Nightmare of no-deal Brexit averted on the night before Christmas
Trade deal to protect single market is widely welcomed despite hit to fishing industry
Simon Coveney, the indefatigable Minister for Foreign Affairs, had it right when he flagged up what the Brexit trade deal would mean. It would be, he said on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, one of the few times that there was a good news story from Brexit.
And make no mistake about it, this is a good news story. There is disappointment for Irish fishermen who will lose some of the quota that they...
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