Northern Ireland

EU ‘very conscious’ of unionist concerns on North protocol – Tánaiste

Micheál Martin spoke of the challenges around securing a deal on the protocol as speculation grows that an agreement is close

Tánaiste Micheál Martin: said that Rishi Sunak’s visit to Belfast was an indication that he was ‘anxious to engage’ with parties in the North

The European Union is “very conscious” of unionist concerns on the Northern Ireland protocol, and the challenges around concluding a deal in the coming days cannot be understated, Tánaiste Micheál Martin has said.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs was speaking to the Business Post ahead of a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels tomorrow.

Rishi Sunak, the British prime minister, met with Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, in Munich yesterday ...