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# Brexit

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# Northern Ireland
Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
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”.
# Sinn Féin
DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.
# Northern Ireland
Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill has called the decision “shameful”.
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.
# Northern Ireland
Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
Boris Johnson said the DUP would not join a powersharing agreement until changes have been made to the Brexit treaty.
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.
Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems
Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
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.
# Brexit
Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol
The protocol effectively creates checks on goods flowing from Britain to Northern Ireland to allow an open border.
# Brexit
Brandon Lewis: Move against Northern Ireland Protocol unlikely to be in Queen’s Speech
Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said the Government is focusing on resolving issues with an agreement with the EU.
# splash
€32m to be given to local councils for repairs and upgrades to marine infrastructure
The funding will be used for projects such as repairing and enhancing public slipways, piers and pontoons.
# Brexit
Johnson says UK Government ready to take measures to 'fix' Northern Ireland Protocol
Boris Johnson claimed the Northern Ireland Protocol ‘does not command the confidence of a large part’ of the population in the Northern Ireland.
Anglo-Irish relations: Simon Coveney meets with Liverpool and Manchester mayors in Dublin
Ireland is focusing on building relationships with parts of the UK outside of London as part of its post-Brexit plan.
# Brexit
Northern Ireland Protocol ‘not sustainable’ in current format, Brandon Lewis claims
The British Northern Ireland Secretary said 200 GB businesses are not trading with the North.
# border bill
Oireachtas committee writes to NI Secretary over concerns regarding new Brexit border rules
The new rules are due to come into force in 2025.
# Brexit
Coveney urges UK to reconsider Northern Ireland border pass proposal
The Foreign Affairs Minister raised concerns about plans for foreigners to have an Electronic Travel Authorisation pass when crossing the border.
# Terror
Terror threat level in Northern Ireland lowered but attack still 'likely'
The assessment was made by MI5 – the British internal intelligence agency.
# UK
Boris Johnson under fire for comparing Ukraine fighting Russian invasion to UK's Brexit vote
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said the UK Prime Minister “is a national embarrassment”.
# Brexit
Appeals to ruling against challenges to lawfulness of NI Protocol dismissed
The case was pursued in the names of unionists and Brexiteers from across the UK.
# Protocol
Martin: Growing view in Northern Ireland that Brexit protocol is working
The Taoiseach was speaking to reporters at the Embassy of Ireland in London.
# not so bad
Brexit not as calamitous for Ireland as feared, politicians told
Irish politicians were also warned that continuing uncertainty over post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland is ‘dampening’ investment.
# Brexit
Irish exports hit their highest-ever level in 2021 while trade with Northern Ireland surged
Imports and exports to and from Northern Ireland both rose by nearly €4 billion.
# Brexit
Jeffrey Donaldson says no to chances of Protocol deal as unionists discuss pre-election pact
The DUP leader says the chances of a deal are “quite small”.
# Northern Ireland Protocol
DUP urges Johnson to commit to Article 16, Taoiseach says benefits of Protocol not acknowledged
Triggering Article 16 could suspend elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
# The Protocol Row
An extract from our Brexit newsletter: The Protocol will be a pawn in the North's May election
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
The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.
# The protocol
EU and British Govt say agri-food checks in NI ports still continuing despite Poots order
Stormon’s agriculture minister ordered an end to checks on certain goods last night.
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?
# The Protocol Row
Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?
Poots claims he no longer has the legal authority to continue the Protocol checks – but local politics is also at play.
# The Protocol Row
Protocol dispute: NI minister Edwin Poots orders Irish Sea border agri-checks to end at midnight
Edwin Poots said he has received legal advice that he can order checks to be stopped in absence of the Executive’s support.
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.
# Brexit
Boris Johnson sets out on plans to remove EU laws with new 'Brexit Freedoms' bill
Announcements will be seen as an attempt by Boris Johnson to steer the narrative away from allegations of rule-breaking gatherings.
# post brexit checks
Checks for goods between Northern Ireland and Britain not fit for purpose, say EU officials
Simon Coveney held a call with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, as negotiations between the UK and the EU continue.
# Northern Ireland
Irish politicians criticise 'deceitful' British Government social media video about the Protocol
Senator Erin McGreehan said that the video was adding tension amid “heightened” emotions before Stormont elections in May.
# Brexit
DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol
Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK Government needed to make his party aware of its intentions immediately.
# UK
Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland
“I applied to study in Northern Ireland on the basis that I would have no issues in Ireland,” one student said.
Students who are studying medicine in Northern Ireland or Great Britain cannot apply for internships with the HSE this year due to Brexit.
The Department of Health said it is working on changes to the Medical Practitioners Act, and hope it will come into effect later this year.
# The North
Coveney says he wants deal on Northern Ireland Protocol by end of February
He said he doesn’t want the NI Assembly election in May become dominated by the ‘polarising’ issue.
# Brexit
Truss calls on EU to take ‘pragmatic approach’ to end protocol deadlock as she meets Sefcovic
The British Foreign Secretary is having her first face-to-face meeting with the European Commission vice-president today.
# Brexit
Solution on Northern Ireland Protocol needed before Assembly elections, McGuinness says
The EU commissioner said she hopes the appointment of Liz Truss as chief Brexit negotiator brings some ‘pragmatism’ to talks.
# Brexit
Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16
The DUP has welcomed comments by Truss, while the SDLP leader has said that the move would “only make things worse”.
# Brexit
DUP warn Liz Truss of ‘major implications’ unless Protocol progress made
Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘maximise the benefits of Brexit’ in 2022.
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# Brexit
Brexit negotiator Sefcovic says trust broken with the EU in row over Northern Ireland Protocol
European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic said a compromise can still be found.
# Michel Barnier
A year into Brexit, Michel Barnier says it’s been a ‘lose-lose’ event
This day last year, a last-minute Brexit trade deal was agreed between the EU and the UK.
# brexit minister
Liz Truss to take on Brexit brief following David Frost’s resignation
Frost had originally planned to leave in January, but after his letter was leaked, he resigned immediately.
# Resignation
Brexit minister David Frost resigns from UK Cabinet - reports
Frost, who has led negotiations with the EU, is reported to have handed in his resignation letter to Boris Johnson last week.