Ireland to oppose EU plans to end seasonal clock changes

Ireland will fight EU plans to end seasonal clock changes.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan will tell his cabinet colleagues this morning that it could lead to two time zones on the island of Ireland when the UK leaves the European Union.

The department has commissioned a survey that shows 82 per cent of people would oppose having a different time zone to Northern Ireland.

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Minister Flanagan is also concerned that interfering with how countries change the clocks could lead to a patchwork of different timezones across the EU, instead of having geographical zones as is done now.