Brexit and supply chain issues have led to fewer illegal fireworks in Ireland

GARDAÍ HAVE SEEN a marked decrease in the amount of illegal fireworks on Irish streets this year while Customs have increased the number of seizures, The Journal has learned. The Halloween season normally sees large quantities of fireworks going off across Irish towns and cities from September onwards.  However supply chain issues in the UK … Read more

The U.K.’s “Funkapolitan” Conservative Party Struggles with the Effects of Brexit and the Pandemic

Photograph by Richard Pohle / Getty The United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union on January 31, 2020. On that day, the first cases of COVID-19 were officially confirmed in Britain. Like every other country, the U.K. has had trouble containing the pandemic—the economic devastation, the implementation of lockdowns, the distribution of vaccines. But it … Read more

Brussels ‘preparing for worst’ from UK after setting out changes to NI protocol

B russels is reportedly “preparing for the worst” as it awaits the UK’s response to a series of steps it proposed to cut trade red tape across the Irish Sea The European Union Commission has laid out measures to slash 80% of regulatory checks and dramatically cut customs processes on the movement of goods, especially … Read more

Brexit: EU outlines proposals aimed at resolving stand-off over Northern Ireland protocol – live

The EU is offering what it describes as a “bespoke Northern Ireland-specific solution” on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) rules. It would see an 80% reduction in spot checks that would have been required on retail goods arriving in Northern Ireland if the original protocol was implemented in full. The requirement to submit documentary information online … Read more

Will there be turkeys for Christmas in post-Brexit Britain?

Job vacancies in the UK rose to a record high of nearly 1.2 million, official figures showed on Tuesday, a further sign that the British economy is experiencing worker shortages across many sectors. The Office for National Statistics pointed to shortages across the whole economy, including hospitality and transport. For weeks there have been long … Read more

Nigel Farage duped into sending pro-IRA message

Nigel Farage, Irish republican? No, but the Brexiteer did send a pro-IRA message as part of a birthday greeting on Cameo (the video-sharing platform, not the 1980s funk hitmakers). Farage is one of many politicians and celebrities to use Cameo to earn cash. For €87, the former leader of UKIP/the Brexit Party/Reform UK, and now host of a … Read more

Lord Frost to demand end of role of European Court in Northern Ireland Protocol

B rexit minister Lord Frost is to set out Britain’s demands for changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol amid a stand-off with the EU over the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In a speech to the diplomatic community in Lisbon on Tuesday, Lord Frost will warn the protocol cannot survive without fundamental reform … Read more