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# brexit - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

The final hurdle: Post-Brexit trade deal given 'big green light' by MEPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

The final hurdle: Post-Brexit trade deal given 'big green light' by MEPs

Apr 28th 2021, 9:55 AM 11,735 Views 11 Comments

Members of the European Parliament had threatened to reject the agreement over the UK’s actions on the NI Protocol.

# brexit - Monday 19 April, 2021

Brother of loyalist murder victim disrupts protest over Northern Ireland Protocol
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brother of loyalist murder victim disrupts protest over Northern Ireland Protocol

Apr 19th 2021, 4:48 PM 38,527 Views 14 Comments

Gareth McCord’s brother Raymond was beaten to death by a UVF gang in north Belfast in 1997.

Brexit triggers a 'very weak' start to the year at Dublin Port as cargo volumes plunge
# Port In A Storm
# Port In A Storm

Brexit triggers a 'very weak' start to the year at Dublin Port as cargo volumes plunge

Apr 19th 2021, 11:49 AM 12,438 Views 10 Comments

Trade with the UK declined by 29% while trade with other EU ports increased by nearly 18%.

# brexit - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

Apr 18th 2021, 3:30 PM 20,976 Views 27 Comments

Micheal Martin said Brexit was one of the causes of the ‘terrible scenes’ of rioting in Belfast recently.

# brexit - Friday 16 April, 2021

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues

Apr 16th 2021, 7:08 AM 9,231 Views 8 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic have met in Brussels.

# brexit - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Apr 14th 2021, 3:26 PM 5,499 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

# brexit - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises

Apr 13th 2021, 5:09 PM 35,539 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson was of sowing mistrust among the unionist community, and is not “a casual observer” to events in the North.

# brexit - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
# Belfast Violence
# Belfast Violence

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out

Apr 8th 2021, 10:08 AM 23,281 Views 37 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
# Explainer
# Explainer

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 AM 23,771 Views 49 Comments

It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions

# brexit - Thursday 25 March, 2021

The Explainer: Why is there talk of an EU-UK 'vaccine war'?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there talk of an EU-UK 'vaccine war'?

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,436 Views 19 Comments

What’s going on? We take a look in this week’s episode.

# brexit - Monday 22 March, 2021

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says

Mar 22nd 2021, 10:58 AM 10,599 Views 10 Comments

One of the party’s Stormont ministers said such a move would be ‘counter-productive’.

# brexit - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Imports from Britain have dropped by over €900 million since Brexit
# Through The Floor
# Through The Floor

Imports from Britain have dropped by over €900 million since Brexit

Mar 18th 2021, 2:52 PM 43,703 Views 29 Comments

Meanwhile, Britain accounted for just 7% of exports from Ireland.

# brexit - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future
# TGIP
# TGIP

The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future

Mar 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 35,802 Views 34 Comments

Northern Ireland’s elected reps weren’t at the Brexit talks, where very detailed aspects of NI trade were regularly discussed.

# brexit - Monday 15 March, 2021

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 1:45 PM 16,017 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission is taking steps towards proceedings over the alleged breach of the NI Protocol.

# brexit - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU

Mar 14th 2021, 3:07 PM 23,431 Views 57 Comments

Foster wants the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol to be replaced.

# brexit - Friday 12 March, 2021

British exports to EU plunged by 41% in January, while non-EU exports increased by 1.7%
# Brexit
# Brexit

British exports to EU plunged by 41% in January, while non-EU exports increased by 1.7%

Mar 12th 2021, 1:01 PM 19,514 Views 46 Comments

The UK officially left the Single Market and Customs Union on 31 December, leading to new trading rules from New Year’s Day.

# brexit - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members

Mar 11th 2021, 11:48 AM 10,864 Views 11 Comments

Simon Coveney and EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus.

# brexit - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster

Mar 9th 2021, 5:21 PM 18,678 Views 40 Comments

The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the UK government, accusing it of breaching the terms of the protocol.

# brexit - Monday 8 March, 2021

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust

Mar 8th 2021, 12:29 PM 15,021 Views 10 Comments

The former ambassador says the decision by the UK to act unilaterally on some issues in relation to the Brexit Protocol is another deeply unhelpful move.

# brexit - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled

Mar 7th 2021, 2:30 PM 30,733 Views 91 Comments

Foster has warned of an avalanche of checks on goods coming in to the region after grace periods end.

British chief Brexit negotiator calls on EU to ‘shake off remaining ill will'
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

British chief Brexit negotiator calls on EU to ‘shake off remaining ill will'

Mar 7th 2021, 7:51 AM 24,859 Views 69 Comments

Whitehall has extended a series of ‘grace periods’ designed to ease trade between Northern Ireland and Britain.

# brexit - Friday 5 March, 2021

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury
# Did It Again
# Did It Again

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury

Mar 5th 2021, 3:16 PM 40,549 Views 32 Comments

The European Commission is taking legal action against the UK government for its latest moves regarding the Northern Ireland protocol.

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position

Mar 5th 2021, 11:20 AM 32,090 Views 48 Comments

This is Brexit: so expect to see more rows between the UK and EU, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 9:28 AM 34,186 Views 83 Comments

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’

Mar 5th 2021, 7:49 AM 14,678 Views 24 Comments

Jen Psaki, White House spokeswoman, spoke of Biden’s support for the agreement during the daily press briefing.

# brexit - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'
# Solo Run
# Solo Run

Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'

Updated Mar 3rd 2021, 7:16 PM 41,372 Views 56 Comments
  • The UK announced that it would extend a grace period on health certs required for agrifoods going from GB to NI.
  • This caused a stir as the decision should be made jointly by the EU and UK; and the EU had been considering it anyway.
  • Maroš Šefčovič is to speak with David Frost tonight to raise the EU's "strong concerns" about the decision.
Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 19,351 Views 17 Comments

Arlene Foster has rejected the suggestion that DUP Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons could be overruled by the wider Stormont Executive.

# brexit - Monday 1 March, 2021

A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections

Mar 1st 2021, 1:48 PM 14,699 Views 39 Comments

The Minister of State for Electoral Reform has said that a “stand alone” referendum on the issue would be his preference.

Tonnes of new ferry routes have helped to Brexit-proof Irish trade - but choppy waters could yet be ahead
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tonnes of new ferry routes have helped to Brexit-proof Irish trade - but choppy waters could yet be ahead

Mar 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 44,651 Views 24 Comments

Transporting products across the UK landbridge is going to get rougher before it gets smoother.

# brexit - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'
# Brexit Checks
# Brexit Checks

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'

Feb 28th 2021, 10:30 AM 48,961 Views 57 Comments

Representatives of Irish hauliers have said they are being held up for longer than they should because of French officials.

# brexit - Friday 26 February, 2021

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports

Feb 26th 2021, 6:38 PM 47,535 Views 37 Comments

DUP minister for agriculture Gordon Lyons has also stopped any further recruitment of inspection staff.

# brexit - Thursday 25 February, 2021

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues

Feb 25th 2021, 3:47 PM 15,300 Views 7 Comments

The EU and UK are locked in talks to make post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland work more smoothly.

# brexit - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol

Feb 24th 2021, 10:10 PM 19,310 Views 34 Comments

The UK Government recently made a request to the European Commission for an extension of grace periods until 2023.

# brexit - 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 25,278 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 19,460 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

# brexit - Sunday 21 February, 2021

DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 21st 2021, 4:58 PM 35,945 Views 54 Comments

A group of DUP members have engaged senior legal counsel to prepare for a series of challenges to the protocol.

# brexit - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'
# Article 16
# Article 16

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 4:47 PM 47,013 Views 27 Comments

European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič addressed TDs and Senators today.

# brexit - 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 13,455 Views 11 Comments

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

The cost of bread in Ireland could be about to rise by 9% because of Brexit
# Flour Power
# Flour Power

The cost of bread in Ireland could be about to rise by 9% because of Brexit

Feb 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 41,089 Views 138 Comments

There is a perfect storm of factors that may make bread being sold in Ireland more expensive.

# brexit - Thursday 11 February, 2021

The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?

Feb 11th 2021, 6:30 PM 10,511 Views 2 Comments

We take a closer look on this week’s episode.