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Ireland trade must flow post-Brexit

[ January 24, 2017   //   ]

FTA Ireland general manager Aidan Flynn stressed the importance of free movement and ensuring trade continues unhindered at an all-island meeting on the impact of Brexit in Dundalk on 23 January. Mr Flynn attended the meeting alongside representatives from Ireland’s transport and logistics industry, Minister of Transport Shane Ross and Department for Transport officials.

He said: “The concern is that the task at hand is much bigger than everyone thinks to achieve everything within the two-year timeframe after Article 50 is triggered, especially with Ireland’s geographical issue.”

He added, however: “FTA Ireland members are heartened that Ireland has been consistently high on the agenda as part of Theresa May and the UK government’s Brexit deliberations. It is absolutely vital for the stability of the region and the retention of commitments under the Good Friday agreement that there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic and it’s good to see that both the Irish and UK governments are committed to this.”