DUP Minister Edwin Poots has ordered his leaders to halt the investigation into the Irish maritime border at midnight.
He is threatening to do something about the DUP’s refusal to oppose the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Poots said they are taking legal advice, which means they can be ordered to stop the checks if they do not have official permission from them
Sinn Féin, a powerful DUP official, criticized the move as a “stunt”.
In addition to the staff of the Irish Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, and Rural Affairs (Daerah), which is overseen by Mr. Poots, border areas also serve local government, environmental health workers
It is not yet clear what they will do with Mr. Plan. Poots, though cattle screening is expected to continue ahead of Brexit.
Northern Ireland’s first deputy prime minister Michelle O’Neill, of Sinn Féin, called the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) attempt “illegal to violate domestic and international law”.
The protocol was agreed upon by the United Kingdom and the EU to ensure free trade routes on the Irish border after Brexit.
But coalition politicians have criticized the plan, saying it affects northern Irish territory in Britain.
A spokesman for the UK government said the check operation was “something for the Northern Ireland Executive”.
“We are already aware that there are serious protocol issues that need to be addressed urgently, so we are in intensive talks with the EU to find a solution,” a spokesman said.
According to the delivery of the process, if the matter is reported to a government official, there will be a need for consent with the first deputy prime minister if there is a change.
Sinn Féin once said it would block any attempt to stop border controls.
Foreign Minister Liz Truss is expected to meet again with EU Deputy Foreign Minister Maroš Šefčovič on Thursday.
Former Brexit UK spokesman Lord Frost said he believed the protocol still needed to be changed.
“The best way to deal with this situation is for the EU to negotiate closely with us to change the deal so that these inadequate controls can be ignored,” he said.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said the move was if officials followed through on Mr. Poots, “violates national law.”
He said on Wednesday night that the British government “must comply with international law”.
“Of course not too dubious as we are all working to get a flexible and pragmatic agreement for the implementation of the NI Protocol,” he tweeted.
Under the Northern Ireland Protocol, inspections of items from the UK must take place at Northern Irish stations to ensure that they comply with EU rules.
But sir believe. Poots that these checks are illegal and cannot proceed without permission from the Stormont Executive.
Last week, his desire to force an elder to consider the matter was blocked by Sinn Féin.
He said the legal advice he received on Wednesday confirmed that the implementation of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Control (SPS) will require approval from the Stormont Executive.
Mr. Poots said it meant they could order the checks to be stopped and instructed his department’s secretary-general to stop all checks that had been out of place by 31 December 2020 since midnight.
A group representing the creative industries in Northern Ireland, Manufacturing NI, responded to the move by ordering its members to continue with the steps they have taken.