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The former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern says changes should be made to the Northern Ireland protocol.   First Minister Arlene Foster is calling for it to be scrapped, and British and EU negotiators will meet for talks next week.   Businesses in the North say the protocol has caused serious problems…

British and EU negotiators will hold talks next week on the Northern Ireland protocol, to try to end a dispute.   The Taoiseach says the EU caused ‘political mayhem’ by its decision to trigger part of the agreement last weekend, in a vaccine row.   Some checks at ports in…

The North’s first and deputy first ministers will hold talks with the European Commission and the British government today over security concerns at two ports.   Some animal and food checks at Larne and Belfast have stopped after graffiti opposing the Irish Sea border was painted in Loyalist areas.  …

Concerns for staff safety has resulted in the suspension of post-Brexit animal-based food checks at Larne and Belfast ports.   It comes after graffiti opposing the Irish Sea border was painted in some loyalist areas of Northern Ireland in recent days.   Mid and East Antrim Council withdrew staff from…

A local TD believes the appointment of a ‘Supply Chain General’ for the haulage sector would help the post Brexit transition. Fianna Fail Sligo/Leitrim Deputy, Marc MacSharry, made the suggestion in the Dail yesterday. There has been confusion at Irish and British ports in recent weeks since Britain left the…

The European Commission says it will do all it can to ensure no industrial sectors in Ireland lose out in the short term because of Brexit.   The comments were made by EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier after he was presented with ‘The European of the Year’ award by the…