The opportunity to "reset" relations with Britain presented by death of Queen- Irish PM

The opportunity to “reset” relations with Britain presented by death of Queen- Irish PM

The opportunity to “reset” relations with Britain presented by death of Queen- Irish PM

Following fierce Brexit disagreements, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said the Queen’s passing presents a chance to “repair” relations between Britain and Ireland.

This information was provided by the prime minister in a BBC interview.
The Taoiseach stated that Her Majesty’s demise should provide “time for contemplation” and “remind us of the need to proactively foster the connection” between the two countries. He is scheduled to attend a memorial service for the Queen at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.

The passing of the Queen comes amid heightened political tensions at Stormont and between the UK and Irish governments over plans for Northern Ireland after Brexit.

‘And that this moment gives us that opportunity for reflection and for resetting, in a good way, that relationship.’

The ‘bureaucratic’ implementation of the Protocol by the EU – including the imposition of physical customs checks – has been blamed by UK ministers for hampering trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 

The DUP have refused to re-enter a power-sharing administration in Northern Ireland until the Protocol, part of the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU, is reformed.

The opportunity to “reset” relations with Britain presented by death of Queen- Irish PM

New Prime Minister Liz Truss is also threatening to push ahead with legislation at Westminster to scrap key elements of the Protocol if negotiations with the EU on revamping trade rules continue to stall.

However, Mr. Martin argued that the Northern Ireland Protocol controversy-related rift might be an opportunity to mend fences in a BBC interview.
“I would like to hope that the passing of Queen Elizabeth II would give us all time for contemplation,” Mr. Martin remarked, referring to the monarch’s first visit to Ireland.

And will serve as a reminder that we must aggressively work to strengthen the ties between Britain and Ireland in the coming years.

Gentille Communication

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