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#Northern Ireland Protocol

# northern-ireland-protocol - Last month November 2022

Irish MEPs 'positive' about resolving Northern Ireland Protocol issues
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Irish MEPs 'positive' about resolving Northern Ireland Protocol issues

Nov 9th 2022, 10:15 PM 8,643 Views 7 Comments

The UK had previously signalled it would act unilaterally on the Protocol.

Coveney says UK-EU post-Brexit deal is 'doable' by the end of the year
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says UK-EU post-Brexit deal is 'doable' by the end of the year

Nov 8th 2022, 10:09 PM 7,619 Views 10 Comments

It comes after the European Commission vice president said a deal could happen within weeks with the right “political will”.

Debunked: No, the NI Protocol has not impacted on heart surgeries in Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Debunked: No, the NI Protocol has not impacted on heart surgeries in Northern Ireland

Nov 2nd 2022, 6:41 PM 15,290 Views 0 Comments

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has said the Protocol is responsible for delays to cardiac services.

# northern-ireland-protocol - This year 2022

DUP leader says debris of protocol must be cleared for Stormont to return
# Protocol
# Protocol

DUP leader says debris of protocol must be cleared for Stormont to return

Oct 17th 2022, 6:47 AM 16,122 Views 17 Comments

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson will meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin later today.

DUP will not return to powersharing without changes to Protocol, says Donaldson
# DUP
# DUP

DUP will not return to powersharing without changes to Protocol, says Donaldson

Oct 8th 2022, 3:27 PM 19,865 Views 33 Comments

The DUP leader told its annual conference that changes must be secured to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Labour says it would deliver ‘rapid deals’ with the EU on NI trade issues if it wins power
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Labour says it would deliver ‘rapid deals’ with the EU on NI trade issues if it wins power

Sep 26th 2022, 7:09 PM 13,715 Views 11 Comments

Peter Kyle said there are ‘problems’ with the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Ireland’s ambassador to the UK urges negotiations to resolve Northern Ireland Protocol row
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ireland’s ambassador to the UK urges negotiations to resolve Northern Ireland Protocol row

Sep 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 8,391 Views 6 Comments

Martin Fraser said he was an optimist about the chances of resolving the issues around the Protocol.

Biden and Truss discuss Northern Ireland Protocol and Russia in New York meeting
# Us Uk Relations
# Us Uk Relations

Biden and Truss discuss Northern Ireland Protocol and Russia in New York meeting

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 9:30 PM 12,595 Views 11 Comments

The leaders met to talk in New York today.

Almost two thirds of people in Ireland are in favour of Ukraine joining the EU, poll shows
# Europe
# Europe

Almost two thirds of people in Ireland are in favour of Ukraine joining the EU, poll shows

Sep 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 12,846 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to the latest annual European Movement Ireland ‘Ireland and the EU’ poll.

NI Protocol debacle can't be allowed to become 'huge headache' for farmers - Coveney
# Pain In The Head
# Pain In The Head

NI Protocol debacle can't be allowed to become 'huge headache' for farmers - Coveney

Sep 20th 2022, 6:09 PM 6,189 Views 1 Comment

The minister discussed the issue at the Ploughing Championships, where 90,000 people descended on Co Laois today.

UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats over NI Protocol
# Protocol
# Protocol

UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats over NI Protocol

Sep 15th 2022, 2:07 PM 11,404 Views 5 Comments

The UK Government is understood to have told Brussels it will continue with the grace periods relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

EU Brexit chief considers reducing Northern Ireland border checks
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU Brexit chief considers reducing Northern Ireland border checks

Sep 12th 2022, 9:10 AM 22,662 Views 20 Comments

Sefcovic said physical checks would only be made on suspicion of smuggling.

Michelle O'Neill tells new Northern Ireland Secretary executive is ‘desperately’ needed
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill tells new Northern Ireland Secretary executive is ‘desperately’ needed

Sep 8th 2022, 3:53 PM 10,296 Views 20 Comments

Chris Heaton-Harris met Sinn Féin’s deputy leader in Dungannon today.

Taoiseach says he 'takes heart' from UK PM's comments about Northern Ireland Protocol
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

Taoiseach says he 'takes heart' from UK PM's comments about Northern Ireland Protocol

Sep 7th 2022, 5:04 PM 20,114 Views 16 Comments

Liz Truss said a negotiated solution with the EU would have to deliver ‘all of the things we set out in the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill’

Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'
# Assembly
# Assembly

Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'

Sep 3rd 2022, 12:38 PM 13,870 Views 24 Comments

Martin was speaking in Oxford earlier today.

NI businesses experiencing a 'feast or famine' economy due to protocol - report
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI businesses experiencing a 'feast or famine' economy due to protocol - report

Jul 27th 2022, 7:35 AM 12,852 Views 7 Comments

The report was released by a UK parliamentary committee.

UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney
# Irish-UK Relations
# Irish-UK Relations

UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney

Jul 21st 2022, 12:12 PM 10,214 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he hopes the next British prime minister will not break international law.

FactCheck: Is the protocol stopping Jewish people in the North from practising their religion?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the protocol stopping Jewish people in the North from practising their religion?

Jul 17th 2022, 7:30 AM 20,827 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by former Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis.

UK MPs vote against proposed amendments to Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK MPs vote against proposed amendments to Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 8:29 PM 48,712 Views 17 Comments

The Bill proposes giving UK ministers sweeping powers to change almost every aspect of the post-Brexit deal.

Tory leadership race: Who is backing the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill?
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Tory leadership race: Who is backing the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill?

Jul 13th 2022, 4:18 PM 14,433 Views 9 Comments

All eight contenders for the leadership are set to back the bill in some form.

The Twelfth of July: Belfast Orange lodge says Protocol debate driving influx of new members
# Orange Order
# Orange Order

The Twelfth of July: Belfast Orange lodge says Protocol debate driving influx of new members

Jul 12th 2022, 11:59 PM 33,298 Views 42 Comments

12th of July celebrations made a full return to Northern Ireland today.

Boris Johnson resignation is 'opportunity' to restore partnership on NI, says Taoiseach
# BYe Bye Boris
# BYe Bye Boris

Boris Johnson resignation is 'opportunity' to restore partnership on NI, says Taoiseach

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 2:24 PM 11,117 Views 17 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said that Johnson “will not be missed”.

Shailesh Vara appointed as new Northern Ireland Secretary
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Shailesh Vara appointed as new Northern Ireland Secretary

Jul 7th 2022, 2:01 PM 16,035 Views 10 Comments

He served in the Northern Ireland Office in 2018, but resigned after ten months in response to the UK’s proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill
# Brexit
# Brexit

Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill

Jul 6th 2022, 1:29 PM 10,539 Views 3 Comments

The Westminster legislation would allow customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain to be scrapped.

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

Jun 30th 2022, 9:44 PM 35,397 Views 53 Comments

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

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol
# There May Be Trouble Ahead
# There May Be Trouble Ahead

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol

Jun 28th 2022, 1:32 PM 36,194 Views 12 Comments

The former prime minister said the legislation to scrap parts of the Protocol is illegal and will diminish the UK’s global reputation.

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 42,860 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.

Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return

Jun 26th 2022, 5:59 PM 28,210 Views 25 Comments

Westminster moved to cut MLA pay in 2017 after the executive collapsed over an energy scheme row.

MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol
# Eu-uk Relations
# Eu-uk Relations

MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol

Jun 22nd 2022, 2:53 PM 6,294 Views 5 Comments

Barry Andrews, Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin, said that the US Congressional delegation added “nothing whatsoever”.

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 31,264 Views 58 Comments

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

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 22,351 Views 17 Comments

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

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 13,031 Views 14 Comments

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

Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 3:22 PM 22,378 Views 37 Comments
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland will not be made collateral damage by the plan.
  • Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O'Neill said that the Good Friday Agreement and Brexit were incompatible.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has not given a timeline for his party to return to power-sharing in the north.
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 27,864 Views 43 Comments

The Bill was published this evening.

Coveney warns UK altering Northern Ireland Protocol will 'deeply damage' relationships
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Coveney warns UK altering Northern Ireland Protocol will 'deeply damage' relationships

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:22 AM 19,616 Views 19 Comments
  • The UK is set to introduce legislation to unilaterally change parts of its Brexit deal with the EU.
  • The changes could include the removal of all customs processes for goods moving within the UK.
  • Ireland, the EU and the UK Labour party say changing the agreement would represent a breach of international law.
Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low
# Here We Go Again
# Here We Go Again

Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 6:18 PM 40,700 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald criticised Brandon Lewis, saying he was ‘talking through his hat’.

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns

Jun 9th 2022, 10:53 PM 19,699 Views 15 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice president said Boris Johnson was motivated solely by holding on to power.

Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 8th 2022, 10:50 PM 17,902 Views 27 Comments

The DUP leader said the Protocol has left him being treated like a second-class citizen.

British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row
# Visit
# Visit

British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 10:15 PM 16,985 Views 11 Comments

Starmer will meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin and President Michael D Higgins during the visit.

Boris Johnson says 'nothing and no-one' will stop him carrying on after bruising Tory revolt
# Boris
# Boris

Boris Johnson says 'nothing and no-one' will stop him carrying on after bruising Tory revolt

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 3:00 PM 20,791 Views 20 Comments

Taking Commons questions, Johnson was compared to Monty Python’s black knight who declares mortal injuries are “only a flesh wound”.

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