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Northern Ireland business leaders tell US delegation compromise is needed over Protocol
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Northern Ireland business leaders tell US delegation compromise is needed over Protocol

Fri 1:31 PM 8,787 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Thu 6:55 AM 16,750 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Wed 4:38 PM 31,361 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
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Unionists seethe at 'meddling Americans' as Richie Neal and Co. visit Derry

Updated Wed 3:15 PM 43,633 Views 33 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.
Jeffrey Donaldson accuses US Congressman visiting Dublin of 'slavish adherence to Sinn Féin dogma'
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Jeffrey Donaldson accuses US Congressman visiting Dublin of 'slavish adherence to Sinn Féin dogma'

Updated Tue 6:13 PM 38,207 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.
Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
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Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated May 20th 2022, 9:20 PM 78,725 Views 66 Comments

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

May 19th 2022, 9:03 PM 6,496 Views 1 Comment

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

Updated May 19th 2022, 1:17 PM 67,752 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.

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

Updated May 18th 2022, 8:15 PM 20,327 Views 10 Comments

The UK is seeking to unilaterally change the Withdrawal Agreement.

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

May 18th 2022, 12:16 PM 19,571 Views 28 Comments

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

EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol
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EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 2:54 PM 47,444 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
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O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 10:25 AM 29,304 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.

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
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Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful

Updated May 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 34,178 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”.

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

May 14th 2022, 7:11 PM 15,081 Views 28 Comments

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

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

May 13th 2022, 10:15 AM 41,695 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.
Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
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Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’

Updated May 12th 2022, 6:23 PM 39,716 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.
Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
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Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,164 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.

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

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:51 PM 62,865 Views 49 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2022, 10:54 PM 16,882 Views 7 Comments

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

€32m to be given to local councils for repairs and upgrades to marine infrastructure
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€32m to be given to local councils for repairs and upgrades to marine infrastructure

Apr 25th 2022, 6:45 AM 13,134 Views 3 Comments

The funding will be used for projects such as repairing and enhancing public slipways, piers and pontoons.

Johnson says UK Government ready to take measures to 'fix' Northern Ireland Protocol
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Johnson says UK Government ready to take measures to 'fix' Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Apr 22nd 2022, 5:03 PM 26,646 Views 33 Comments

Boris Johnson claimed the Northern Ireland Protocol ‘does not command the confidence of a large part’ of the population in the Northern Ireland.

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Anglo-Irish relations: Simon Coveney meets with Liverpool and Manchester mayors in Dublin

Mar 29th 2022, 9:30 PM 17,512 Views 11 Comments

Ireland is focusing on building relationships with parts of the UK outside of London as part of its post-Brexit plan.

Northern Ireland Protocol ‘not sustainable’ in current format, Brandon Lewis claims
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Northern Ireland Protocol ‘not sustainable’ in current format, Brandon Lewis claims

Mar 28th 2022, 10:00 PM 16,744 Views 19 Comments

The British Northern Ireland Secretary said 200 GB businesses are not trading with the North.

Oireachtas committee writes to NI Secretary over concerns regarding new Brexit border rules
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Oireachtas committee writes to NI Secretary over concerns regarding new Brexit border rules

Mar 28th 2022, 1:27 PM 9,893 Views 8 Comments

The new rules are due to come into force in 2025.

Coveney urges UK to reconsider Northern Ireland border pass proposal
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Coveney urges UK to reconsider Northern Ireland border pass proposal

Mar 23rd 2022, 7:52 PM 17,375 Views 21 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister raised concerns about plans for foreigners to have an Electronic Travel Authorisation pass when crossing the border.

Terror threat level in Northern Ireland lowered but attack still 'likely'
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Terror threat level in Northern Ireland lowered but attack still 'likely'

Updated Mar 22nd 2022, 6:58 PM 19,988 Views 0 Comments

The assessment was made by MI5 – the British internal intelligence agency.

Boris Johnson under fire for comparing Ukraine fighting Russian invasion to UK's Brexit vote
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Boris Johnson under fire for comparing Ukraine fighting Russian invasion to UK's Brexit vote

Mar 19th 2022, 5:13 PM 37,278 Views 38 Comments

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said the UK Prime Minister “is a national embarrassment”.

Appeals to ruling against challenges to lawfulness of NI Protocol dismissed
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Appeals to ruling against challenges to lawfulness of NI Protocol dismissed

Mar 14th 2022, 12:38 PM 11,422 Views 6 Comments

The case was pursued in the names of unionists and Brexiteers from across the UK.

Martin: Growing view in Northern Ireland that Brexit protocol is working
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Martin: Growing view in Northern Ireland that Brexit protocol is working

Mar 12th 2022, 4:48 PM 18,119 Views 5 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking to reporters at the Embassy of Ireland in London.

Brexit not as calamitous for Ireland as feared, politicians told
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Brexit not as calamitous for Ireland as feared, politicians told

Mar 9th 2022, 2:05 PM 10,850 Views 11 Comments

Irish politicians were also warned that continuing uncertainty over post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland is ‘dampening’ investment.

Irish exports hit their highest-ever level in 2021 while trade with Northern Ireland surged
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Irish exports hit their highest-ever level in 2021 while trade with Northern Ireland surged

Feb 15th 2022, 4:01 PM 10,257 Views 11 Comments

Imports and exports to and from Northern Ireland both rose by nearly €4 billion.

Jeffrey Donaldson says no to chances of Protocol deal as unionists discuss pre-election pact
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Jeffrey Donaldson says no to chances of Protocol deal as unionists discuss pre-election pact

Feb 12th 2022, 11:57 AM 28,439 Views 27 Comments

The DUP leader says the chances of a deal are “quite small”.

DUP urges Johnson to commit to Article 16, Taoiseach says benefits of Protocol not acknowledged
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DUP urges Johnson to commit to Article 16, Taoiseach says benefits of Protocol not acknowledged

Feb 6th 2022, 3:35 PM 18,467 Views 47 Comments

Triggering Article 16 could suspend elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

An extract from our Brexit newsletter: The Protocol will be a pawn in the North's May election
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An extract from our Brexit newsletter: The Protocol will be a pawn in the North's May election

Feb 4th 2022, 6:12 PM 8,654 Views 2 Comments

The intricacies of Northern Ireland politics has add another layer of confusion for post Brexit trade.

Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm
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Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm

Feb 4th 2022, 2:26 PM 22,937 Views 24 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.

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

Updated Feb 3rd 2022, 1:30 PM 38,531 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.
Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?
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Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:30 PM 20,640 Views 9 Comments

Poots claims he no longer has the legal authority to continue the Protocol checks – but local politics is also at play.

Protocol dispute: NI minister Edwin Poots orders Irish Sea border agri-checks to end at midnight
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Protocol dispute: NI minister Edwin Poots orders Irish Sea border agri-checks to end at midnight

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 6:40 PM 73,775 Views 46 Comments
  • Edwin Poots has argued that he has received legal advice in favour of him suspending checks unilaterally.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said the move, if carried out, would be a “breach of international law”.
  • It is yet unclear whether the senior civil servant in Poots' department can legally comply with the order.
Boris Johnson sets out on plans to remove EU laws with new 'Brexit Freedoms' bill
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Boris Johnson sets out on plans to remove EU laws with new 'Brexit Freedoms' bill

Jan 31st 2022, 7:32 AM 24,595 Views 18 Comments

Announcements will be seen as an attempt by Boris Johnson to steer the narrative away from allegations of rule-breaking gatherings.

Checks for goods between Northern Ireland and Britain not fit for purpose, say EU officials
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Checks for goods between Northern Ireland and Britain not fit for purpose, say EU officials

Jan 28th 2022, 10:44 PM 20,832 Views 19 Comments

Simon Coveney held a call with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, as negotiations between the UK and the EU continue.

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