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Nichola Mallon defends building border infrastructure at ports

A Stormont minister has defended the building of border infrastructure at Northern Ireland’s ports. Nichola Mallon said the Northern Ireland Protocol needed to be implemented. The infrastructure minister told the assembly: “This is a legal requirement on the members of the Executive. “It is imperative that the protocol is implemented.” She said her party, the SDLP, had proposed an extension to the grace periods. The periods of light-touch regulation of some goods transiting from the rest of the UK to Northern Ireland are due to end later this year. Business owners and the British government have called for their extension. Ms Mallon said they also needed to find “pragmatic” solutions to difficulties which hauliers have experienced around extra paperwork. UUP MLA Roy Beggs represents East Antrim, which includes Larne Harbour. He said if an agreement separate from the protocol concerning the movement of animal-based products from Britain to Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Police aware of ‘anti-vax’ leaflets distributed in Whitehead

Mr Dickson added: ”The vaccines approved for use in the UK have had to meet strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness, and have been tested, regulated and approved by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk/news/people/police-aware-of-anti-vax-leaflets-distributed-in-whitehead-3146997

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Francie Molloy is assembly’s principal deputy speaker

It had been widely speculated that Mr Molloy, who is currently deputy speaker, would be appointed to the position. Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13939482

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Police aware of ‘anti-vax’ leaflets distributed in Whitehead

Mr Dickson added: ”The vaccines approved for use in the UK have had to meet strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness, and have been tested, regulated and approved by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/people/police-aware-of-anti-vax-leaflets-distributed-in-whitehead-3146997

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Dismissal of Ulster Unionist claims that NI Protocol could lead to insurance hikes

<!– –> An Ulster Unionist MLA has claimed that the Northern Ireland Protocol could lead to higher insurance costs for drivers – even though the deal only covers goods. The British government said yesterday that drivers could have faced a £50 insurance hike due to an EU law which requires smaller vehicles including mobility scooters, golf buggies and ride-on lawnmowers to be insured. The law was never introduced in Britain. It is up to Stormont to decide whether a similar law should be introduced in the north. READ MORE: Brexit: Northern Ireland hauliers saw revenues fall by up to 30 per cent in January However, Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs queried if drivers in the north would be “forced to diverge from GB legislation and have to pay additional insurance as a result of the NI Protocol and the virtual Joint Authority has been imposed on Northern Ireland via the undemocratic Joint … Continue reading

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