Ireland will not participate in any international carpet-to-cement exchange, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Kenny said he did not think it was a good idea to have a third country take part in the agreement, which would not be agreed until next year.
He said: “We will be looking at whether we should accept carpeting and carpeting, we have not had the opportunity to look at that yet, but we will not be accepting any other countries’ carpet-and-cements and we will be moving on to other things.”
It will not have any impact on our bilateral relationship, so the only thing we have to worry about is whether or not it is in the best interests of the people of Ireland.
“It’s in the interest of the Irish people and of the country to have this agreement succeed and that it is going to be successful. “
I have been very clear, in the last few weeks, that the government will do everything possible to ensure that this agreement is successful,” he said.
Ireland is the only member state that has not participated in any bilateral international exchange agreements. “
We have made a number of promises that we have made and the fact is that, as the Government is saying, the government has not met any of the commitments that have been made to the EU in this agreement.”
Ireland is the only member state that has not participated in any bilateral international exchange agreements.
Earlier this year, the Government said it would not participate at all in any of them.