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BORDER COMMUNITIES GROUP CONDEMNS BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S BID TO CHANGE BREXIT PROTOCOL

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23 Jul 2021 Comments Off on BORDER COMMUNITIES GROUP CONDEMNS BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S BID TO CHANGE BREXIT PROTOCOL
BORDER COMMUNITIES GROUP CONDEMNS BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S BID TO CHANGE BREXIT PROTOCOL

The Border Communities Against Brexit campaign groups has said that the British Government’s attempts to seek major changes in the Northern Ireland protocol is an attempt to pit the two communities in Ireland against each other. Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis MP in a statement to the House of Commons yesterday called for an end to virtually all checks on goods made in Britain intended for sale in Northern Ireland. There was speculation as we went to press that the British Government was prepared to back its calls for major ...

BREXIT CUSTOMS SUPPORTS FOR CO MONAGHAN BUSINESSES EXTENDED

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18 Feb 2021 Comments Off on BREXIT CUSTOMS SUPPORTS FOR CO MONAGHAN BUSINESSES EXTENDED
BREXIT CUSTOMS SUPPORTS FOR CO MONAGHAN BUSINESSES EXTENDED

Brexit Customs supports for businesses in Co Monaghan and throughout the country will be extended for the first quarter of this year, the Government confirmed this week. 118 businesses in Co Monaghan and 79 in Co Cavan which have taken part in the Clear Customs training programme were praised this week by local Fine Gael TD and Minister for Social Protection and Community and Rural Development Heather Humphreys. Since the beginning of this year, businesses, trading either with or through Great Britain, are subject to a range of new customs ...

HAULAGE AND FARMING SECTOR FEARS MOUNT AS BREXIT LOOMS

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18 Dec 2020 Comments Off on HAULAGE AND FARMING SECTOR FEARS MOUNT AS BREXIT LOOMS
HAULAGE AND FARMING SECTOR FEARS MOUNT AS BREXIT LOOMS

NARROW PATH TO TRADE AGREEMENT STILL EXISTS BUT TEMPORARY “NO DEAL” SCENARIO COULD TRANSPIRE SAYS EU Haulage firms and farming and agri-business representatives in the Border region warned of potentially severe Brexit-related impacts on their sectors this weeks as the attempts by the EU and the UK to broker a post-Brexit trade deal entered their decisive final days. A narrow path to a deal still existed, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said yesterday as pressure mounted on negotiators to finish the parley by the end of the week in ...

BREXIT: AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ON NORTH PROTOCOL BUT NO GUARANTEE OVERALL EU-UK TRADE DEAL WILL BE REACHED

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12 Dec 2020 Comments Off on BREXIT: AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ON NORTH PROTOCOL BUT NO GUARANTEE OVERALL EU-UK TRADE DEAL WILL BE REACHED
BREXIT: AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ON NORTH PROTOCOL BUT NO GUARANTEE OVERALL EU-UK TRADE DEAL WILL BE REACHED

While an agreement has been reached in principle on the operation of the Northern Ireland protocol which forms part of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, doubts still remained yesterday that the UK and the EU would reach an accord on post-Brexit trade issues as the scheduled period for talks approached their conclusion. European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič announced on Tuesday that he and his fellow Chair of the EU-UK Joint Committee, UK Chancellor Michael Gove, had reached an agreement in principle on all issues pertaining to the Withdrawal Agreement’s implementation. “This ...

BREXIT PREPARATIONS RAMPING UP IN MONAGHAN AS TALKS ENTER “CRUCIAL DAYS”

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4 Dec 2020 Comments Off on BREXIT PREPARATIONS RAMPING UP IN MONAGHAN AS TALKS ENTER “CRUCIAL DAYS”
BREXIT PREPARATIONS RAMPING UP IN MONAGHAN AS TALKS ENTER “CRUCIAL DAYS”

No guarantee of deal says EU negotiator The post-Brexit trade talks between the EU and Britain were entering “crucial days” with no guarantee that a deal could be reached, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said yesterday (Wednesday). Mr Barnier’s comments, in a video briefing delivered to Member State diplomats, came as businesses in Co Monaghan were encouraged to take steps to ensure they were fully conversant with the new Customs rules that would come into force once the Brexit transition period came to an end on December 31. ...

ENTERPRISE IRELAND CALL ON MONAGHAN BUSINESSES TO PREPARE FOR BREXIT AS DEADLINE LOOMS

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19 Nov 2020 Comments Off on ENTERPRISE IRELAND CALL ON MONAGHAN BUSINESSES TO PREPARE FOR BREXIT AS DEADLINE LOOMS
ENTERPRISE IRELAND CALL ON MONAGHAN BUSINESSES TO PREPARE FOR BREXIT AS DEADLINE LOOMS

Enterprise Ireland has called on businesses in Co Monaghan to prepare for Brexit by applying for its Ready for Customs grant and by using the enterprise Ireland Brexit Readiness Checker. The end of the Brexit transition period on January 1 has the potential to cause major disruption to businesses that do not have the required Customs clearance capacity, Enterprise Ireland said this week, adding in a media release: The change in Customs requirements will impact businesses moving goods to, from or through the UK (excluding Northern Ireland). The Ready for ...

BORDER CAMPAIGNERS VOICE BREXIT CONCERNS IN MEETING WITH TAOISEACH

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12 Nov 2020 Comments Off on BORDER CAMPAIGNERS VOICE BREXIT CONCERNS IN MEETING WITH TAOISEACH
BORDER CAMPAIGNERS VOICE BREXIT CONCERNS IN MEETING WITH TAOISEACH

The Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) campaign group held a virtual meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD this week to discuss issues of concern at what they described as a crucial time in the Brexit negotiations. BCAB said the wide-ranging meeting discussed the current Brexit talks, trade agreements, the Shared Island initiative, Brexit effects upon EU citizens and issues affecting people working and living in Border communities who wished to access financial services. The campaigners added in a media release: “BCAB would like to publicly thank An Taoiseach for meeting ...

MONAGHAN AGRI-FOOD SECTOR ADVISED TO PREPARE FOR BREXIT CHANGES REGARDLESS OF UKEU TALKS OUTCOME

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30 Oct 2020 Comments Off on MONAGHAN AGRI-FOOD SECTOR ADVISED TO PREPARE FOR BREXIT CHANGES REGARDLESS OF UKEU TALKS OUTCOME
MONAGHAN AGRI-FOOD SECTOR ADVISED TO PREPARE FOR BREXIT CHANGES REGARDLESS OF UKEU TALKS OUTCOME

Agri-food businesses in Co Monaghan should immediately take the practical steps necessary to prepare for the changes that Brexit will bring from January 1 next, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue stated this week. Minister McConalogue was speaking at a meeting of the Brexit Stakeholder Consultative Committee, where he welcomed the resumption of trade talks between the UK and the European Union but stressed that all involved in the farm sector and related industrial and production activity would have to be prepared for trading changes once the economic effects of Brexit ...

CARTHY URGES GOVERNMENT TO PREPARE FOR NO DEAL OUTCOME AS BREXIT TALKS ENTER CRUCIAL PHASE

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2 Oct 2020 Comments Off on CARTHY URGES GOVERNMENT TO PREPARE FOR NO DEAL OUTCOME AS BREXIT TALKS ENTER CRUCIAL PHASE

The Government has been urged by Cavan/Monaghan TD Matt Carthy to heighten preparations for a possible No Deal Brexit outcome as the potentially crucial phase of discussions on the UK’s departure from the European Union commenced in Brussels this week. The Sinn Féin Deputy told Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD in the Dáil that the Government’s response to any No Deal result had to include consideration of the question of Irish unity. Campaign group Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) launched a new poster campaign at the weekend which ...

STORMONT REJECTS BORIS BREXIT BILL

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24 Sep 2020 Comments Off on STORMONT REJECTS BORIS BREXIT BILL
STORMONT REJECTS BORIS BREXIT BILL

A motion was passed in the Stormont assembly on Tuesday evening rejecting the internal market Bill currently going through the legislative process at Westminster which would give the UK Government power to override aspects of the Withdrawal agreement on Britain’s departure from the EU, including elements of the Northern ireland Protocol. The SDLP-proposed motion was supported by Sinn Féin, the Alliance Party and the Green Party but opposed by the DUP and Ulster Unionists. The motion asked the Northern Ireland Assembly to recognise that “a trade deal between the United ...