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#Protocol

# 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 69,368 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 17,698 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 27,496 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 11,304 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 25,337 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 9,029 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 38,322 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 27,076 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 9,919 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 47,594 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 29,352 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 34,221 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 39,769 Views 49 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 14,742 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 21,286 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 18,125 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 21,423 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 19,049 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 22,204 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 20,655 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 73,803 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 23,460 Views 28 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 17,583 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 44,671 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 27,349 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 34,713 Views 27 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 26,130 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 15,758 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 19,990 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 13,536 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 16,105 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 10,301 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 19,019 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 38,356 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 39,760 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.

# protocol - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit

May 12th 2021, 11:06 AM 9,197 Views 21 Comments

Frost and NI Secretary Brandon Lewis met business and community reps during a two-day visit to the North.

# protocol - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

La Liga launches investigation after Messi throws party for Barca players at his home
# Leo's Gaff
From The42
# Leo's Gaff

La Liga launches investigation after Messi throws party for Barca players at his home

May 4th 2021, 5:11 PM 11,868 Views 17 Comments

The get-together on Monday night may have been a breach of Covid-19 protocols.

# protocol - Monday 22 February, 2021

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time
# Brexit
# Brexit

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:59 PM 25,346 Views 22 Comments

Neale Richmond says the legal action by unionists is ill-judged and will further entrench political views.

Taoiseach says there are 'benefits and opportunities' to NI Protocol as unionists launch legal action against it
# These Islands
# These Islands

Taoiseach says there are 'benefits and opportunities' to NI Protocol as unionists launch legal action against it

Feb 22nd 2021, 12:29 PM 19,483 Views 21 Comments
  • Martin welcomed efforts by the UK and EU to find a solution
  • The legal action claims the protocol breaches the Act of Union and the Good Friday Agreement
  • Virtual debate at Westminster on the protocol later today

# protocol - Friday 12 February, 2021

'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 12th 2021, 8:18 AM 13,469 Views 11 Comments

Both sides have agreed to “spare no effort” in implementing solutions.

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