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Ireland must change law to ratify EU-Canada trade deal, court rules
Ireland’s Supreme Court ruled that parliament cannot ratify the European Union’s free trade deal with Canada unless laws are changed, posing a challenge to the coalition government if it wants to avoid the matter going to a referendum.
What would an FTA with New Zealand mean for Irish dairy?
With the EU expected to sign a free trade deal with New Zealand this summer, anxiety is rising in the huge dairy industries in Europe over how the deal will affect them.
Britain defies EU with ’relatively trivial’ Northern Ireland law
Britain published plans to override some post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland by scrapping checks and challenging the role played by the European Union’s court in a new clash with Brussels.
Canada trade deal ruling could further erode Government’s majority
The Irish Government could come under further pressure in the autumn with a Supreme Court judgment on a legal challenge to the EU-Canada trade deal expected soon.
NI protocol the main barrier to trade deal, says US official
The impasse over the status of the Northern Ireland protocol is one of the main obstacles to a US-UK trade deal, Washington’s trade representative Katherine Tai said.
The Irish Spanish Solar sues Spain in the ICSID for the cut in premiums to renewables
Spanish Solar demands compensation from the Spanish Government for having cut the premiums for the use of energy once the investments have been made.
Mercosur deal: Irish beef to lose at least €44 million in value
The value of Ireland’s beef output would be cut by at least €44 million, according to the government’s assessment of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement.
EU says it will not renegotiate Brexit NI deal
Britain has demanded that the European Union agrees to rewrite a deal overseeing the post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland just a year after it was agreed with the bloc.
EU begins legal action against UK over Brexit violation
It follows Britain’s unilateral decision to delay implementing a key part of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland.
Here’s how EU could take brexit legal action against the UK
The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the British government in coming days over its failure to keep promises it made in the Brexit deal to keep the island of Ireland free of border checkpoints.
A Canadian view on Ceta trade deal
Ireland should do the right thing for both Irish and Canadians and reject this trade agreement.
Green party TD: Legal opinion that Ceta deal is unconstitutional
Dublin South Central representative Patrick Costello lodged the proceedings over whether a referendum would be needed on the controversial trade deal.
Grassroots campaign launches to stop CETA ratification
A grassroots group known as “Stop CETA Ireland” has launched a campaign to stop the Irish government from ratifying the controversial Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada.
Canada trade deal shows Government’s breathtaking arrogance
Important issues raised by CETA deserve more than a ludicrous 55-minute parliament debate.
EU launches legal action against UK for breaching Brexit deal and international law
The backdrop to all of this is that trade talks between London and Brussels are entering their final phase.
‘It would be wrong’ – Varadkar puts brakes on Mercosur deal
Ireland’s Prime Minister has indicated that he will not be bringing the Mercosur trade agreement for ratification to the Parliament this year or for the foreseeable future.
Biden and Pelosi warn UK over risking Good Friday agreement
Leading Democrats warned that the UK’s chances of securing the required congressional support for a UK-US free trade deal will disappear if Northern Ireland peace deal is undermined.
Pelosi says UK can forget US trade deal if Irish pact broken
If the UK undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be absolutely no chance of a US-UK trade agreement passing the Congress, Pelosi, the nation’s top elected Democrat, said.
UK plans to change Brexit rules threaten US trade deal, top Democrats say
Altering terms of withdrawal agreement on Northern Ireland could damage relations under Biden presidency.
Brexit: EU and US trade deals ’at risk’ if UK reneges on Northern Ireland pledges
Concerns raised after reports UK negotiating team told to devise plans to ‘get around’ protocol in withdrawal agreement