31 Jan 2024

No routine checks on goods between Britain and N Ireland under plans paving way for Stormont Assembly to resume

Political Editor

There will be no routine checks on goods crossing from Britain into Northern Ireland – under the new agreement between the Democratic Unionists and the UK government.

Full details of the deal, called “Safeguarding the Union”, have now been published – paving the way for the Stormont Assembly to resume by the end of this week.

Rishi Sunak said restoring Northern Ireland’s power sharing executive would offer a “brighter future”.