Tag: Northern Ireland

UK proposals for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

The UK Government’s proposal to the EU for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland was presented on 2 October 2019. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-proposals-for-a-new-protocol-on-irelandnorthern-ireland The Prime Minister wrote to Donald Tusk on 19 August 2019 setting out the UK’s position on the renegotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement, as well as this government’s desired final destination for a long-term […]

Avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no deal scenario

The UK Government has set out its approach to avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March. Published: 13 March 2019 Last updated: 14 March 2019 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-exit-avoiding-a-hard-border-in-northern-ireland-in-a-no-deal-scenario Contents Compliance with international legal obligations Protecting the biosecurity of the island of Ireland Avoiding […]

UK Government commitments to NI

The UK Government published a paper that outlines UK Government commitments to Northern Ireland and its integral place in the United Kingdom. It describes a package of measures to give Northern Ireland a strong voice and role in the backstop process including a new Stormont lock to give Northern Ireland the power to reject new […]

Letter from PM to Juncker and Tusk

The Prime Minister wrote to the Presidents of the European Commission and Council seeking assurances and clarifications with regard to the Northern Ireland backstop. The letter is available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/770770/Letter_from_the_Prime_Minister_to_President_Juncker_and_President_Tusk.pdf (Copy)