Loyalists holding  a protest against the Northern Ireland protocol and the so-called ‘Irish sea border’ in Belfast on  July 3th, 2021. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Twelfth of July and its aftermath, and right up to now, was rather like Sherlock Holmes’s dog that did not bark, or more appositely the Lambeg dru(...)

Traffic on the Irish Border. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Farming and retail business leaders in Northern Ireland have questioned whether the political will exists to solve the issues posed by the Northern Ir(...)

James Doherty, right, and his brother Matt on the factory floor of Doherty’s Meats in Pennyburn Industrial Estate in Derry. Photograph: Joe Dunne

It’s not every day you hear your business name-checked in the House of Commons. Last month SDLP leader Colum Eastwood challenged Northern Secretary B(...)

A truck driver checks in with security at the Port of Larne. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Bloomberg

Fuller enforcement of post-Brexit rules on goods arriving into Northern Ireland from Great Britain is expected to begin at the North’s ports from Frid(...)

Unloading at Belfast Harbour. Some trucks bound for the North have been sent back to Britain. Photograph: iStock

Traders selling goods between the North and Britain will face “real hardships” in the coming weeks after the post-Brexit regulatory border shattered n(...)

A shopper wears a protective  face covering in Belfast city centre on Christmas Eve, on the day a post-Brexit deal was struck between and UK and EU. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Business leaders have welcomed the EU-UK Brexit deal agreed on Christmas Eve, while highlighting the new barriers to business that will be imposed as (...)

 The Culicagh mountain boardwalk which threads along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Failure to strike a good post-Brexit trade deal could lead to the devastation of Northern Ireland’s farming industry, MLAs have been warned. Farmers (...)

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: the commission told member states that the Northern Ireland protocol was the biggest challenge in implementing the withdrawal agreement. Photograph: Olivier Matthys/Pool via Reuters

European Union officials have told Britain it must set out its plans for customs and other checks under the Northern Ireland protocol, as Northern bus(...)

Michel Barnier: “An agreement is possible, even if difficult,” he said in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/AFP via Getty Images

It will be tough to reach a deal between the European Union and Britain to govern their post-Brexit relationship but it can be done, negotiators said (...)

A poster near the Border in Newry, Co Down. Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

The United Kingdom will “break free from the EU prison” at 11pm on Friday night, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson, has said. However, he war(...)

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