Deirdre Heenan: DUP’s protocol-bashing is a sign of desperation
If the beleaguered party thinks Boris Johnson is going to ride to its rescue, it is mistaken
The EU’s threat to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol cannot be described as anything other than a monumental blunder. Even though it was quickly corrected, it sent political shock waves across London, Dublin and Belfast, given that it threatened to undermine borderless trade on the island of Ireland.
Parties across the political spectrum were united in their condemnation of the EU’s proposal to put restrictions on exports of Covid-19 vaccines moving...
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Food exporters worried over increase in Brexit border controls, BOI says
Bank of Ireland’s head of food and drink says there is still uncertainty over what the new checks for meat and dairy, due to start in October, will entail
Brian Keegan: NI protocol is working, it‘s the processes that need smoothing
Flawed as it is, the protocol plays a big role in volumes of trade on the island of Ireland which are very much in the North’s favour
Chris Patten: The UK’s hard Brexit choices have arrived
The UK government’s policy review reflects a characteristic Johnsonian feature: a chasm between aspirations and reality that cannot be bridged by make-believe and mendacity
Lucinda Creighton: As value of imports and exports plummet in wake of Brexit, we need an urgent solution
A fall of 65 per cent in British imports to Ireland in January gives lie to the mere ‘teething problems’ claimed by Brexiteers, with the collapse now in full swing