First Minister Arlene Foster: accused the European Commission of not respecting the views of unionists, who she noted were the majority in the North. File Photograph: PA Wire

The North’s First MinisterArlene Foster has accused the European Commission of being tone deaf about the impact of the Northern Ireland protocol, desc(...)

A sign near the entrance to Larne Port opposing the Irish Sea border. The DUP has rejected claims it is whipping up tensions over trade in order to have the contentious  Northern Ireland Protocol ditched. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Jim Allister does not mince his words. “Our trade is being strangled, our east-west relationships have been emasculated, our consumers are being starv(...)

The first of the so-called grace periods – which limits the amount of bureaucracy applied some goods travelling from Britain to Northern Ireland, such as those going to supermarkets – is due to end on March 31st. Photograph: PA

The North is facing an “abyss” once the Brexit “grace period” on imports from Britain ends unless action is taken, one of its major haulage companies (...)

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 (...)

Michael Gove: “The UK’s customs territory is not altered as a result of the protocol, and unfettered access is one of the clear provisions within the protocol.” Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

Michael Gove has promised that businesses in Northern Ireland will not need to complete exit summary declarations when they send goods to the rest of (...)

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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