Why do Irish people want to trade with the UK?

RTE has interviewed more than 100 Irish people about the Brexit negotiations, and has seen that there are different reactions from different segments of society.

Among them, the most common answer is that people want their trade with Ireland to continue, despite the loss of sovereignty.

One Irish businesswoman, who has been living in London for more than 20 years, said she felt betrayed by the UK, but also “excited” to be able to trade again.

“The Irish economy has suffered from a lot of bad news, especially the financial crisis,” she said.

“It’s the worst economic crisis in our history.

I think Brexit was a big reason for that.”

One of the main reasons that people are so keen to trade is because of the EU-wide deal to free up customs duties on food, fuel and other products.

However, Irish people don’t want to see their goods taxed and are concerned about the effects of Brexit on the Irish economy.

“People are afraid, they don’t know what’s going to happen, and that’s a huge concern for people in Ireland,” said one young Irish person who lives in London.

“If I lose my job, my kids’ jobs, it’s not good.”