Northern Ireland could become a "permanent casualty" of Brexit if the Protocol dispute remains unresolved

The Northern Ireland Protocol may become an ongoing irritant unless a compromise is found urgently, peers warned.

There continues to be disagreement between the EU and the United Kingdom about controls and processes for goods shipped to Northern Ireland.

The peers expressed concern that the UK and EU’s approach to the protocol has failed to find solutions and have led to a severe deterioration in relations between London, Belfast, Dublin and Brussels.

To avoid a “permanent casualty” of the Brexit process, the UK and the EU need to work together urgently to find solutions to the Brexit problem.

The EU and the UK must solve the problem of the Irish border issue.

The economy and companies in Northern Ireland must reach an agreement.