Finance Minister says no pre-Article 50 negotiations needed

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has stated there shall be no bilateral negotiations with Britain forward of the triggering of Article 50.

Nonetheless, he stated there can be “very sturdy sharing of knowledge.”

Talking in Brussels, Mr Noonan stated: “The negotiating place is that we’re on the European Union staff of 27 and we’re a part of that negotiation.

“So there will not be bilateral negotiations with the British authorities, however there shall be a really sturdy sharing of knowledge.

Mr Noonan stated he had lately met the British Chancellor Philip Hammond, and that he and Taoiseach Enda Kenny had each met Prime Minister Theresa Might final week in Davos, Switzerland.

He dismissed the concept Ms Might’s go to to Dublin early subsequent week can be too quick.

“It isn’t the size of the assembly that is the problem,” he informed reporters. “It is the standard of the assembly and the background work that has been accomplished by two superb groups of civil servants to isolate the problems which can be bilateral between the UK and Eire and to maneuver in direction of doable options to issues.”

He added: “However the precise formal negotiation is EU-UK and in that formal negotiation we’ll be contributors on the EU facet.”

In the meantime, the Taoiseach has stated Brexit is simply too critical a prospect to be left to only one minister.

Talking at a media briefing, Mr Kenny stated each minister was being referred to as in to take care of each side of the upcoming departure of the UK from the EU.

He stated he intends to satisfy each European chief to debate Brexit in some element with them.

Mr Kenny stated he didn’t agree with those that stated Eire ought to redirect its buying and selling focus away from the UK and in direction of different European nations.

There are substantial hyperlinks with Britain which might be constructed on although any contemporary commerce take care of London can be negotiated by means of the EU, he stated.

Mr Kenny stated he was wanting ahead to assembly US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence over the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.


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