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NO FEE PICPIC JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHYGovernment Task Force on Emergency PlanningLaunch of Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2021-2022 Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister of Defence and Chair of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning launches the Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2021-2022. Minister Coveney was accompanied by Hildegard Naughton T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Transport with special responsibility for International and Road Transport and Logistic and Martin Heydon T.D, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with special responsibility for Research and Development, Farm Safety and New Market Development.Evelyn Cusack, Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann was also at the campaign launch.Photo: Julien Behal Photography 17/11/2021 UK unwillingness to compromise in the row with the EU  ‘deeply disappointing’, Simon Coveney has said. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The UK’s unwillingness to compromise in the row with the EU over the Northern Ireland Brexit deal has been “deeply disappointing”, Minister for Foreig(...)

City Hall in Belfast. Photograph: iStock

A majority of people in the North now view the Northern Ireland protocol as positive, according to a poll conducted for a research project at Queen’s (...)

The challenge is to ensure that arrangements, as agreed by the UK and the EU, work – and are seen to work – in the interests of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

August was a decidedly quiet month for the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. This is no guarantee, however, that the autumn will pass without many(...)

Newly elected DUP leader designate Jeffrey Donaldson. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

Four in every five voters in the North do not trust the Democratic Unionist Party over the Northern Ireland Protocol, a new survey suggests. The poll(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Criticisms of the European Commission as undemocratic are often crude, ignoring the balance of powers with EU national leaders and the European Parlia(...)

Brexit developments may continue the political momentum towards a Border poll, but coronavirus means less cash and resources to pay the bills.

Like just about everything else in relation to a united Ireland, the economics is hotly contested. Much of the debate centres on support for Northern (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: Northern Ireland will not be allowed to stand in the way of concluding his  Brexit ambitions.  Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Brexit is back, and back with a bang. Of course, talk to anyone in the Government who is involved in the process, and they’ll tell you that it never(...)

Survey finds the ‘neither’ category remains the largest of the three identities. Photograph: iStock

There was a significant strengthening of identity among nationalists in Northern Ireland in the run-up to the UK’s exit from the EU, according to rese(...)

The European Commission’s office in Belfast closed at the end of January when the UK left the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU should re-establish a diplomatic “presence” in Northern Ireland post-Brexit, according to a report by the research initiative The UK in a Chang(...)

If UK Remainers could rerun the last 30 years, they would do things very differently.

Has Brexit killed off Irish Euroscepticism? After Britain’s shambolic effort to extricate itself from the European Union, Irish attachment to membersh(...)

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