"The best solution for the UK could be an interim arrangement with the EU to continue benefiting from the single market and the customs union for as long as is needed until an alternative EU-UK deal is reached, as sensible voices have proposed." Commissioner Hogan was speaking this morning at the opening of the new Dairygold Campus in Mallow, at an event attended by the Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald TD and the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed TD.
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In a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland in Cork today, EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan said: "Cork is one of Western Europe's great maritime trading cities, with a long and proud history of doing business with the US, the UK and continental Europe. Since 1973, Cork has arguably enjoyed the best of all possible worlds: a common travel area with the UK, full membership of the EU and single market, and a magnet for US investment and business. Today, the tectonic plates underpinning those certainties are shifting. The UK has voted to leave the EU. The US has elected a president with a strong nationalistic and inward-looking business focus. And the European Union is steaming ahead with further economic integration. Your challenge as business leaders is to plan for the future by triangulating these new circumstances."
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The European Commission Representation in Ireland and the Lithuanian Embassy in Ireland will host a photographic exhibition "The Quiet Land of Erin“, by photographer Daiva Mikuckaitė. The exhibition will open to the public from 5 to 10 p.m. on Culture Night (22 September) at Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.
The European Commission Representation in Ireland will host a stand (Stand 315, Row 14, Block 3) at the “The National Ploughing Championships” in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 September 2017.
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