The Guardian says the European Commission has raised the spectre of an economically damaging trade war with the UK, pledging to respond with “all measures at its disposal” if Liz Truss presses ahead with a plan to rewrite the Northern Ireland protocol.
The Guardian says Boris Johnson is poised to give the green light to controversial legislation on the Northern Ireland protocol this week as he flies to Belfast for crunch meetings.
Daily Mirror says Boris Johnson is holding crunch talks in Belfast today as he tries to restore devolved Government in Northern Ireland following issues over his Brexit deal.
BBC News says the government is poised to introduce legislation which would allow ministers in London to override parts of the Brexit deal on Northern Ireland.
The Guardian says a delegation of influential US congress representatives will fly to London within days amid growing concern in the White House about spiralling tensions over the Northern Ireland protocol.
The Guardian says Liz Truss has been warned of a major rebellion over plans for a bill that could revoke parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, amid fresh concern in Washington over the UK’s approach.
The Independent says The foreign secretary Liz Truss has said the UK “will not shy away” from taking action on the Northern Ireland Protocol after Boris Johnson indicated the situation was “now very serious”.
The Independent says the Foreign Secretary will reportedly move to discard large portions of the Northern Ireland Protocol after giving up on Brexit negotiations with the EU.
The Guardian says the Democratic Unionist party is to seek an urgent meeting with Boris Johnson to warn him it will stall power-sharing at Stormont until Christmas if the Northern Ireland protocol is not modified.
The Independent says a lottery winner who has given away more than half of her £115 million fortune said she is addicted to giving to others.
The Guardian says Northern Ireland will need to lose more than 1 million sheep and cattle to meet its new legally binding climate emissions targets.
The Metro says five men have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after violence erupted in Northern Ireland.
The Independent says Police in Northern Ireland are to send safety equipment to Ukraine.
Belfast Telegraph says Parents have been warned to expect disruption to children’s education across Northern Ireland due to industrial action this week.
BBC News says some school transport, meals and council bin collections will be disrupted by a week-long strike from Monday.
France24 says Hundreds of thousands of Irish and international visitors were to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Ireland on Thursday after a two-year pause in festivities due to the coronavirus.
The Independent says at the arrivals hall in Dublin airport a grandmother won’t let go of her newborn grandson.
The Independent says the stabbing of a pharmacist in north Belfast has been condemned by industry representatives.
The Guardian says Ministers are to launch a campaign of “nudging and cajoling” to combat religious segregation in education in Northern Ireland.
Belfast Telegraph says snow arrived in Northern Ireland on Thursday morning with winter scenes across the province, with the Met Office issuing another warning for icy stretches from the evening until 9am on Friday morning.
Belfast Live says a DUP councillor has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual grooming following claims made by a so-called “paedophile hunter” group.
Belfast Telegraph says A tragic incident has occurred at a Belfast train station on Friday morning.
Belfast Telegraph says the family of a teenager shot dead in north Belfast 30 years ago returned to the scene on Thursday night for a memorial service.
The Guardian says The impact of the first year of Brexit on Ireland has been revealed after official data showed cross-border trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland jumped by €2.8bn (£2.3bn) in 2021.
Belfast Telegraph says Former Friends star Matt Le Blanc has split from Top Gear producer and Fermanagh woman Aurora Milligan after six years together, it has been announced.
Climate change bills in Northern Ireland edge closer to completion – hope for fast-track before deadline
The Guardian says Northern Ireland’s first legally binding climate act faces a race against time to get passed before the devolved institutions at Stormont are dissolved in the coming weeks.
Belfast Telegraph says A Co Antrim man who brandished a hammer at his neighbours after slapping one of them on the buttocks has been jailed for seven months.
The Guardian says Evidence of “collusive behaviour” between police and loyalist paramilitary groups related to murders during the Troubles have been uncovered by a watchdog investigation.
The Independent says A climate change Bill has passed the consideration stage at the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Independent says The Northern Ireland Executive has formally been shorn of governing powers after DUP First Minister Paul Givan quit the administration.
Euronews says The Northern Irish Minister of Agriculture ordered his services to stop post-Brexit controls on foodstuffs at midnight.
Hope Street spoilers: DC Leila Hussain’s big secret revealed as new BBC serial drama kicks off with a bang
The Metro says Hope Street kicked off with a bang, with the first episode teasing the shocking reason why protagonist DC Leila Hussain (Amara Karan) has come to Northern Ireland.
The Independent says Irish citizens are being advised to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine it was announced.
The Independent says The funeral of Ashling Murphy a primary school teacher murdered while out for a run, will take place later today in Co Offaly.
The Independent says the death of Sinead O’Connor’s son will be referred to the National Review Panel (NRP) for investigation.