Irish border



Slow progress of UK-EU talks a 'real threat' to peace process

The slow progress of UK-EU talks poses a "real threat" to the Northern Ireland peace process, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said in her first discussion with her northern counterpart.

Published 22 July 2020

Government under pressure to set out plans for 'unfettered' NI-GB trade

The UK government has come under pressure from a Westminster committee to set out how it will facilitate "unfettered" trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under the Brexit deal.

Published 14 July 2020

Proposals for implementation of Northern Ireland Protocol published

Proposals for the implementation of the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal have been published by the UK government.

Published 21 May 2020

Contact tracing apps may not work across both sides of the border

Concerns have been raised that contact tracing apps designed to track the spread of coronavirus will not work north and south of the Irish border.

Published 12 May 2020

Northern Ireland Secretary not required to publish border poll policy

The Northern Ireland Secretary is not required to publish a policy setting out the circumstances in which he would direct the holding of a border poll, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled.

Published 29 April 2020

Landmark border poll case to be heard in Court of Appeal today

A landmark case concerning the circumstances in which a border poll will be held in Northern Ireland will be heard by the Court of Appeal in Belfast today.

Published 9 January 2020

Human rights group submits complaint against Translink over cross-border passport checks

A Belfast-based human rights organisation has submitted a complaint against Translink for breaching its equality requirements by failing to consider the impact of facilitating passport checks on its cross-border services.

Published 16 September 2019

Academics from across these islands to examine conduct of any future border poll

Academics in Dublin, Belfast and London have launched a major new investigation into how any future referendum on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland would best be designed and conducted.

Published 6 September 2019

Revised UK immigration rules 'against the grain' of the Good Friday Agreement

Revised UK immigration rules go "against the grain" of the Good Friday Agreement because they remove the right of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be treated as EU nationals, human rights chiefs have warned.

Published 2 April 2019

Irish border to be excluded from tariffs imposed in event of no-deal Brexit

The UK Government has announced that temporary import tariffs to be imposed in the event of a no-deal Brexit will not apply to goods crossing from Ireland into Northern Ireland.

Published 13 March 2019

Professor Colin Harvey: Uniting our shared island

Professor Colin Harvey, professor of human rights law at QUB School of Law, reflects on the impact of Brexit on the discussion of Irish unity as the UK's exit from the European Union looms.

Published 14 January 2019

Up to 1,000 police officers to be trained for post-Brexit redeployment from Britain to Northern Ireland

Up to 1,000 police officers from England and Scotland are being trained for possible deployment to Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, The Guardian reports.

Published 4 January 2019