Irish Government Fighting For Survival

Ireland’s government was fighting for its survival on Friday after the party propping it up announced plans to break their agreement because of the handling of a policing scandal.The domestic crisis has hit just weeks ahead of a key European Union summit on Britain’s plans to leave the EU, a large portion of which hinges on Irish issues.Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is due to play a major role in the Dec 14-15 summit, telling EU leaders whether Ireland believes sufficient progress has been made on the future border between Ireland and Britain’s province of Northern Ireland.It will be the only UK land border with the EU after Brexit.

Source: Irish government fighting for survival ahead of key EU summit – Reuters

This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.

Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Craig Erlam