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Energy

15 December 2017
Area

Energy
Issue

UK withdrawal from the EU’s Internal Energy Market (IEM) would leave Ireland physically disconnected from the wider IEM and undermine the functioning of Ireland’s Single Electricity Market (SEM).
Update

Grounds for optimism: Negotiations have not yet begun. However, the UK has expressed the importance of the continued facilitation of the SEM and the need to prioritise discussions on North-South cooperation including energy. UK commitments to protecting the all island economy hopefully point to limited future disruption.