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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Northern Ireland Protocol

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The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?
We take a closer look on this week’s episode.
Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic
Coveney did admit however that there have been issues with the implementation of the protocol.
Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
There’s a lot going on. Here it is, all broken down into bite-sized pieces.
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.
Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit
How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?
Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.
Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.
EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has welcomed the u-turn.
The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU
'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues
82-year-old man ‘really proud’ to be first to get Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Brian Pinker received the jab in England earlier this morning.
Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen
The two leaders have agreed a “firm decision” should be taken about the future of the talks by Sunday, a Downing Street source said.
The two leaders aimed to break ongoing deadlock ahead of EU summit tomorrow
Negotiations stalled on fishing rights, the level playing-field and how trade disputes are to be resolved
Cabinet minister Michael Gove says EU will have to give ground if there is to be a breakthrough
Three-month 'grace period' will mean Brexit agri-checks won't apply to foods sent to NI supermarkets
Explainer: Is this the final throw of the dice before a post-Brexit deal is struck?
UK and EU agree deal 'in principle' to manage post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland
It follows a meeting between Micheal Gove and Maros Sefcovic yesterday.
Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector
Lorcan McCabe, a Cavan dairy farmer, said this could “pose huge problems” for the dairy sector.
'Alarm bells': Tánaiste expresses concern ahead of publication of law-breaking Brexit bill
The government says the bill is intended to ensure Northern Ireland can trade freely with Britain.
Brexit deal and Northern Ireland arrangements should be 'scrapped', says Sammy Wilson
The DUP MP appeared to contradict his party leader Arlene Foster.
Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official
The UK government’s Brexit deal means checks are needed at ports in Northern Ireland.