Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020: Discussion

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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Obviously, if the British did decide to renege on the agreement, we would have to look at it. Given the historical arrangements between the UK and Ireland vis-à-visthe common travel area, however, I do not envisage that being an issue. I will undertake to look into the matter further and perhaps to consult with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Coveney, who is the chief negotiator from the Irish perspective, on where we would go to from there if that were to happen but my personal view is that I do not envisage it being an issue.