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#Protocol

# 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 44,580 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 27,322 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 34,682 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 26,098 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 15,719 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 19,968 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 13,507 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 16,101 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 10,298 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 19,005 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 38,338 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 39,741 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 9,184 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 11,851 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 25,316 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 19,473 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 13,462 Views 11 Comments

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

# protocol - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

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 59,730 Views 96 Comments

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

# protocol - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move

Jan 31st 2021, 9:34 AM 38,155 Views 60 Comments

The bloc backtracked on the move, imposed unilaterally as it faces shortfalls on vaccine supplies.

# protocol - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Premier League footballers branded 'brainless' for breaching Covid-19 protocols to celebrate goals
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

Premier League footballers branded 'brainless' for breaching Covid-19 protocols to celebrate goals

Jan 14th 2021, 12:26 PM 7,081 Views 15 Comments

Players who continue to hug and kiss after scoring have been reminded about unnecessary contact.

# protocol - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Scotland in disarray as Covid-19 rules out three players on eve of Euro play-off
# Protocol
From The42
# Protocol

Scotland in disarray as Covid-19 rules out three players on eve of Euro play-off

Oct 7th 2020, 6:15 PM 10,292 Views 1 Comment

They’re due to face Israel tomorrow.

# protocol - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Catlin withdrawn from English Championship after restaurant visit
# Protocol
From The42
# Protocol

Catlin withdrawn from English Championship after restaurant visit

Aug 5th 2020, 1:32 PM 5,679 Views 0 Comments

The American has apologised and accepted the European Tour’s decision.

# protocol - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Two Tyrone GAA clubs suspend activity after senior player tests positive for Covid-19
# Protocol
From The42
# Protocol

Two Tyrone GAA clubs suspend activity after senior player tests positive for Covid-19

Jul 21st 2020, 9:44 PM 5,859 Views 2 Comments

The positive test came after Eglish and Aghaloo met in a Division 2 game at the weekend.

# protocol - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Zero notices issued to employers following 800 back-to-work Covid-19 checks
# INspections
# INspections

Zero notices issued to employers following 800 back-to-work Covid-19 checks

Jun 9th 2020, 6:00 PM 43,962 Views 14 Comments

Labour TD Ged Nash expressed concern about the figures this afternoon.

# protocol - Monday 1 June, 2020

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says

Jun 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 12,814 Views 3 Comments

It has been nearly two weeks since the UK published its proposal for the Northern Ireland protocol.

# protocol - Saturday 23 May, 2020

No customs infrastructure, but some checks: The UK's conflicted plan for the Northern Ireland Protocol
# Protocol
# Protocol

No customs infrastructure, but some checks: The UK's conflicted plan for the Northern Ireland Protocol

May 23rd 2020, 9:00 PM 22,519 Views 7 Comments

Here’s what happened with Brexit this week.

# protocol - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Munster's medical team cleared following investigation into Conor Murray head injury
# Protocol
From The42
# Protocol

Munster's medical team cleared following investigation into Conor Murray head injury

Mar 8th 2017, 11:40 AM 10,721 Views 2 Comments

World Rugby Head Injury Assessment protocol was correctly followed in Glasgow game, says EPCR.

# protocol - Monday 6 February, 2017

Mattie Donnelly's second concussion in seven months puts him in doubt for Dublin clash
# Protocol
From The42
# Protocol

Mattie Donnelly's second concussion in seven months puts him in doubt for Dublin clash

Feb 6th 2017, 11:59 AM 4,659 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Kerry defender Shane Enright was treated in hospital for concussion after an accidental collision with Michael Murphy.

# protocol - Friday 23 January, 2015

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today
# Head Of State
# Head Of State

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today

Jan 23rd 2015, 4:56 PM 20,258 Views 101 Comments

This was to mark the passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

# protocol - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

The NSA targeted an Irish company as part of its data-gathering activities
# Encryption
# Encryption

The NSA targeted an Irish company as part of its data-gathering activities

Dec 31st 2014, 2:53 PM 9,819 Views 20 Comments

The latest documents released by Edward Snowden found that the NSA targeted SecurityKISS, a VPN service based in Dublin, using its computer system XKeyscore.

# protocol - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

The ozone hole is recovering so well it's adding to global warming
# Live Green
# Live Green

The ozone hole is recovering so well it's adding to global warming

Sep 10th 2014, 8:08 PM 17,323 Views 50 Comments

UN agencies had some news about the environment today.

# protocol - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that
# Cold Storage
# Cold Storage

Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that

Apr 22nd 2014, 10:55 AM 8,909 Views 23 Comments

Both BitVendo and Merrion Vaults are allowing bitcoin owners to store the crypto-currency through cold storage, a service which stores them offline and protects them from security breaches.

# protocol - Saturday 8 February, 2014

What is the protocol for handling an Irish flag?
# Flying High
# Flying High

What is the protocol for handling an Irish flag?

Feb 8th 2014, 4:29 PM 59,094 Views 111 Comments

It’s a symbol of who we are, but how should we handle it?

# protocol - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up
# Dáil
# Dáil

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up

Aug 9th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,562 Views 23 Comments

Following a spat with the Ceann Comhairle, John Halligan said he will not be apologising and has requested his own apology for accusations he verbally abused Seán Barrett.

# protocol - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Ireland signs protocol on violence against women
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland signs protocol on violence against women

Mar 15th 2012, 2:11 PM 2,189 Views 28 Comments

The Government signed the Council of Europe Convention on Violence Against Women, a move which was welcomed by Amnesty International at today’s Universal Periodic Review.

# protocol - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

EU plans to end debt crisis could be adopted ‘without treaty change’ – Kenny
# Referendum
# Referendum

EU plans to end debt crisis could be adopted ‘without treaty change’ – Kenny

Dec 7th 2011, 11:25 AM 3,830 Views 98 Comments

The Taoiseach confirms that proposals put forward by Herman van Rompuy include options which would bypass a referendum.