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'Macron win will complicate Brexit negotiations for Ireland'

A Le Pen loss would be a plus for Ireland - but that doesn't mean we should cheer for Macron either

26th April, 2017

We’ve been reminded of it countless times: Ireland’s largest trading partner is Britain. So Ireland’s goal in Brexit negotiations is to achieve the softest possible Brexit – one that results in the fewest possible tariffs, and one that can precipitate the closest possible post-Brexit trading relationship between the two neighbours.

“I think Macron's election undoubtedly complicates the effort to achieve that objective,” John O’Brennan, the Jean Monnet Professor of...

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