Monday 23 October 2017

An Irish solution to an Irish problem on Border

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade with Special Responsibility for Brexit, Simon Coveney TD at the launch of the Report on the Implications of Brexit for the Good Friday Agreement at Leinster House in Dublin. Photo: Stephen Collins /Collins Photos
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade with Special Responsibility for Brexit, Simon Coveney TD at the launch of the Report on the Implications of Brexit for the Good Friday Agreement at Leinster House in Dublin. Photo: Stephen Collins /Collins Photos
Editorial

Editorial

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is seeking a special deal for Northern Ireland in the Brexit talks.

Mr Coveney also wants an all-island approach to dealing with Brexit, as it would provide clarity for the EU negotiators, and make an impact on the British government's approach.

In a novel approach, the minister is suggesting Northern Ireland will remain in the customs union - or get a special deal to be linked into it - even if the rest of Britain is gone.

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