Michael McGrath: Ireland and UK are determined to reach Brexit agreement

The finance minister has met with Jeremy Hunt, the British Chancellor, as hope grows for an agreement on the Northern Ireland Protocol

Michael McGrath said European Commissioner Maros Sefcovic and his team are “very anxious to secure agreement to bring a final settlement to this issue.” Picture: Getty Images

Ireland and the UK have a shared determination to secure an agreement on post-Brexit trading arrangements, Michael McGrath has said following his first meeting with Jeremy Hunt, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer.

McGrath said that talks on the Northern Ireland protocol had reached a new level and there was a good atmosphere, though there still issues that need to be resolved.

“We discussed at a high level our objective of what we’d like to ...