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#The protocol

# the-protocol - This year 2022

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.

Liz Truss to meet with top Democrat as Northern Ireland Protocol row heats up
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Liz Truss to meet with top Democrat as Northern Ireland Protocol row heats up

May 21st 2022, 7:20 AM 19,330 Views 22 Comments

Meetings between senior US figures and Labour leader Keir Starmer are also set to take place.

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 79,344 Views 66 Comments

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

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 20,417 Views 10 Comments

The UK is seeking to unilaterally change the Withdrawal Agreement.

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 41,919 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.
Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems

Updated May 11th 2022, 8:48 PM 22,997 Views 35 Comments

The foreign affairs minister said the working relationship Ireland and the UK have enjoyed in the past is currently “absent”.

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 63,189 Views 49 Comments

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

What happens to Stormont now that Paul Givan has resigned as First Minister?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What happens to Stormont now that Paul Givan has resigned as First Minister?

Feb 3rd 2022, 8:30 PM 20,882 Views 15 Comments

The resignation comes amid a festering row over the Northern Ireland Protocol and with elections looming.

EU and British Govt say agri-food checks in NI ports still continuing despite Poots order
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

EU and British Govt say agri-food checks in NI ports still continuing despite Poots order

Updated Feb 3rd 2022, 1:30 PM 38,606 Views 20 Comments
  • Mairéad McGuinness said the move created uncertainty and unpredictability for the North.
  • It was unclear this morning whether the order by Edwin Poots last night had been complied with.
  • Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis insists UK government won't intervene.

# the-protocol - Last year 2021

'A lot of people feel they’re not being listened to': What do NI's unionists want after Brexit?
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

'A lot of people feel they’re not being listened to': What do NI's unionists want after Brexit?

Dec 11th 2021, 9:00 PM 34,149 Views 43 Comments

Not all unionists are opposed to the Protocol – so how will their politics change in the years ahead?

Wielding a gun with no ammunition: The UK, the EU and the battle over the Northern Ireland Protocol
# Article 16
# Article 16

Wielding a gun with no ammunition: The UK, the EU and the battle over the Northern Ireland Protocol

Dec 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 29,241 Views 18 Comments

It hasn’t gone away, you know.

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war
# Article 16
# Article 16

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 5:09 PM 26,881 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said triggering Article 16 would mean the EU would have to respond.

Patience ‘very thin’ as EU threatens retaliation over Northern Ireland Protocol
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Patience ‘very thin’ as EU threatens retaliation over Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 4:37 PM 21,430 Views 27 Comments
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 9,211 Views 21 Comments

Frost and NI Secretary Brandon Lewis met business and community reps during a two-day visit to the North.

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 59,787 Views 96 Comments

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

# the-protocol - All time

UK strategy to propose Internal Markets Bill likely 'a high stakes gamble'
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK strategy to propose Internal Markets Bill likely 'a high stakes gamble'

Oct 9th 2020, 6:05 AM 18,798 Views 12 Comments

A comprehensive report analyses the policy decisions around the Internal Market Bill, and where it leaves Brexit trade talks.