Kenny travels to Berlin for meeting with Merkel
Published 12/07/2016 | 02:30
Taoiseach Enda Kenny travels to Berlin today to discuss the fallout of the UK's Brexit vote with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Mr Kenny intends to call for a "calm and measured" approach towards negotiations with the UK.
He will also reiterate Ireland's own commitment to EU membership. Investment, the single market, the digital single market and counter-terrorism will also be on the agenda.
A spokesman said: "The Taoiseach will also use the opportunity to outline Ireland's perspective on the upcoming negotiations to Chancellor Merkel and to highlight our particular concerns in relation to Northern Ireland, North-South relations, the Common Travel Area and our inter-connected trade."
Speaking before his departure, Mr Kenny said the majority of Irish people support our membership of the EU.
"In Ireland, we very much see our future at the heart of Europe and this view is supported by the vast majority of the population," he said.
Mr Kenny's visit to Berlin will be followed by a visit to Ireland next week by French President Francois Hollande.