Tuesday 24 January 2017

Enda Kenny meeting with Arlene Foster to discuss Brexit fallout

Published 15/11/2016 | 18:40

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster at Government Buildings in Dublin, where they are to discuss Brexit. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster at Government Buildings in Dublin, where they are to discuss Brexit. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster at Government Buildings in Dublin, where they are to discuss Brexit. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster speaks to the media on her arrival at Government Buildings in Dublin to discuss Brexit with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster at Government Buildings in Dublin, where they are to discuss Brexit. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster at Government Buildings in Dublin, where they are to discuss Brexit. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster at Government Buildings in Dublin, where they are to discuss Brexit. Brian Lawless/PA Wire

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny is currently hosting his first meeting in Government Buildings with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster since her appointment.

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Mr Kenny and Ms Foster are meeting to discuss the all Ireland implications of Brexit ahead of Friday's crunch North South Ministerial Council meeting in Armagh.

The pair clashed at the last council meeting over the Taoiseach's plans to hold a Brexit Forum which Ms Foster ultimately snubbed.

The First Minister has also accused the IDA of poaching jobs from Northern Ireland in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU.

Speaking in his office, Mr Kenny welcomed Ms Foster to Government Buildings and said he hoped they would have a constructive meeting.

"I met with the First Minister in Enniskillen on Sunday on the occasion of remembrance there.

"We look forward to a very constructive discussion here about issues that of concern to us, north and south, and we look forward to our meeting for the third week this week on Friday in Armagh at the North-South Ministerial (Council),"he added.

Ms Foster thanked the Taoiseach and said: "We are looking forward now to a constructive, business like meeting. We know that our officials have been working together on some work and we want to discuss some of those issues now."

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