Irish Finance Minister Explains How Brexit Turmoil Is Affecting The Country

A poster against a hard border stands on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland near the town of Derrylin, Northern Ireland, Dec. 12, 2018. (Peter Morrison/AP)
A poster against a hard border stands on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland near the town of Derrylin, Northern Ireland, Dec. 12, 2018. (Peter Morrison/AP)

Editor's Note: Due to a scheduling issue, this segment did not air on Dec. 13 as planned.


The fate of Britain's break from the European Union is tied up with the future of the Irish border. Prime Minister Teresa May nearly lost her job Wednesday amid a failed no-confidence vote by members of her own party.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe (@Paschald) about how uncertainty over Brexit negotiations in the United Kingdom is affecting the country's economy.

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