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Tánaiste to host Brexit briefing in Carrigaline on Monday

December 1st, 2017 12:51 PM

By Southern Star Team

The Tánaiste will host a Brexit briefing in Carrigaline on Monday.

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TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney is hosting a number of Brexit Breakfast Briefings in Cork in the coming weeks, with the first on his own doorstep – in Carrigaline.

The Tánaiste will be in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Monday December 4th at 7.30am, until 9am.

Business owners, retailers and those involved in tourism in the region are invited to attend the free briefing, which will see Minister for Foreign Affairs Coveney providing an update on Brexit negotiations, his insights and also practical ways to begin preparing for Brexit.

‘Since I took office in June – as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for Brexit – I have been keenly aware of the importance of engaging on the topic of Brexit. Through a series of Brexit information events in Cork, I want to share with you the latest news, updates and insights on Brexit, the negotiations, and the impact for you, your families and your work,’ said Minister Simon Coveney.

‘On Irish issues, the Government’s position and priorities have been clear for a long time. We want to protect the peace process, including by avoiding a hard border on this island. We want to maintain the Common Travel Area with Britain, protect North-South cooperation, and safeguard the EU citizenship and other rights of people in Northern Ireland.’

The Tánaiste said there should be a transition phase for Brexit that preserves the status quo in terms of membership of the Single Market and Customs Union, and that is as long as is necessary for an orderly Brexit.

The Brexit Breakfast information events are free of charge and all are welcome to attend. However, registration is required by emailing [email protected] or by calling 021 4374200.

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