Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan
EU member states must inform the European Commission this year if they would like to choose permanent summer or winter time and end the twice-yearly clock changes.
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will ask the Government [today][ to reject this proposal on two grounds.
The first is that it cannot agree to any move that could result in different time zones on the island of Ireland.
The second centres on a fear that this change could lead to a ‘patchwork’ of time zones across the EU.