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# Brexit

Last month
November 2023
'Economic blackmail': DUP blasts UK Govt as NI misses out on funding due to Stormont collapse
Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove said no funding was allocated “given the current absence of a working executive and assembly”.
Jeffrey Donaldson says he cannot be certain Stormont will return by end of year
The DUP leader has repeated that “significant” gaps remain between the UK government and his party’s position.
This year
DUP talking to UK's Labour Party but pressing for Stormont return deal with Conservatives
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said he does not want to wait another year for a deal that will allow his party to return to Stormont.
Michelle O’Neill says coming weeks are 'critical' in efforts to restore Stormont
Sinn Féin’s vice president said a pragmatic approach was required by all political parties to ‘get down to business’.
Jeffrey Donaldson says he will not ‘bow to threats’ amid warning of loyalist protests
In response to a letter sent by loyalist activist Jamie Bryson, the DUP leader said his party would not be intimidated over any return to Stormont.
Cross-border red and green lanes take effect as NI secretary says his job 'best in government'
Chris Heaton-Harris says there is “scope” to deal with unionist concerns about the Windsor Framework.
'Easier said than done': Micheál Martin on UK Labour leader's comments about reopening Brexit deal
Keir Starmer has promised to seek a major rewrite of the Brexit negotiations if he wins the next election.
Keir Starmer says he will renegotiate Brexit deal if elected
The UK Labour leader said he would be seeking a closer trading relationship with the EU.
Brexit a driver in rise of English and Welsh people holding Irish passports, UK figures suggest
Figures show a five-fold increase in people born in England and Wales holding both British and Irish passports.
Britain delays introducing post-Brexit border checks until January 2024
The UK had delayed implementing the checks several times since leaving the EU’s customs union and single market in January 2021.
Irish government to fund Erasmus places for students in Northern Ireland
As a result of Brexit, UK students lost access to the EU’s Erasmus+ programme from 2021.
Peter Flanagan: Brexit has failed, Boris has bolted and Sunak has been left with the mess
From London, Flanagan says Sunak’s government seems void of any real vision for the UK, while it’s still dealing with Johnson’s Brexit.
Cross-border trade between Ireland and the North 'increased significantly' since Brexit: ESRI
These figures, according to the ESRI report, signify “high levels of trade integration across the border”.
Joint EU and UK enforcement of post-Brexit trade requires serious consideration, says DUP
The pro-Brexit think tank Centre for Brexit Policy has set out proposals to replace the contentious Northern Ireland Protocol
At least 20% of Brexit supporters would now vote differently, BBC poll suggests
It’s exactly seven years since the Brexit referendum took place.
EU-UK relations seen as improved in months since Boris Johnson departure
Fine Gael MEP Seán Kelly has described the former British prime minister as a “buffoon who didn’t take anything seriously”.
Analysis: Housing in Ireland won’t look any better before the next general election
Economist Victor Duggan looks at the continued decline of housing supply in this country – he doesn’t hold out hope of it improving any time soon.
Campaigners who raised ire of right-wing press insist they're not 'plotting to hijack Eurovision'
Members from the Liverpool for Europe group plan to hand out 75,000 EU flags at this week’s Eurovision in Liverpool.
Northern Ireland secretary says ‘deadlines are deadly’ amid calls to restore Stormont
Chris Heaton-Harris said his focus is on ensuring the executive is in place for the long-term when it returns.
Plans for streamlined post-Brexit trade checks with EU unveiled by UK ministers
The UK government has delayed implementing the trade checks on goods coming from the EU several times since the Brexit withdrawal.
Majority in NI think Windsor Framework could bring economic benefits, poll suggests
The opinion poll was carried out on behalf of researchers at Queen’s University in Belfast.
Opinion: Biden knows the value of his visit to Ireland in the wake of Brexit and Trump
Peter Flanagan looks at the shifting sands in the relationship between the US, UK and Ireland ahead of Biden’s visit.
Windsor Framework gets formal sign-off after success in House of Commons vote
The new post-Brexit deal for Northern Ireland was approved at an official meeting in London.
Govt transfers €150m in Brexit funding to post-Covid fund, to be spent in part on retrofitting
The Taoiseach said the Government “would have liked” to spend the money on businesses and the agricultural sector, but that it faced obstacles in doing so.
'Stormont brake' emphatically passed by House of Commons but DUP confirms no return to power-sharing
The two former prime ministers will form part of an expected backbench rebellion against the agreement negotiated with Brussels.
Varadkar concerned new UK visa waiver scheme will deter tourists from visiting NI
Non-Irish tourists visiting the Republic will need one of the new visa waivers to cross into Northern Ireland.
Aldi in UK to lift restrictions on fresh vegetables as shortages ease
Customers were limited to a maximum of three cucumbers, lettuce, salad bags, broccoli, cauliflower and raspberries per purchase.
Heaton-Harris: Westminster MPs to vote on new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland by end of month
The Windsor Framework reduces the amount of paperwork required to move good from Britain to Northern Ireland.
UK's post-Brexit immigration rules may be relaxed due to labour shortage
The UK currently has about one million unfilled jobs.
DUP to form group featuring Arlene Foster and Peter Robinson to consult on Windsor Framework
Donaldson also said that having Stormont working again for the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement next month is not a deadline he is working to.
Jeffery Donaldson: DUP will not be knocked off course by rhetoric
Donaldson reiterated that his party will take time to secure “clear answers” on aspects of proposed arrangements.
Boris Johnson says he wishes he had cut corporation tax to 'outbid the Irish' when he was PM
Johnson also challenged Rishi Sunak to cut corporation tax to ‘Irish levels or lower’.
Bertie Ahern continues media blitz with appearance on The News Agents podcast
Bertie Ahern told the podcast that Boris Johnson could not have secured the ‘Windsor Framework’ deal.
Opinion: Identity politics dominated Britain's Brexit - let's not make the same mistakes
Peter Flanagan looks at our neighbours’ decision to leave the EU and whether we can learn the lessons here.
An emotional Steve Baker regrets 'Brexit hardman' image and speaks about 'mental health crisis'
Baker has urged his Tory colleagues to back the Windsor Framework.
'Look who finally got Brexit done': The British papers make for nice reading for Rishi Sunak
Today’s Front pages, known as splashes in the newspaper trade, are characteristically jingoistic and slightly despairing in equal measure.
Analysis: A deal on the Protocol is done but it's only now that the hard work begins
Former UK/EU negotiator Sydney Nash looks at the political wrangling ahead if the new Windsor Framework is to work.
What does the 'breakthrough' Windsor Framework mean for Northern Ireland?
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen finalised the deal this afternoon.
Sunak hails ‘decisive breakthrough’ in Northern Ireland Protocol as deal reached
The Northern Ireland Protocol has been the stumbling block ever since the UK officially left the EU three years ago.
D-Day for Protocol talks as von der Leyen visits Sunak to tackle 'complex challenges'
The two leaders will hold a joint press conference if a revised deal is signed-off.
The visit of von der Leyen to London is seen as a measure of how close the sides are to agreeing a deal.
Sunak is planning to brief his Cabinet before potentially announcing the details of deal.
Former minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he does not believe Sunak has done enough to convince the DUP to re-enter into power-sharing.