With just 65 days to go until the UK exits the EU, time is running out to get a trade deal on Brexit. However, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney says he is still hopeful for a deal and told the Irish Farmers Journal 2020 Vision webinar that at the very least Ireland needed a “pretty thin trade deal”.

“What I mean by that is that at an absolute minimum we need a trade deal that avoids tariffs on trade across the Irish Sea,” he said.