October 17, 2019 / 11:24 AM / a month ago

Ireland's foreign minister welcomes Brexit deal as a big step forward

DUBLIN, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Ireland’s foreign minister on Thursday welcomed the Brexit deal struck by the British government and the European Union as “a big step forward”.

“Its a deal that recognises all of the issues that we have been raising for the last three years. It is a deal that will protect people on this island, it will protect peace on this island, it will protect trade on this island,” said Simon Coveney.

Reporting by Graham Fahy; Editing by Alex Richardson

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