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EU Select Committee
Inquiry announced 12 January 2018
This inquiry is a follow-up to the Committee's December 2016 report on Brexit: UK-Irish relations.
The Committee's original report found that the implications of Brexit for Ireland were more profound than they are for any other Member State, giving rise to a series of complex and interconnected questions, affecting UK-Irish relations, Northern Ireland, and North-South relations on the island of Ireland. The Committee warned that closer UK-Irish relations and stability in Northern Ireland must not become 'collateral damage' of Brexit.
There have been significant developments since the report was published, including:
This follow-up inquiry will review the impact of Brexit on UK-Irish relations, in light of the developments outlined above, with particular emphasis on:
Evidence given by Ruth Taillon, Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies; Gina McIntyre, Chief Executive, Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)
Evidence given by Lt Col Rebekka Strässle, Chief of Staff, Swiss Border Guard; Dr Christian Bock, Director-General, Federal Customs Administration; Mr Pål Hellesylt, Director for Customs and Trade Facilitation, Directorate of Norwegian Customs; Mrs Hanne Solgaard Andersen, Head of Customs Procedures Department, Customs Region East—Norway
Evidence given by Eoin O’Neill, President, British Irish Chamber of Commerce; Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec; Aidan Flynn, General Manager, FTA Ireland
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
EU Committee hears evidence on Tuesday 6 February at 3.05pm