Monday 18 December 2017

Is Ireland ready to play its part in the countdown to Brexit?

The Taoiseach is under no illusions as to the importance of what this week will signal, writes Stephen Donnelly

Theresa May is expected to start the clock on Brexit this Wednesday
Theresa May is expected to start the clock on Brexit this Wednesday

Stephen Donnelly

This Wednesday, the UK's prime minister, Theresa May, is expected to start the clock on Brexit. Taoiseach Enda Kenny described what's about to happen as 'the most important negotiations in our history as an independent State'. So, what's about to happen, what's at stake, and what should we be doing about it?

What's about to happen?

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-17 is about to be passed. With that, Prime Minister May will send a letter to the European Union regarding the UK's withdrawal.

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