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#Protocol

# 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 11,383 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.

# protocol - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Liz Truss and Joe Biden discussed the Good Friday Agreement in their first call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Liz Truss and Joe Biden discussed the Good Friday Agreement in their first call

Sep 6th 2022, 11:15 PM 22,470 Views 15 Comments

Truss’ one-year tenure as UK foreign secretary saw post-Brexit tensions in Northern Ireland increase.

# protocol - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

Tory leadership hopefuls Truss and Sunak take united stand on Protocol during Belfast trip
# UK Hustings
# UK Hustings

Tory leadership hopefuls Truss and Sunak take united stand on Protocol during Belfast trip

Updated Aug 17th 2022, 1:59 PM 41,221 Views 24 Comments

The Tory leadership contenders are to make their pitch to Conservative members in Belfast today.

# protocol - Friday 22 July, 2022

Coveney says UK Government have not engaged seriously with EU to resolve NI Protocol issues
# Legal Action
# Legal Action

Coveney says UK Government have not engaged seriously with EU to resolve NI Protocol issues

Updated Jul 22nd 2022, 9:42 PM 21,968 Views 20 Comments

The European Commission has triggered four new infringement proceedings against the UK Government today.

# protocol - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU

Jun 29th 2022, 9:11 AM 20,900 Views 24 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says the latest Tory moves in Westminster show a blatant disregard for the will of the people.

# protocol - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

'This is illegal': EU launches legal proceedings against UK much to 'disappointment' of Boris
# Brexit Battle
# Brexit Battle

'This is illegal': EU launches legal proceedings against UK much to 'disappointment' of Boris

Updated Jun 15th 2022, 3:54 PM 69,930 Views 46 Comments

Maros Sefcovic delivered an update to a press conference this morning.

# protocol - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
# Opinion
# Opinion

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 18,200 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# 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.

Sinn Féin, SDLP and Alliance jointly write to Boris Johnson to condemn 'reckless' Protocol bill
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Sinn Féin, SDLP and Alliance jointly write to Boris Johnson to condemn 'reckless' Protocol bill

Jun 13th 2022, 4:03 PM 11,429 Views 16 Comments

The letter represents a majority of MLAs in Stormont but no unionists signed it.

# protocol - Thursday 9 June, 2022

On Dublin visit, Keir Starmer accuses Johnson of taking 'wrecking ball' to UK-Irish relations
# UK Labour
# UK Labour

On Dublin visit, Keir Starmer accuses Johnson of taking 'wrecking ball' to UK-Irish relations

Updated Jun 9th 2022, 5:18 PM 25,402 Views 13 Comments

Starmer’s visit comes as the UK Government revealed plans to introduce legislation that would override parts of the Brexit.

# 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.

# protocol - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Jeffrey Donaldson accuses US Congressman visiting Dublin of 'slavish adherence to Sinn Féin dogma'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Jeffrey Donaldson accuses US Congressman visiting Dublin of 'slavish adherence to Sinn Féin dogma'

Updated May 24th 2022, 6:13 PM 38,383 Views 27 Comments
  • Donaldson made the comments after Congressman Richard Neal described the Protocol impasse as 'manufactured'.
  • Massachusetts Democrat Neal told reporters today it's 'up to London' to find a solution.
  • Neal is leading a nine-strong US delegation on a fact-finding mission to Europe.

# protocol - Monday 23 May, 2022

Deep well of support for pragmatic solution on Northern Ireland Protocol, says Taoiseach
# Protocol
# Protocol

Deep well of support for pragmatic solution on Northern Ireland Protocol, says Taoiseach

Updated May 23rd 2022, 9:17 PM 27,114 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach made the remarks during a press conference with Dutch PM Mark Rutte

# protocol - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 18th 2022, 9:14 PM 9,955 Views 1 Comment

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

# protocol - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 2:54 PM 47,987 Views 72 Comments
  • Liz Truss addressed the Commons this afternoon.
  • "This is not about scrapping the Protocol," she told MPs.
  • Truss said she would prefer to do a deal with the EU instead of passing legislation.
O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 10:25 AM 29,402 Views 35 Comments

Liz Truss is expected to declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal.

# protocol - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful

Updated May 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 34,291 Views 44 Comments

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”.

# protocol - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’

Updated May 12th 2022, 6:23 PM 39,826 Views 50 Comments
  • European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier said the UK plans to scrap swathes of the Protocol are "unacceptable".
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions of any possible escalatory response from the EU as "crazy".
  • DUP MP Sammy Wilson said his party has adopted a wait-and-see approach over what the UK Government will do about the Protocol.

# protocol - Saturday 23 April, 2022

‘Long past the point’ for Westminster to take action on Protocol, TUV leader says
# Jim Allister
# Jim Allister

‘Long past the point’ for Westminster to take action on Protocol, TUV leader says

Apr 23rd 2022, 8:08 AM 14,754 Views 19 Comments

“It will take more than a story to solve the Protocol issue,” Jim Allister told an election rally.

# protocol - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Unionists must unite to oppose Northern Ireland Protocol, says Donaldson
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Unionists must unite to oppose Northern Ireland Protocol, says Donaldson

Apr 21st 2022, 9:45 PM 21,312 Views 37 Comments

The DUP leader was addressing a rally against the protocol in Castlederg.

# protocol - Saturday 12 March, 2022

Martin: Growing view in Northern Ireland that Brexit protocol is working
# Protocol
# Protocol

Martin: Growing view in Northern Ireland that Brexit protocol is working

Mar 12th 2022, 4:48 PM 18,136 Views 5 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking to reporters at the Embassy of Ireland in London.

# protocol - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Jeffrey Donaldson says EU must drop pretence that 'protocol is protecting peace'
# Protocol
# Protocol

Jeffrey Donaldson says EU must drop pretence that 'protocol is protecting peace'

Feb 17th 2022, 5:32 PM 21,439 Views 37 Comments

Donaldson said unionism is ‘rapidly losing faith’ that a negotiated solution can be found on the trading arrangements.

# 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 19,059 Views 26 Comments

Lewis said that it was “disappointing and wrong” that Paul Givan had resigned as the North’s First Minister.

# 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 22,246 Views 28 Comments

The decision has been suspended until a judicial review against Edwin Poots’ order can be heard in full.

# protocol - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?
# The Protocol Row
# The Protocol Row

Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:30 PM 20,681 Views 9 Comments

Poots claims he no longer has the legal authority to continue the Protocol checks – but local politics is also at play.

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 73,860 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.

# protocol - Friday 28 January, 2022

Irish politicians criticise 'deceitful' British Government social media video about the Protocol
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Irish politicians criticise 'deceitful' British Government social media video about the Protocol

Jan 28th 2022, 7:00 PM 23,482 Views 27 Comments

Senator Erin McGreehan said that the video was adding tension amid “heightened” emotions before Stormont elections in May.

# protocol - Monday 25 October, 2021

Is the Protocol bad or good for firms in Northern Ireland? It's both, they say
# Brexit
# Brexit

Is the Protocol bad or good for firms in Northern Ireland? It's both, they say

Oct 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 17,620 Views 10 Comments

The EU’s suggested changes will fix some – but not all – problems with post-Brexit trade in 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 44,697 Views 41 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost is expected in Brussels tomorrow to meet Maros Sefcovic to discuss ways to break the deadlock.

# protocol - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

David Frost says UK will submit new NI Protocol proposal to the EU
# David Frost
# David Frost

David Frost says UK will submit new NI Protocol proposal to the EU

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 5:15 PM 27,361 Views 56 Comments

David Frost took aim at the oversight of the European Courts of Justice over trading arrangements in Northern Ireland.

# protocol - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Johnson says 'fix it or ditch it' on Northern Ireland protocol
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Johnson says 'fix it or ditch it' on Northern Ireland protocol

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:34 AM 34,728 Views 28 Comments

Boris Johnson did not rule out triggering Article 16.

# protocol - Friday 17 September, 2021

Anti-protocol demonstration staged in loyalist area of Belfast
# Protocol Protest
# Protocol Protest

Anti-protocol demonstration staged in loyalist area of Belfast

Sep 17th 2021, 10:52 PM 26,141 Views 45 Comments

TUV leader Jim Allister and loyalist activist Moore Holmes were among the speakers.

# 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 15,768 Views 17 Comments

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

# protocol - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Propaganda about the Protocol 'rife' among Loyalist communities
# Protocol
# Protocol

Propaganda about the Protocol 'rife' among Loyalist communities

Jul 7th 2021, 4:28 PM 20,006 Views 21 Comments

Eileen Weir, a veteran community worker, gave evidence to the NI Affairs Committee in the UK Parliament.

# protocol - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol
# Poll
# Poll

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol

Jun 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,548 Views 8 Comments

47% of respondents said the Protocol is appropriate for Northern Ireland, while the same number disagreed.

# 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 16,115 Views 33 Comments

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

# protocol - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says
# Protocol
# Protocol

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says

Jun 24th 2021, 9:24 PM 10,302 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister said he hopes progress will be made in the sausage war trade dispute between the UK and the EU.

# protocol - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 1:45 PM 19,027 Views 39 Comments

The comments came after outgoing DUP leader Edwin Poots said he had received a personal assurance that changes would be made to the Protocol.

# protocol - Monday 14 June, 2021

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 8:41 AM 38,380 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron

# protocol - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol

May 25th 2021, 7:44 AM 39,772 Views 56 Comments

A new raft of checks at the ports of Belfast and Larne under the terms of the Protocol have sparked anger among unionists.

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