Seamus Leheny

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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(...)

Speaking at a meeting of Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, the DUP’s North Antrim MP said it was time to invoke article 16 of the protocol.  Article 16 of the protocol allows the EU or the UK to “unilaterally take appropriate safeguard measures” if its application leads to “serious economic, societal or environmental difficulties that are liable to persist” or to diversion of trade. Photograph: PA

Ian Paisley has called for Britain to unilaterally disapply the Northern Ireland protocol because of a high level of disruption in goods moving from B(...)

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(...)

The first lorry disembarks on New Year’s Day from the first Cairnryan to Belfast Stenna Line ferry to dock after the end of the Brexit transition period. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

The first checks have taken place on goods arriving in Northern Ireland from Great Britain following the end of the Brexit transition period. Seamus(...)

Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports at Holyhead. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Irish-bound lorries are facing seven-kilometre tailbacks into Holyhead as Brexit stockpiling, weather delays and the loss of a ferry to a Covid-19 out(...)

 Alistair Roberts, vice chair of the Clyde Fishermen’s Association. Photograph : Jeff Holmes

Looking out onto the wind and rain the in Clyde port of Greenock in western Scotland, Alistair Roberts borrows a weather image to describe 2020. “Wit(...)

The Harland and Wolff cranes in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where businesses guardedly welcomed the agreement on how the withdrawal agreement will be implemented. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There was a guardedly positive business response in Northern Ireland to the agreement between the British government and the European Union on how the(...)

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in London on Friday for negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

With just seven weeks to go until an abrupt change to trade terms with Britain, there is mounting concern at continued uncertainty over the final deta(...)

Goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK, and the rest of the world, will need to meet EU rules on food safety. Photograph: iStock

The UK is proposing a grace period for export declarations for goods moving from Britain to Northern Ireland after the end of the Brexit transition pe(...)

Medical staff in the respiratory emergency department at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two further coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Northern Ireland on Wednesday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the North to 516. (...)

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