“Frustrations may be heightened but we haven’t crossed the final furlong when it comes to Brexit. Our task as the European Union, and particularly from an Irish perspective, is to ensure that there is a level playing field that prevents environmental and human rights standards being kicked to the curb for the competitive advantage of some.
“It protects our economy when we are all playing by the same rules. I believe that the citizens of our respective countries expect protections to be in place for the most vulnerable in all trade deals, including those negotiated with Britain”.
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