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Taoiseach concerned about Brexit affecting Christmas deliveries to Ireland

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned he is “concerned” about Brexit affecting Christmas deliveries to Ireland.

Martin was asked if he was concerned about the current issues facing the UK following Brexit affecting deliveries to Ireland, particularly in the lead up to Christmas.

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Martin replied: “I am indeed. I’ve been concerned for a long time in relation to Brexit. I think Covid has masked a lot of the issues around Brexit.”

He noted that Ireland has managed to weather the storm with Brexit, but he warned the Irish businesses are finding the time for getting goods into the country is much longer than before Brexit.

“SMEs (Small and medium enterprises) within Britain are finding it difficult in terms of accessing the European market,” he added.

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“I think the fallout has yet to come in terms of Brexit and I think… if we could take the politics away from it, I think everybody, including the UK, needs to reflect on how it’s working.”

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach – 27 June 2020” by Houses of the Oireachtas is licensed under CC BY 2.0 /“PM Boris Johnson speaking at the opening of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, 20 January 2020” is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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