM 64,516 Views 91 Comments

The Taoiseach says the two party leaders had “an open exchange of view” this evening.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

EU needs to show more common sense over NI Protocol, David Frost says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU needs to show more common sense over NI Protocol, David Frost says

Jun 1st 2021, 10:40 PM 16,434 Views 24 Comments

The UK’s Brexit minister was in NI to meet business and community representatives to discuss the challenges they are facing following departure from the EU.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Ahead of final meeting with Boris Johnson, Arlene Foster urges him to ‘deal with’ NI Protocol
# Swan Song
# Swan Song

Ahead of final meeting with Boris Johnson, Arlene Foster urges him to ‘deal with’ NI Protocol

May 20th 2021, 4:05 PM 9,940 Views 16 Comments

The First Minister said every day the protocol remains in place, more damage was done to Northern Ireland.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee
# Stormont
# Stormont

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee

May 19th 2021, 6:51 PM 7,345 Views 5 Comments

The committee chairman said they’re being asked to give evidence on the impact of Brexit and the NI Protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated May 8th 2021, 7:37 AM 41,152 Views 64 Comments

The open letter has been sent to Micheál Martin, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Maros Sefcovic.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP
# The Dup
# The Dup

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 6:35 PM 88,097 Views 104 Comments
  • Foster will step down as Northern Ireland's First Minister at the end of June.
  • There has been growing discontentment with Foster's handling of Brexit negotiations and the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Foster has been the leader of the DUP since 2015.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Apr 14th 2021, 3:26 PM 5,510 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU

Mar 14th 2021, 3:07 PM 23,448 Views 57 Comments

Foster wants the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol to be replaced.

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

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury
# Did It Again
# Did It Again

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury

Mar 5th 2021, 3:16 PM 40,588 Views 33 Comments

The European Commission is taking legal action against the UK government for its latest moves regarding the Northern Ireland protocol.

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position

Mar 5th 2021, 11:20 AM 32,146 Views 48 Comments

This is Brexit: so expect to see more rows between the UK and EU, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 9:28 AM 34,246 Views 83 Comments

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

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

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
# Northern Protocol
# Northern Protocol

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 8:27 PM 64,797 Views 88 Comments

Loyalist paramilitaries in NI have said they are withdrawing their support for the GFA.

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

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports

Feb 26th 2021, 6:38 PM 47,596 Views 37 Comments

DUP minister for agriculture Gordon Lyons has also stopped any further recruitment of inspection staff.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'

Feb 18th 2021, 12:02 PM 18,766 Views 33 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said mechanisms are in place to ensure such a situation doesn’t arise again.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Thursday 11 February, 2021

The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?

Feb 11th 2021, 6:30 PM 10,614 Views 2 Comments

We take a closer look on this week’s episode.

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

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 3:57 PM 18,252 Views 39 Comments

Coveney did admit however that there have been issues with the implementation of the protocol.

# northern-ireland-protocol - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 34,709 Views 39 Comments
  • UK minister Michael Gove has asked the EU for a Northern Ireland transition period until 2023.
  • Simon Coveney conceded that some of the ways the Protocol is being implemented is causing problems.
  • SDLP MLA Colin McGrath said that there is a danger of any problem in Northern Ireland becoming a "green or orange" issue.
Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,776 Views 96 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.