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

Mon 1:48 PM 14,125 Views 38 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
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Tonnes of new ferry routes have helped to Brexit-proof Irish trade - but choppy waters could yet be ahead

Mon 12:05 AM 41,494 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Sun 10:30 AM 47,582 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Fri 6:38 PM 47,390 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Thu 3:47 PM 15,022 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Wed 10:10 PM 19,229 Views 34 Comments

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

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time
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Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:59 PM 24,882 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
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Taoiseach says there are 'benefits and opportunities' to NI Protocol as unionists launch legal action against it

Feb 22nd 2021, 12:29 PM 19,335 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
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DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 21st 2021, 4:58 PM 35,729 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 4:47 PM 46,886 Views 27 Comments

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

'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol
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'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 12th 2021, 8:18 AM 13,426 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
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The cost of bread in Ireland could be about to rise by 9% because of Brexit

Feb 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,266 Views 138 Comments

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

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

Feb 11th 2021, 6:30 PM 10,063 Views 2 Comments

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

'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today
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'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today

Feb 11th 2021, 12:22 PM 10,951 Views 8 Comments

“We need to dial down the rhetoric on both sides,” Micheál Martin said in relation to the NI Protocol.

Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports
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Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports

Feb 10th 2021, 10:51 AM 8,104 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs said checks will resume on a phased basis.

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
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Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,224 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
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Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal

Feb 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,904 Views 23 Comments

The Social Democrats TD argues that there has been more time dedicated to the controversial Canadian-EU trade deal on the airwaves and social media than in the Dáil.

Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16
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Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16

Feb 9th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,690 Views 14 Comments

European Affairs Minister Thomas Byrne said the Government is seeking a new safety clause.

1.8 million customs declarations were processed in January – more than in all of 2020
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1.8 million customs declarations were processed in January – more than in all of 2020

Feb 8th 2021, 6:36 PM 20,052 Views 15 Comments

Revenue has apologised for “intermittent performances” with its import system.

Some port workers return to Brexit inspection duties in NI
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Some port workers return to Brexit inspection duties in NI

Feb 5th 2021, 8:35 PM 10,225 Views 2 Comments

Staff had been withdrawn on Monday night amid safety concerns.

Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol
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Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 AM 48,917 Views 105 Comments

Writing in this morning’s Daily Telegraph, Arlene Foster said there is “growing anger at the current arrangements in Northern Ireland”.

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
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Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 33,946 Views 39 Comments
  • UK minister Michael Gove has asked the EU for a Northern Ireland transition period until 2023.
  • Simon Coveney conceded that some of the ways the Protocol is being implemented is causing problems.
  • SDLP MLA Colin McGrath said that there is a danger of any problem in Northern Ireland becoming a "green or orange" issue.
Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
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Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,296 Views 95 Comments

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

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI
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No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 8:13 PM 42,000 Views 55 Comments

The EU asked its officials in Northern Ireland not to go to work and condemned ‘any threats’ to port staff

Staff withdrawn from Belfast and Larne ports over safety concerns
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Staff withdrawn from Belfast and Larne ports over safety concerns

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:31 AM 40,227 Views 62 Comments

Some physical checks on food products have been suspended.

Freight between Ireland and UK dropped by half in January
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Freight between Ireland and UK dropped by half in January

Feb 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 17,340 Views 11 Comments

Trade between Ireland and the UK dropped significantly after the Brexit transition period ended, but is slowly increasing again.

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc
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Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc

Jan 31st 2021, 3:57 PM 33,008 Views 94 Comments

Negotiations between the UK and the bloc are expected to start this year.

Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row
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Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row

Jan 30th 2021, 12:10 PM 43,632 Views 92 Comments

The EU moved to stop the unimpeded flow of vaccines into Northern Ireland last night but u-turned after sharp criticism.

EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea
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EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea

Updated Jan 30th 2021, 7:20 AM 170,053 Views 182 Comments
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU
Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'
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Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'

Jan 29th 2021, 9:18 AM 97,004 Views 109 Comments

Sturgeon said reunification was made ‘more likely’ because of Brexit.

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
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Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’

Jan 28th 2021, 8:58 AM 46,240 Views 34 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.

Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media
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Unionists express 'growing discontent' over Brexit deal via graffiti and social media

Jan 27th 2021, 3:16 PM 34,302 Views 40 Comments

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee heard evidence from the PSNI this afternoon.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
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Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,541 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
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More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 48,239 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told
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'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:53 PM 12,644 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Bay prawns – our second most valuable fishery – is set to hemorrhage €7 million post-Brexit.

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank
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Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 11,958 Views 18 Comments

Irish GDP grew by 2.5% in spite of the pandemic, according to the updated data.

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London
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Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London

Jan 21st 2021, 11:28 AM 28,306 Views 41 Comments

The EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator was awarded the European of the Year award by EM Ireland today.

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told
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Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told

Jan 19th 2021, 6:46 PM 10,935 Views 25 Comments

The State is to fund antigen tests for truck drivers travelling to France.

Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal
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Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal

Jan 18th 2021, 5:09 PM 16,382 Views 27 Comments

Metropolitan Police confirmed that 14 people had been issued with fines after a protest this morning.

Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit
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Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit

Jan 18th 2021, 3:39 PM 14,635 Views 24 Comments

“I wouldn’t say it’s a delay – I would say this is very much the new norm,” Tom Talbot of Revenue said.

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