The former Northern Ireland secretary Lord Hain said the Brexit plan could break the law and “sabotage” the Good Friday agreement. Mr Cullinan commended the work of the EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier for his patience and perseverance in pursuit of an outcome that steered away from a crash-out situation. Theresa May is expected to struggle to get her Brexit deal through Parliament for a second time this evening, with her own Attorney General dealing her a major blow with his legal advice. ... Find your unique code on the back page of Irish Country Living every week. Brexit deal: farmers, Taoiseach and food industry react 2020-12-24. He said we can now look forward to 2021 with "greater optimism" in the knowledge that a huge threat has been removed. British Government says legislation will override parts of withdrawal agreement if a trade settlement isn't achieved next month. Yet damage caused by Brexit may also be fatal for Ireland’s government in the long term, particularly if the United Kingdom finally leaves the European Union without a trade deal. Brexit reaction: The backstop 'has been replaced' in new deal that 'protects all-island economy', says Taoiseach The Tánaiste Simon Coveney has described the last-minute Brexit deal … © RTÉ 2021. RTÉ.ie is the website of Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland's National Public Service Media. Prime minister to repeat his vow to take UK out of EU on Halloween with or without a deal "The scenes at Dover this week, with hundreds of trucks backed up and freight delayed, does not bode well. "Since the Brexit referendum result the UFU has been lobbying to achieve the best possible outcome for NI farmers. Mr Cullinan said the Government and the EU must have the €400m support fund for Irish farmers ready in the new year to address any market disturbance and he said the €5 billion EU Brexit adjustment fund must also be available. On the so-called Irish Protocol contained within the agreement, Martin said he believes it is “a good outcome for the people of Northern Ireland”. "A lot of lobbying with both the UK Government and the EU will be needed to try and mitigate against the worst impacts of these changes to ensure that we have time to adjust and can keep trade flowing," he said. Mixed reaction to Brexit vote defeat from Northern Ireland politicians British prime minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons after losing the vote on her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement 965. EU must use same yardstick as it did with UK Zone to rebalance quota in Irish Waters! Read about our approach to external linking. British Government says legislation will override parts of withdrawal agreement if a trade settlement isn't achieved next month. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said the EU will continue to work for a deal because no-deal "will never be the choice of the EU". "Farmers here on the island of Ireland and in the UK are steadfast in their view of standards. ... ICSA reaction. The British government, he said, were “wrong-footed” by Ireland’s Brexit strategy. The Irish Farmers Association has said the deal reached between the EU and the UK is a relief, but that it will pose significant difficulties for the Irish agri-food sector. "Green Lanes have been implemented previously for food exports. Irish reaction to UK's Brexit 'no deal' plan Newsday British Government says legislation will override parts of withdrawal agreement if a trade settlement isn't achieved next month THERESA MAY’S steely reaction to Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has gone viral, after MPs praised the Prime Minister for successfully getting rid of the Irish backstop. Read more. "We do need to analyse and fully consider the potential for regulatory divergence between GB and the EU, as the controls and procedures which NI now faces are changing unrecognisably. "We have real concerns about how non-tariff barriers will impact on our ability to keep trade flows moving. However, he said many challenges lie ahead for farming following this historic Brexit breakthrough, from establishing new trade deals to designing a domestic agricultural policy. We speak to one of the main opposition candidates in Belarus after more than a hundred people were arrested in protests. The leaders of Northern Ireland, which had voted against leaving the EU, were pleased to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Mr McCormack said he was cognisant that the devil could be in the detail and ICMSA will be analysing the relevant articles in the coming days to establish the exact impact on our sector. Politicians and business representatives in Northern Ireland have been reacting to the announcement that the EU and UK have reached a post-Brexit trade deal. “Part of the British reaction is their being on the back foot in relation to Irish diplomacy,” he said. ... Irish Government gives hope with rapid increase in vaccine deployment . IFA President Tim Cullinan said while the work of the two sides to avoid a 'no-deal' has to be acknowledged, he said the eventual outcome leaves little reason to celebrate. Irish Exporters Association CEO welcomes EU-UK trade deal and urges businesses to ensure they are prepared for inevitable changes to trade. And a report from the country facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis - we're in Yemen to see how it's now dealing with another crisis: Covid. Subscribe to Reaction – £6 monthly or £60 annual – to receive Iain Martin’s newsletter, full access to our site, … Beef exports into the UK will now avoid tariffs – which had previously been a major threat to cattle prices. The IFA said it will be analysing the detail of the deal to evaluate the impact on Irish food exports. The DUP has interpreted the wording of her letter to mean that the EU's proposal will be in the Brexit divorce deal, despite Mrs May's insistence it will never come into effect. The Irish Farmers Association has said the deal reached between the EU and the UK is a relief, but that it will pose significant difficulties for the Irish agri-food sector. These must be prioritised after January 1," he said. The issue of the Irish border - and how to keep it free from border checks when it becomes the frontier between the UK and the EU - has been a key sticking point in Brexit negotiations. Recovery delayed as heavy restrictions set to linger into May . The prime minister and EU bureaucrats agreed on a Brexit deal on Thursday morning which eliminates the Irish backstop and puts in place other measures to ensure EU customs regulations are respected on the isle of Ireland whilst keeping Northern Ireland in the UK’s customs territory. RTÉ is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. The deadline to apply will be 31 December 2020, instead of 30 June 2021 if there is a Brexit deal. Our aim has always been focused on ensuring free and frictionless trade could continue north/south and east/west. Australian reporters leave China 'amid diplomatic standoff'. Irish and UK fishers say the EU:UK Brexit trade agreement brokered on Christmas eve is not a good deal and fails their respective industries.. peace agreement between the British government and Irish rebels seeking independence. The criticism of the Brussels body comes as Ireland is bracing for a possible no deal Brexit in two weeks’ time. As part of the deal, Northern Ireland, where the population is majority Protestant, remained part of … The news of a Brexit trade deal agreement has led to some reassurance and support for the Irish beef sector as we are entering the new year. A senior Irish Government source cautioned that a knee-jerk reaction should be avoided. ... drawing a chilly reaction from the UK, which said it was "disappointed." The Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) said the Brexit trade deal that was reached this afternoon has been long awaited and marks a significant milestone. "We have consistently said that Irish farmers are at the top of the queue, and that the Irish Government will have to bring forward support for our farming sector," he said. "The trade deal means that like NI, there will be no tariffs or quotas applied on trade between the EU and Great Britain. "The danger is that the deal isn't robust enough to ensure the regulations of the Single Market are adhered to," he said. Farmers, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Bord Bia and the Northern Ireland food industry have reacted to the Brexit deal. Brexit deal reaction from Irish Exporters & Road Haulage Associations. Jennifer Rankin in Brussels Thu 3 Jan 2019 12.11 EST 347 The Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, has said his country is preparing for a no-deal Brexit … UFU president Victor Chestnutt said it is good news for Northern Ireland's agriculture industry and is the start of a new beginning. Meanwhile, the President of ICMSA Pat McCormack has said that the deal has averted a "potential disaster" for Ireland's agri-food sector and the wider rural economy that depends on that sector. Brexit: Boris Johnson to give EU ‘take it or leave it’ ultimatum after Irish outrage at border plan. Mr McCormack said that with over 50% of Irish beef and 30% of dairy exports going to British markets we have sold into for centuries, the imposition of tariffs and quotas would have been "hugely damaging". And family members will only be able to join settled EU citizens in the UK before 29 March 2022. Patrick Murphy, CEO of the IS&WFPO has given his members reaction to the EU-UK Post Brexit deal announced on Christmas eve. The trade deal, which comes into effect on January 1, secures continued and full reciprocal access to fish in each other’s waters until June 30, 2026 with a ‘gradual and balanced reduction of EU quotas in UK waters [agreed at 25%] over time’. According to Mr Cullinan, the longer-term implication for food exports could be the flooding of the UK market by cheap imports. Irish Government says COVID-19 devastation makes brexit deal more essential . Anti-Brexit and pro-Brexit protesters argue outside the Houses of Parliament, ahead of a vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 15, 2019. Meáin Náisiúnta Seirbhíse Poiblí na hÉireann.