Ireland says UK economic difficulties won’t affect Irish businesses

DUBLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Ireland’s finance minister said economic difficulties in neighbouring Britain had not hurt Irish businesses and he hoped new aggressive talks with the European Union over a Northern Ireland protocol would continue under a new prime minister.

“Political and economic stability in the UK is an important part of the economic outlook for Ireland and Europe,” Pashal Donoghue, who is also head of the group of euro zone finance ministers, told a news conference.

“We don’t see any indication at the moment that the latest developments in the UK are having an impact on the performance of Irish businesses. But this is something we are monitoring and it is closely related to the performance of Irish businesses. The Irish economy.”

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Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Susan Fenton

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