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Former Irish Prime Ministers discuss implications of Brexit

25 October 2016

Two former Taoisigh (Irish Prime Ministers) give evidence to European Union Committee as it continues its inquiry on Brexit: UK-Irish relations.

Witnesses

Tuesday 25 October in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 4.05pm

  • John Bruton, Former Taoiseach of Ireland (1994-1997) and EU Ambassador to the USA (2004-09)
  • Bertie Ahern, Former Taoiseach of Ireland (1997-2008)

Topics

  • The implications of Brexit for existing relationships between UK and Irish Governments
  • The implications for the Common Travel Area, and the current ‘soft border’ arrangements on the island of Ireland
  • The impact of Brexit on cross-border trade and the agri-food sector in particular
  • The impact of Brexit on the Northern Ireland peace process
  • The effect Brexit will have on key policy areas such as social welfare and the Irish energy market

Further information

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