The Guardian reports that “(British Prime Minister) Boris Johnson was working on legislation that will repeal the Brexit withdrawal agreement on Northern Ireland, a move that threatens the collapse of the crunch talks that the prime minister said were to be completed within five weeks.” Johnson, however, called October 15 a date on which the British will withdraw if there is no agreement by then, a very short period of time. According to reports, if no agreement is reached before the deadline expires, the UK will “continue” and accept that an agreement cannot be reached, says Mr Johnson, adding that no agreement would be a “good result” The Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, Micheal Martin, welcomed the agreement. “I don`t think there`s a border in the Irish Sea,” Gove said. Unionists feared that the Irish government`s position was a disguised attempt to gain more power over the province in order to promote a united Ireland, a position contested by the Irish government.  The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) opposes a hard Irish border and wants to preserve the common travel area.  The DUP was the only major NI party to oppose the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.  “Protecting the Good Friday Agreement is essential,” Martin said. This means that to meet EU requirements, certain controls will be required for certain products entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), creating a regulatory and customs border in the Irish Sea. In September 2016, David Davis, then Britain`s Brexit minister, said the UK government would not seek to return to a hard border between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  In October 2019, the UK and EU negotiators agreed on a revised protocol (see below) that resolved many of these issues by leaving Northern Ireland de jure but having a de facto border between islands (Ireland and Great Britain). While the breakthrough on the Irish border issue has been a welcome step forward, negotiators are still stuck when it comes to reaching a post-Brexit trade deal by December 31.
In October 2016, the Guardian reported that some members of Enda Kenny`s government had sent “signals of support” for British proposals to avoid a hard border by “seeking to relocate the front line of [British] immigration controls to Irish ports and airports”.  of some members of Enda Kenny`s government.  However, until 2017, a spokesman for the new Irish government of Leo Varadkar said these reports had been “misinformed” and that there was “no doubt that British officials are acting as border guards in Ireland.”   What was it still about in the Protocol on Northern Ireland? It pushes controls between the EU and the UK at the border with the Irish Sea and avoids checkpoints at the Irish land border. In this context, neither will comply with EU customs rules and internal market rules. Goods travelling between NI and the Republic are not controlled. Mr Gove proposed that in the absence of an agreement on post-Brexit arrangements for the Irish border, the Northern Ireland Protocol, goods travelling to Northern Ireland would have been subject to customs duties. “We don`t think it`s necessary. We are worried, of course, but we will have to see the details of this agreement when it is published. The EU and Britain have reached an unofficial post-Brexit trade deal with Northern Ireland and its land border with the EU. The deal is not tied to the latest trade talks, but could help lubricate the wheels. Under an agreement known as the Northern Ireland Protocol, goods are not to be checked along the Irish border when the new relationship between the UK and the EU starts on 1 January. How does it work? Sinn Féin Deputy Prime Minister Michelle O`Neill said a deal on the protocol was welcome, but hoped it would send a signal of a broader deal on Brexit. .