Friday 24 January 2020

Taoiseach in London to meet British PM for talks

Sarah Stack

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny and Prime Minister David Cameron will today publish plans for the development of British-Irish relations for the next decade.

Mr Kenny flew to London on a pre St Patrick's Day visit to agree closer bilateral engagement and increased economic co-operation, trade and investment between the two countries.



The two leaders are also expected to reaffirm their commitment to the Northern Ireland peace process.



Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams called on the Taoiseach to make it clear to the British Government that all outstanding commitments from the Good Friday, Weston Park and St Andrews Agreements need to be honoured.



He also asked why there has been no inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane or the Ballymurphy Massacre, and no co-operation with the Irish authorities in the investigation into the Dublin/Monaghan bombings.



"Mr Kenny needs to tell David Cameron that this is unacceptable," added Mr Adams.



During his visit, the Taoiseach will also attend the London launch of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce at the Irish Embassy.



He will then travel to the Houses of Parliament where he will visit a commemorative exhibition in Westminster Hall to coincide with the centenary of the Third Home Rule Bill and attend the annual Champ St Patrick's Day event.



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