Monday 23 July 2018

Five-point plan will ensure we win the best deal in Brexit talks

The negotiations will affect Ireland for years to come. We must keep an eagle eye on these talks, writes Stephen Donnelly

As phase two begins, this is a good time to take stock of Brexit. Stock photo: PA Wire/PA Images
As phase two begins, this is a good time to take stock of Brexit. Stock photo: PA Wire/PA Images

How Ireland performs on Brexit in 2018 will affect us for years. Notwithstanding some mistakes, the Government did a pretty good job on the international aspects of Brexit last year, with a strong agreement secured to wrap up phase one of the negotiations. Against this, it has done a pretty lousy job in getting Irish enterprise ready for the threats and opportunities which Brexit presents.

As phase two begins, this is a good time to take stock. Here are five areas of focus:

1 Getting a transition agreement

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