Saturday September 19, 2020

Editor’s view: Britain can’t be allowed to tear up Brexit protocol

Paschal Donohoe’s comments in recent days were a reassuring reiteration of the Irish government’s stance on the matter

1st March, 2020
Paschal Donohoe delivered the Irish government’s very clear view on the matter during a speech to the Irish Tax Institute on Friday night

Just when we thought the dilemma over the Irish border had been put to bed, it has suddenly crept back to centre stage of the Brexit talks. The matter, we had been assured, had been dealt with last October when Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson had agreed a protocol which meant that the North would enforce all EU custom rules at its ports.

It was most certainly a fudge, and one...

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