North must become a ‘special economic zone’ under Brexit, says Micheál Martin

Fianna Fáil leader said such a designation ‘would threaten no one’s sovereignty’

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  warned against negotiators rushing to microphones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin warned against negotiators rushing to microphones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the only credible means of addressing Northern Ireland’s economic needs post-Brexit was for it to become a special economic zone.

In an address to the Killarney Economic Conference, which is organised in partnership with The Irish Times, Mr Martin claimed such a designation “would threaten no one’s sovereignty”.

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