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# brexit - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers

Thu 9:44 PM 34,763 Views 53 Comments

The Tánaiste said he believes the UK is not being “even handed” over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# brexit - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

EU negotiator says it is 'high time we got Brexit done' over UK threats on NI Protocol
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

EU negotiator says it is 'high time we got Brexit done' over UK threats on NI Protocol

Wed 9:03 PM 20,077 Views 10 Comments

“You may not hear this often from a European Commissioner, but it is high time we got Brexit done.”

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

Wed 9:11 AM 20,064 Views 24 Comments

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

# brexit - Monday 27 June, 2022

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
# Brexit
# Brexit

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate

Updated Jun 27th 2022, 10:21 PM 42,580 Views 33 Comments

MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.

# brexit - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?
# Democracy
# Democracy

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 9,469 Views 17 Comments

Eurosceptic rhetoric has softened in the wake of Brexit but still allows questions of a less-than-perfect system.

# brexit - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’
# Not So United
# Not So United

Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’

Jun 23rd 2022, 7:26 PM 23,930 Views 30 Comments

The debate comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon began laying out the case for a second Scottish independence referendum.

# brexit - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Ireland could be ‘semi-detached’ from single market over Protocol Bill, warns Bertie Ahern

Jun 21st 2022, 7:54 PM 31,187 Views 58 Comments

The scenario is a “step or two nearer” following the publication of UK legislation, the former Taoiseach said.

# brexit - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Taoiseach warns of ‘serious situation’ if UK scraps Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach warns of ‘serious situation’ if UK scraps Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Jun 19th 2022, 11:20 AM 22,299 Views 17 Comments

It comes as the UK tables legislation that aims to override significant parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# brexit - Friday 17 June, 2022

UK plan to rip up Northern Ireland Protocol ‘politically driven’, says EU chief
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK plan to rip up Northern Ireland Protocol ‘politically driven’, says EU chief

Jun 17th 2022, 7:21 AM 12,999 Views 14 Comments

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic said tabling the Bill was ‘very damaging’ to EU-UK relations.

# brexit - 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 17,918 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.

# brexit - Monday 13 June, 2022

As it happened: Bill to override protocol presented as UK claims 'genuinely exceptional situation'
Live Jun 13th 2022, 8:55 PM

As it happened: Bill to override protocol presented as UK claims 'genuinely exceptional situation'

  • The Bill would see customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain effectively scrapped.
  • It also proposes giving UK government ministers the power to change almost every aspect of the text.
  • Ireland and the EU have made clear that such steps would amount to a breach of international law.
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 27,675 Views 43 Comments

The Bill was published this evening.

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected
# Rwanda Policy
# Rwanda Policy

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected

Jun 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 9,240 Views 16 Comments

The UK’s Court of Appeal judges rejected a legal bid to block the first flight due to relocate asylum seekers under a controversial new policy.

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 11,380 Views 16 Comments

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

# brexit - Sunday 12 June, 2022

‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre
# UK
# UK

‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 6:44 PM 20,285 Views 32 Comments

The immigration policy has come in for criticism from various groups.

# brexit - Thursday 9 June, 2022

New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney

Jun 9th 2022, 11:16 AM 10,226 Views 9 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney has urged the UK Government to step back from its plan to publish domestic legislation.

# brexit - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

UK govt to publish 'lawful' bill on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

UK govt to publish 'lawful' bill on Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 8th 2022, 12:31 PM 11,779 Views 15 Comments

The legislation will be focused on products – except for live animals – which move within the UK’s internal market.

The Good Information Podcast: Brexit - how it will continue to affect us
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Good Information Podcast: Brexit - how it will continue to affect us

Jun 8th 2022, 10:42 AM 3,184 Views 0 Comments

Brexit continues to complicate matters in Ireland. Can we overcome it?

# brexit - Friday 3 June, 2022

Senior British Conservative under fire for arguing UK should rejoin EU single market
# Tobias Ellwood
# Tobias Ellwood

Senior British Conservative under fire for arguing UK should rejoin EU single market

Jun 3rd 2022, 8:05 AM 32,073 Views 37 Comments

Tobias Ellwood claims there is an ‘appetite’ in Britain to make ‘course corrections’ to the current Brexit model.

# brexit - Monday 30 May, 2022

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?

May 30th 2022, 4:40 PM 28,561 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday made the claim yesterday.

# brexit - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Boris Johnson ‘paving the way for increased use of imperial measurements’
# Weighty Subject
# Weighty Subject

Boris Johnson ‘paving the way for increased use of imperial measurements’

Updated May 29th 2022, 1:41 PM 42,716 Views 70 Comments

The Prime Minister reportedly wants to make an announcement on Friday to coincide with Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

# brexit - 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 9,042 Views 10 Comments

The US Congressional group met business organisations as their last engagement on their trip to the island of Ireland.

# brexit - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Majority in North think Brexit has increased likelihood of united Ireland – survey
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Majority in North think Brexit has increased likelihood of united Ireland – survey

May 26th 2022, 6:55 AM 16,922 Views 13 Comments

The poll also found that 48% support for Northern Ireland remaining part of the UK.

# brexit - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'
# Swiss Teesh
# Swiss Teesh

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'

May 25th 2022, 4:38 PM 31,602 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking to Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum.

Unionists seethe at 'meddling Americans' as Richie Neal and Co. visit Derry
# Perfect Foyle
# Perfect Foyle

Unionists seethe at 'meddling Americans' as Richie Neal and Co. visit Derry

Updated May 25th 2022, 3:15 PM 43,894 Views 34 Comments
  • Neal angered unionists yesterday by saying that issues around the Protocol were 'manufactured'.
  • Asked about his upcoming meeting with DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson, Neal said they have known each other 'for a long time'.
  • The nine-strong US delegation today visited the Derry Girls mural as well as the city's walls and Peace Bridge.

# brexit - 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 38,339 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.

# brexit - Friday 20 May, 2022

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
# Brexit
# Brexit

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated May 20th 2022, 9:20 PM 79,057 Views 65 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

# brexit - Thursday 19 May, 2022

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

May 19th 2022, 9:03 PM 6,538 Views 0 Comments

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

Up to Truss to confirm if she made Irish 'turnip' remarks around a no-deal Brexit - Varadkar
# Brexit
# Brexit

Up to Truss to confirm if she made Irish 'turnip' remarks around a no-deal Brexit - Varadkar

Updated May 19th 2022, 1:17 PM 68,005 Views 26 Comments

A no-deal Brexit would only affect a few Irish ‘farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks’, Truss allegedly said.

# brexit - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Exasperation over UK actions but Irish officials don't expect Brussels to be 'bounced' into Protocol response
# Brexit
# Brexit

Exasperation over UK actions but Irish officials don't expect Brussels to be 'bounced' into Protocol response

Updated May 18th 2022, 8:15 PM 20,390 Views 10 Comments

The UK is seeking to unilaterally change the Withdrawal Agreement.

British Government is 'all take and take some more' in NI Protocol debacle - Tánaiste

British Government is 'all take and take some more' in NI Protocol debacle - Tánaiste

May 18th 2022, 12:16 PM 19,635 Views 28 Comments

Varadkar said the UK’s threats to disapply parts of the Protocol are creating an “atmosphere of distrust”.

# brexit - 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 47,628 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 29,359 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.

# brexit - 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 34,231 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”.

# brexit - Saturday 14 May, 2022

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says

May 14th 2022, 7:11 PM 15,107 Views 28 Comments

Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.

# brexit - Friday 13 May, 2022

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function

May 13th 2022, 10:15 AM 41,829 Views 63 Comments
  • The DUP leader is refusing to sit in Stormont until issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
  • Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said the party are "disgracefully holding the public to ransom for their Brexit mess".
  • The UK Government has indicated that it is set to override parts of the post-Brexit agreement.

# brexit - 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 39,777 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.

# brexit - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,202 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

# brexit - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:51 PM 63,094 Views 49 Comments

The protocol effectively creates checks on goods flowing from Britain to Northern Ireland to allow an open border.

# brexit - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Brandon Lewis: Move against Northern Ireland Protocol unlikely to be in Queen’s Speech
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brandon Lewis: Move against Northern Ireland Protocol unlikely to be in Queen’s Speech

May 4th 2022, 10:54 PM 16,898 Views 7 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said the Government is focusing on resolving issues with an agreement with the EU.

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