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DUP could seek cut in air tax in talks with Prime Minister

By John Mulgrew and PA

Prime Minister Theresa May could be pressed to reduce air tax in Northern Ireland and provide additional cash for farmers, as part of talks with the DUP.

Party leader Arlene Foster will meet Ms May today, following a narrow General Election result last week, which left the Conservatives short of an overall majority, and requiring help from another party to get legislation passed.

Meanwhile, former Irish taoiseach John Bruton warned of the risk of clashes on the high seas in the wake of Brexit.

Mr Bruton said it is easy to imagine physical confrontations over fishing rights in the seas around the UK and Ireland. And he urged the DUP to get the Customs Union and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice onto the Brexit negotiating agenda.

Mr Bruton said fishing rights are a highly emotional and symbolic issue.

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