The Protocol for Ireland/Northern Ireland: A Long and Winding Road


The gestation of what became the Irish/Northern Irish Protocol, later simply ‘the protocol’, began on Sunday 2 October 2016, after the British Prime Minister Theresa May made a speech at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham setting out a hard line on Brexit. The next day Michel Barnier began his new job as the EU’s Brexit negotiator.



Brian Feeney