World Ireland to receive €920m for Brexit impact
PM under pressure to act on migrant sea crossings
Lives remain at risk, but as the crisis persists, the greater the political risks for the PM too.The prime minister is under pressure from many of his own MPs - who in turn are under pressure from a substantial number of their voters - to do more to stop the small boats coming to our shores.
The Republic of Ireland is to receive €920m (£782m) from a European Commission fund which is designed to "mitigate the impact of Brexit".
The Brexit Adjustment Reserve is available to all European Union (EU) member states "while ensuring a strong concentration on those most affected".
The commission said Ireland is the biggest beneficiary and the first state to benefit.
The reserve has a total budget of €5.4bn (£4.5bn).
The Irish government will receive €361.5m (£307.4m) in 2021, €276.7m (£235.3m) in 2022 and €282.2m (£240m) in 2023.
Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, said Brexit has had a "negative impact on many people's lives" and it is "the people in Ireland who feel it the most".
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"The EU's Brexit Adjustment Reserve stands for solidarity with those most affected," she continued.
"In moving forward, we don't want to leave anyone behind.
"The funding that Ireland will receive will contribute to improve living standards, support economic growth in the country and mitigate the negative impacts in local communities."
The Irish government had a prominent role in the Brexit negotiations and in the outworkings of the Northern Ireland Protocol due to its land border with the UK and the potential trade implications of Brexit.
The protocol, designed to prevent trade restrictions at the Irish border, is a key element of the Brexit deal which keeps Northern Ireland aligned with the European Union's single market for goods.
Post-Brexit fishing. The negotiations will be stopped on December 10, confirms Clément Beaune
© Marc Ollivier / West-France Breton fishermen in the port of Saint-Malo, Friday, November 26, 2021. Guest of "France Inter" on 29 November 2021 , Clément Beaune, the French Secretary of State for European Affairs, recalled that negotiations with the United Kingdom around fishing licenses would stop on December 10. The European Commission is on the same wavelength.
However, it has faced criticism from unionists because of disruption to some goods moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In November, the Irish government said it was preparing "contingency plans" in the event the UK triggered Article 16, which would in effect allow the UK or the EU to take unilateral "safeguard" measures to suspend parts of the deal.
Tánaiste (Irish deputy prime minister) Leo Varadkar, said nobody wanted.
He said "rebalancing measures" would be needed if the UK took action.
Post-Brexit Fishing: The EU 2022 fishing quota debate Full Franco-British conflict .
© Reuters - Stephane Mahe The British trawler Cornelis Gert Jan in the harbor of Le Havre. The European ministers of the fishery meet until Monday in Brussels to fix the catch quotas authorized in 2022 in the waters of the European Union. This meeting then intervenes that the cloth burns between Paris and London in the conflict of post-Brexit fishing rights. The release of the UK from the EU has rebutted the cards. French fishermen will therefore be particularly attentive to the negotiations.