Thursday 19 April 2018

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Theresa May in Downing St to discuss Brexit

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is to meet Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street on Monday. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is to meet Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street on Monday. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Siobhan Fenton

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to meet Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street today.

The politicians are due to discuss developments on Brexit, including the future of the Irish border, the Common Travel Area and provisions to ensure the Northern Ireland peace process is protected.

The visit will be Mr Varadkar's first meeting with the Prime Minister since her keynote Brexit speech in Florence last Friday.

In it, Ms May reaffirmed her commitment to the Good Friday Agreement, as well as ensuring no physical border infrastructure is put in place along the Irish border after the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Following her speech, Mr Varadkar said: "I'd give the speech a cautious welcome. I think it is a genuine effort by the Prime Minister to move things along and make progress."

Mr Varadkar is also due to take part in Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid during his visit.

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