Taoiseach hopeful of border solution but states it is up to London to come up with a deal – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 6, 2017

Taoiseach hopeful of border solution but states it is up to London to come up with a deal

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Irish Government will not change its stance in its position regarding the border.

Mr Varadkar who was responding to the breakdown of Brexit negotiations on Monday, told the Dáil that he was disappointed that the British Government could not get a deal done and move forward to phase two of negotiations.

The Taoiseach who has been heavily criticised by Arlene Foster and the DUP told the Dáil that Ireland cannot move forward without reassurances from Mrs May and her parliament.

He also said that in order for negotiations to move forward all parties involved must respect the Good Friday agreement and therefore no hard border should be put in place that will divide the island of Ireland. 

Mr Varadkar told his fellow colleagues that he is hopeful a deal can be reached despite Monday’s sudden breakdown in talks and that it was up to London to put the deal back on track. 

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