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A prominent Irish politician has said there is “more to come” amid Wales being increasingly bypassed by Irish-French sea connections.
European Court of Justice must be ‘final arbiter’ on EU law and regulations, says Minister.
European affairs minister says British government out of step with preserving peace with protocol threats.
Talks aimed at avoiding a trade war take place in ‘gloomy atmosphere’.
The Irish Government held high level discussions this week with the Biden administration over UK plans to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.
The move would plunge the UK into a no-deal Brexit.
Brussels ‘would respond in a serious way’ if London suspends operation of NI protocol.
Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister criticised the UK Government’s approach to negotiations on the Irish Sea trade arrangements.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said evidence suggests the British government is preparing to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, as he warned that doing so could lead to a trade dispute between the European Union and the UK.
There is growing speculation the PM could soon trigger Article 16 as ongoing talks between the EU and UK continue to fail to resolve problems such as the "sausage war". But Boris Johnson is being given fresh warnings about the impact of such action.
The head of a major peace fund in the north has warned paramilitary groups on both sides of the divide there are gaining support from vulnerable communities who feel they have been let down by the peace process. / "Brexit has brought up issues of culture and identity, and raised old sores that had gone well into the background."
A slim majority of voters in Northern Ireland view its post-Brexit trade arrangements as being on balance a "good thing" for the British-run region, a sharp increase in the last four months, a poll showed on Thursday.
So what is the ECJ, what is its role in the protocol and what are the possible alternatives?
Dozens of ferry routes avoiding Welsh ports have been established between Ireland and mainland Europe over the past year because of Brexit, Ireland's foreign affairs minister has said.
Numerous new ferry routes avoiding Welsh ports have been established between Ireland and mainland Europe over the past year because of Brexit, Ireland's foreign affairs minister has said.
Diverting trade from Wales a ‘consequence of Brexit’, says Irish Foreign Minister.
Brussels was “preparing for the worst” over Brexit on Wednesday after the UK signalled the EU’s offer to scrap up to 80 per cent of checks on goods entering Northern Ireland was not enough to resolve the bitter dispute over the Irish border.
Point will come when EU says ‘enough, we cannot compromise any more’, warns Irish foreign minister.
Ireland accused the Government of “shifting the playing field” over Northern Ireland on Monday as Brexit tensions between the UK and Brussels escalated.
Lord Frost has been accused of laying out red lines he knew the EU could not accept, to deliberately engineer “a breakdown in relations”, by a leading Irish minister.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned the EU was very close to refusing the latest demands from the British government over Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The UK's government is "shifting the playing field" in discussions on the Northern Protocol, the Foreign Affairs Minister has said.
EU leaders urged to push back against No 10’s brinkmanship over role of European Court of Justice.
Ireland's diplomatic presence in Britain has increased, with the opening today of a Consulate General in Manchester.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney warns about the ongoing border disputes, but he stresses that violence is unlikely.