DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin welcomed a choice by the European Union government to not invoke the safeguard clause within the Brexit Northern Eire Protocol, having earlier expressed his concern to Brussels over preliminary plans to take action.
The EU on Friday abruptly reversed course on a plan to make use of emergency Brexit measures to limit exports of COVID-19 vaccines by way of the Irish border to the UK after it despatched shockwaves by way of Belfast, London and Dublin.
Martin’s international minister, Simon Coveney, additionally welcomed the transfer and stated classes ought to be discovered: “The Protocol will not be one thing to be tampered with frivolously, it is an important, exhausting received compromise, defending peace and commerce for a lot of,” Coveney stated on Twitter.
(Reporting by Padraic Halpin, Modifying by Rosalba O’Brien)
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