An agreement signed by Ireland and Britain brings free trade between the two countries closer.

Following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Trade Agreement on the 15 December 1965, Minister for Agriculture Charles Haughey outlines the benefits that the deal brings for agriculture in Ireland.

What agriculture gets out of this is security, security on which to plan for the future.

Charles Haughey anticipates that the deal will be worth around £10 million a year to the agricultural sector. He envisages that the benefits of the deal will go directly to the producers.

It's our intention that this will go back to the producer.

The deal provides complete access to the British market.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 15 December 1965. The reporter is RJ Dowling.