Edwin Poots

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Checks on agri-food shipments arriving into Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been in place at the North’s ports since the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s Minister for Agriculture has ordered his officials to halt the construction of permanent inspection facilities for post-Brexit checks on a(...)

In its statement of February 1st, the council said trade unions had ‘raised serious concerns around the safety of staff’. File photograph: PA

A senior trade union official has said questions remain to be answered about the decision-making process which led to the withdrawal of staff conducti(...)

A  sign in Gilford in Co Down, about the Irish Sea border. Post-Brexit checks at all Northern Ireland’s ports will resume from Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Physical post-Brexit checks on products of animal origin are to resume at the North’s ports from Wednesday. The checks were suspended from February (...)

Graffiti on a building reads “No Irish Sea border” in the Sandy Row area in Belfast. Photographer: Paul Faith/Bloomberg

Department of Agriculture staff at the ports of Larne and Belfast were stood down from duty on the order of Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots who w(...)

That the Northern Ireland state was constructed around a unionist majority has long been a sore subject, sharpened as that majority recedes and this y(...)

Irish Sea border criticised in graffiti on Sandy Row in Belfast: the sea border was introduced for trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK due to Brexit. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister on Wednesday unveiled his plot for a mini-insurrection against the Northern Ireland protocol, albeit a (...)

Jim Allister: he  says  the Northern Ireland Protocol  is part of a plan to create “political unity” on the island of Ireland

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister has called for the DUP and Ulster Unionist Party to join with him in seeking to undermine the Northern (...)

Fishing boats moored in Dunbar Harbour, East Lothian. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Fears have been expressed that the British government will “cook the books” so that Northern Ireland fishermen will not get a fair share of the extra (...)

The grace period for supermarkets in Northern Ireland ends on March 31st. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

“Numerous” products will be unavailable and there will be a “far greater proportion of empty shelves” when the grace period for supermarkets in Northe(...)

Depleted shelves at a Belfast supermarket on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The DUP agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has warned that hospitals and schools risk running out of food due to the implementation of the Northern Irel(...)

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