The former First Minister of Northern Ireland David Trimble has aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, by claiming that the Fine Gael leader’s appointment hasn’t been a positive change for the Republic of Ireland.
Mr Trimble who was to speaking on RTE’s Today Programme with Sean O’Rourke, claimed that since Mr Varadkar took over the position from Enda Kenny there has’nt been a change for the better.
The Former Minister who is now in the House of Lords, made the remarks as he was invited to speak on the programme about the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
During the interview Mr Trimble who also eluded to the ongoing border issue with Northern Ireland, said that Mr Varadkar’s time in office has yet to yield any real positive changes.
Although he refused to elaborate on his comments by stating that he said enough, it is thought that Mr Trimble was criticising the Taoiseach on his handling of a number of key political issues including the Irish border.
On the subject of the Irish border, Mr Trimble said that any notion of Northern Ireland being separated from the United Kingdom is ludicrous as it would undermine the agreement that the Irish Government are supposedly fighting hard to uphold.
He added that the idea of keeping Northern Ireland separated from the rest of the UK is a draft idea.
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