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Ireland must be top priority in Brexit, says FTAI

[ April 25, 2017   //   ]

Freight transport group FTA Ireland (FTAI) has called on both sides in the Brexit negotiations to make sure that Ireland’s unique circumstances and links with the UK are prioritised.

It says that avoiding uncertainty and a cliff edge for businesses should be a priority for both negotiating teams.

FTAI general manager, Aidan Flynn, is taking part in a series of meetings with EU officials this week to discuss the implications of Brexit for trade and logistics in Ireland, in advance of the European Summit on 29 April between European governments to discuss guidelines for the UK’s exit negotiations with the EU.

Aidan Flynn said: “FTAI members are deeply concerned about the consequences of Brexit in terms of the movement of goods, in particular accessing the UK and the European marketplace.  Whilst other EU members trade with the UK in significant volumes, no other has as much at stake as the island of Ireland.”

FTAI is calling for there to be no hard border with Northern Ireland and no barriers to trade with the UK, seamless transport links between Ireland and the UK and a seamless transition to the post-Brexit era.



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