Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald says Ireland needs a strong voice as critical talks get underway between the EU and the UK
Negotiations on a future relationship are expected to begin next month but it remains to be seen whether a new Irish Government is formed by then.
This week, the European Parliament set out its stall and called on the UK to follow EU rules in a host of areas.
Frances Fitzgerald says it will be a challenging period
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