Where to now as politicians celebrate Christmas Eve UK-EU post Brexit deal?

No joy for Irish fishing or agriculture.

Sligo News File.

Politicians are jubilant, a Brexit UK-EU trade deal has been struck. However, much is not yet known publicly about it. The people will have to wait until the publication of the full Agreement in Principle to get a clearer picture of the implications the agreement will have for Ireland.

However, from information garnered from documents, it looks that the deal spells near disaster for the Irish fishing sector with industry representatives saying it has failed Irish fishermen. A source reportedly stated that repeated guarantees have “effectively been shredded.”

The reaction in farming circles is said to be relief that agreement has been struck but given the difficulties ahead for the agri-food sector there is little to cheer about.