‘We are working hard for post-Brexit deal’ says Irish minister
‘We are working hard for the post-Brexit deal’, says Irish trade minister
“Are we working hard for the post-Brexit deal?” This is the issue that has been floating around in the minds of the citizens of Ireland and Great Britain since the United Kingdom’s notification of Article 50. The British people will vote on the Article 50 notification on 29 June, which is widely expected to be the exercise hand in hand. If British citizens vote to leave the European Union, the Irish government and the EU will have to face the consequences. A hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would be one of those consequences and the already volatile tourism climate in Ireland is something that could get even worse.
There is a possibility that an independent Ireland will emerge from the EU as one of the last remaining independent states in the UK. If the Irish vote to remain in part of the UK, there will have to be some transitional arrangements for the removal of the Irish language from the school curriculum. For Ireland, maintaining its distinct identity and cultural traditions is very important. Many of Northern Ireland’s citizens want to maintain their sweaty identity and culture and will want to guarantee their rights, as Irish citizens are protected across the UK, as are citizens of any other EU country.
There are many areas in Ireland where there are great fears about the future. Some areas are already seeing an increase in graffiti due to increased fears in some areas. In response to this, the Irish government has launched a series of measures to increase security in these areas. Irish Arts Minister Leona Concussion also said that a tough border could be a reality if the UK leaves the EU. More measures are expected to be announced in the near future.
An independent Ireland would be welcome to the European community, as we have been for many years and many other countries want the same. Leaving the UK would cause a hard border with the Republic of Ireland, which is one of the most vibrant and creative countries in Europe. I have often heard “we are working hard for our post-Brexit deal”. If the Irish Government and the parties agree to a hard border agreement, then it will be much easier for the Northern Irish people to travel and work in the rest of the EU. It is likely that the free travel card scheme could be reintroduced in the near future, which would allow EU citizens to move freely across the island.
We must obtain a hard border at a difficult price, but that price will be paid by Ireland. If we do not get a hard border with Northern Ireland, there will be major problems with the Good Friday Agreement. Without a hard border, the Agreement will not be sustainable. Therefore, if the Irish people vote to remain part of the EU, then their citizens will have the right to live and work in the rest of the EU, without having to obtain a visa.
The next step in the negotiations is the border on the island of Ireland. There will be a hard and soft border, depending on how things go in the negotiations between the United Kingdom and Ireland. If the Irish government does not give the compromise they want in the negotiations, then I fear that the tough border may well be back. For this reason, it is essential for the EU to give the Irish government what it wants in the negotiations.
The Irish people are determined to remain part of the EU. The Good Friday Agreement was negotiated by the Irish government and the European Union and must be maintained by the Irish people through tough negotiations. Otherwise, the agreement will end up being unfeasible and the United Kingdom may propose another agreement to the EU, for example, a smoother agreement for Ireland in exchange for better access to the Single Market and the Customs Union. If the Irish government gets a better deal with the EU, the Irish people must vote to remain in the UK in the Irish referendum.
Taoiseach gave a solid message to the British people. He told them that there will be a hard border if the UK decides to leave the EU. Taoiseach has been very useful for the British during the negotiations. The British people must get used to the idea of a hard border if they want a big post-breastfeeding deal for Ireland. Without hard borders, the Common Travel Area could be damaged and trade between the UK and Ireland would be severely affected.