Sky's Paul Kelso writes that the prospect of removing checks in Northern Ireland highlights how trading with the EU has just got harder for the rest of the UK. / By luck or design the breakthrough in Northern Ireland, facilitated by the easing of customs controls, came on the same day that trade between the EU and the rest of the UK became a whole lot more complex and costly.
Irish reunification may have seemed impossible in recent years - but one analyst believes Brexit has advanced the cause. / Brexit has arguably torn one country apart, but could it soon bring two together? Despite a troubled history between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a new power-sharing agreement in Stormont may have significantly shifted the goalposts.
Collapsed trade talks, new border checks, 14-hour queues at the border and medicine shortages... it's just another day in Brexit land.
The Conservatives want Northern Ireland out of the UK, a veteran unionist politician has said amid concerns over post-Brexit trading arrangements. / Lord Kilclooney levelled the claim as the Tory Government was urged to be honest about the impact of a revamped deal with Brussels, which critics argue retains a border in the Irish Sea.
Loyalist activist Jamie Bryson told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee he was worried that the process of transition of paramilitary groups towards civilianisation had halted while concerns over post-Brexit trading arrangements remained.
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.
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.