Comment: Trade agreement will boost domestic growth
A free trade agreement between the US and EU could create many jobs in the EU and benefit Irish exporters, writes Richard Bruton.
A new EU-US free trade agreement will provide an invaluable shot in the arm for Irish exporters and workers. The EU's Trade Council will seek to reach agreement among EU trade ministers on a common position when it meets in Dublin on Thursday.
Everyone knows how fundamental international trade is to Ireland's economic recovery plan. Irish exports of goods and services increased by 11 per cent in 2011, reaching €173 billion, the highest on record....
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