- Feb 25, 2011
The Indo (yes, I know) are reporting that the CTA is to be retained as part of the initial agreement being hammerd out around Brexit.
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney indicated a deal on the CTA was now imminent and that it was "a big win" for Ireland in the EU and UK talks over Brexit.
"The first big win of the Brexit negotiations will be on what is called the common travel area (CTA)," he said.
https://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/first-big-win-of-brexit-as-common-travel-area-to-be-retained-coveney-36251191.html"We are part of those (Brexit) negotiations. Ireland is essentially on the EU negotiating task force," Mr Coveney said.
"We speak with them every day and Michel Barnier leads that task force.
"I speak to him a lot - that is my job in Government.