Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin has welcomed an apology from Northern Ireland Minister Steve Baker over Brexit negotiations as "honest" and "very helpful".
Conservative minister Steve Baker has said he is “really sorry” to the EU for “not always behaving” in a way that did not foster trust.
The UK Government is understood to have told Brussels it will continue with the grace periods relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
PM wants to keep dispute going until next general election, says former Northern Ireland secretary
"It represents a form of economic vandalism on Northern Ireland" - Taoiseach Micheál Martin [2 mins] 19/06/2022
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says legislation that has been published on the Northern Ireland Protocol "would effectively be very damaging to the NI economy".
UK PM Boris Johnson rips up Brexit Protocol 15/06/2022
Legislation has been published by the British government this evening which overrides the post-Brexit trade arrangements for Ireland and severely breaches both the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and international law.
Boris Johnson bid to tear up Northern Ireland deal endangers peace, US congressmen warn [1 min] 15/06/2022
Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland have come under fierce attack from Washington, with senior congressmen on both sides of the US political divide warning the “irresponsible” move is a threat to peace in the province.
In recent weeks I have been hearing a lot - both publicly and privately - from EU leaders, and from the chief executives of some of the region's biggest companies. No wonder. They've had a lot on their plate with events in Ukraine, a transformation of their energy supply lines, and the prospect of knock-on effects, including possible recession.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that the UK government is going to cause serious damage to its reputation internationally if proceeds with plans to unilaterally change parts of the Northern Ireland protocol as other countries will have reservations about trusting the UK in future treaties.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has responded to UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s assertion that the legislation to set aside aspects of the Northern Ireland protocol is “not a big deal”.
New Tory rift as Boris Johnson warned plan to override protocol goes against party principles 12/06/2022
Leaked briefing paper being shared among Tory MPs describes the move as ‘damaging to everything the UK and Conservatives stand for’.
The Sinn Fein president said preparations for a referendum on Irish unity should begin.
Boris Johnson’s plans to shred the Northern Ireland protocol have no basis in law, economics or diplomacy.
European capitals have lost trust, says Irish minister – as Keir Starmer accuses PM of ’wrecking ball’ approach.
The British government appears to have no political will to resolve its festering trade dispute with the European Union and risks endangering the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Wednesday.
The UK has displayed “bad faith” in how it has approached the part of the Brexit treaty dealing with Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said.
A bipartisan US congressional delegation is due to meet Irish premier Micheal Martin in Dublin.
The Taoiseach Micheal Martin has called for a fresh round of UK-EU talks on the Protocol rather than the UK taking unilateral action to change the post-Brexit deal.
Boris Johnson could unveil legislation to override parts of the Brexit agreement he struck, tearing up the Northern Ireland Protocol which prevents a hard border with the Republic
The UK government would be acting in an “anti-democratic” way if it goes through with its threat to over-ride elements of the post-Brexit treaty, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has criticised what he called the “false narrative” from the British Government which claims that the European Union is being inflexible on the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Truss urged to step back from brink in explosive Brexit spat with Brussels over Northern Ireland 12/05/2022
Tearing up Northern Ireland protocol ‘will spark trade war, drive up inflation and damage UK influence’, warns senior Tory MP.
The outworkings of Brexit continue to “bedevil” politics in Northern Ireland, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has told an audience in Londonderry. Mr Martin was addressing an event organised by the Hume Foundation at the Playhouse theatre in the city.
Speaking to reporters at the Embassy of Ireland in London, he said the his government has good channels of communication with all parties in Northern Ireland.
MICHEÁL MARTIN has said there is an increasing view within Northern Ireland that the Brexit protocol is working.