Sligo Leitrim TD warns that changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol could destroy local agricultural sector

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s sitting for the first time in a fortnight, with the aim of electing some of the top positions.


The DUP – now the second largest party in Stormont behind Sinn Fein – has refused to support any nominations so far, until some Brexit issues are ironed out.


It’s hoped the Speaker, Deputy Speakers, First Minister and Deputy First Minister posts will be decided on today.


Meanwhile a Sligo Leitrim TD is warning that any change to the Northern Ireland Protocol will have a huge impact on businesses in border counties in the North West.


The Dáil recently heard statements on the Protocol and legacy issues in Northern Ireland.


Sinn Fein’s Justice Spokesperson Martin Kenny made the example of the vast amount of milk produced in Northern Ireland which is then processed in the South.


Deputy Kenny says if border checks were reintroduced it would effectively destroy the dairy industry: