Ireland must support a balanced trade deal

Public debate in Ireland on the World Trade Organisation Doha talks taking place in Geneva has been dominated by claims by farmers that their livelihoods are at risk.

26th July, 2008

Public debate in Ireland on the World Trade Organisation Doha talks taking place in Geneva has been dominated by claims by farmers that their livelihoods are at risk.

However, the attitude of the government to any proposed deal must be informed by the needs of the wider economy. Put simply, the farmers are overstating their case, and the potential gains to the economy of a deal being done - or risks of it not being...

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