Smith calls on Government to outline impact of draft Brexit deal for Ireland

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Border Region Development Brendan Smith has called on the Government to outline the implications of the draft Brexit deal for Ireland.  It follows the publication of a draft settlement for Britain ahead of a referendum on its EU membership.

Deputy Smith commented, “Over the past five years the Government has had a consistent policy of excluding the Irish people from basic information on the likely impact of EU proposals on Ireland.  This deal is far too important for this to be allowed to continue.

“All of the proposed changes are potentially significant for Ireland – including cross-border welfare entitlements.

“Fianna Fáil is calling on the Government to publish details of the likely impact of the deal on Ireland before the Taoiseach signs off on it in Brussels later this month”.