Saturday 23 September 2017

East German precedent being used as prospect of united Ireland on table

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: REUTERS
Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: REUTERS

Sarah Collins

The curtain rises on two years of Brexit talks with the prospect of a united Ireland now being openly discussed in Brussels.

Today at its first summit since the UK triggered its EU exit, the bloc's 27 other leaders are to say that Northern Ireland should be able to seamlessly rejoin the bloc in future as part of a united Ireland.

The statement, which was requested by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, will be added to the minutes of today's meeting, European Union sources said - but will not form part of the EU's official negotiating stance on Brexit.

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