Countdown to border checks at British ports 09/06/2023
So far Irish exporters, particularly those involved in the export of food products, live animals, animal products, plants, or plant products, have been immune to the full impact of Brexit.
Willie Hay blasts Boris Johnson for ‘splitting UK’ in rush to ‘get Brexit done’, cites ‘total lack of trust’ in British Government 30/03/2023
Willie Hay has claimed Boris Johnson ‘split the United Kingdom‘ by introducing a ‘border in the Irish Sea’ in his eagerness to ‘get Brexit done’.
Brexit deal: Sunak says Northern Ireland in ‘unbelievably special position’ with access to both UK AND EU markets 28/02/2023
Rishi Sunak insisted that his new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland addressed the concerns of unionists despite the “small and limited” role for European Union law and its court – while giving Belfast an “unbelievably special position”.
Boris Johnson has hinted he may not support a proposed deal over the Northern Ireland protocol from Rishi Sunak, heaping pressure on the prime minister to revive a controversial bill that would unilaterally override parts of the Brexit treaty.
Northern Ireland Brexit deal: At-a-glance 27/02/2023
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen have announced they have reached a new deal, aimed at fixing post-Brexit problems in Northern Ireland.
RISHI Sunak has said that a new deal to replace Boris Johnson’s controversial Brexit agreement has removed “any sense of a border in the Irish Sea”.
O'Meara's Garden Centre in Co Westmeath says they think within two years there will be no plants or seeds coming over the Irish Sea.
O'Meara's Garden Centre in Co Westmeath says the UK was their biggest source of plants after Ireland up to three or four years ago but they think within two years there will be no plants or seeds coming over the Irish Sea.
Promise of Brexit as ‘magic door for the sunlit uplands’ was an illusion, says Michel Barnier [5 mins] 29/01/2023
It has now been three years since the UK exited Europe, but Michel Barnier, the man who helped broker the divorce for Europe, and the author of a new book ‘My Secret Brexit Diary’ – says there are still lessons to be learned from the whole experience.
A hard border in Ireland must be avoided, the Irish premier has urged Rishi Sunak.
Boris Johnson agreed in the final hours of the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations that there would be customs declarations on goods exiting Northern Ireland to Britain, despite the fact that just three weeks later he told businesses in the North there would be "no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind…," according to a detailed new account of the protocol negotiations.
The UK and European Union are poised to enter the final stretch of negotiations over post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. After years of distrust and tension both sides are optimistic that a settlement is within reach.
New plans for checks on goods entering Northern Ireland will require 'enhanced facilities' 28/12/2022
The UK Government's plans for red and green lanes for checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK will require the construction of "enhanced facilities" at ports, a minister has said.
Court rules Edwin Poots made 'politically motivated decision' to halt Irish Sea border checks 15/12/2022
Former DUP Minister Edwin Poots unlawfully took a politically motivated decision in ordering a halt to Irish Sea border checks, the High Court ruled today.
Edwin Poots' instruction to halt checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from GB was unlawful and taken for political reasons, the High Court has ruled.
The pro-Brexit party’s February attempt to stop EU-required controls ‘was motivated by political rather than legal considerations.’
NI minister Edwin Poots acted unlawfully in halting post-Brexit border checks, court rules 15/12/2022
DUP minister ordered a stop to checks between Britain and Northern Ireland which never came into force.
Loyalist paramilitaries cannot be allowed to gain "a momentum" from the Northern Ireland Protocol dispute, MPs have been told.
John Cole explores the government's response to a petition calling for an enquiry into the impact of Brexit before it's debated in parliament.
Tension within loyalist communities is greater than at any point since the ceasefires of 1994, the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) leader has said.
Loyalist paramilitaries probably played a role in organising protest rallies against the Northern Ireland Protocol this year, a police commander has said.
This Brexit built on lies can't be undone, but the new prime minister has a chance to minimise the damage.
In this film, senior FT writers and British businesspeople examine how Brexit hit the UK economy, the political conspiracy of silence, and why there has not yet been a convincing case for a 'Brexit dividend'.
Brexiteer Steve Baker, who is now a Northern Ireland Minister, has apologised for his 'ferocious' stance on negotiations with the EU.
THE SON of the late Rev Ian Paisley has said talk of a united Ireland is not as easily dismissed as it once was and that Brexit bears much of the responsibility for transforming attitudes.