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Tory leader to discuss Brexit with Taoiseach

By Ed Carty

Published 26/07/2016

Prime Minister Theresa May will today hold talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on how Brexit will unfold.

Mr Kenny is set to travel to London to meet Mrs May, after last week attending talks with French president Francois Hollande on the same issue.

Mr Kenny last night indicated that he hoped the meeting would give both leaders the chance for constructive discussions.

"I look forward to meeting with Prime Minister May," the Taoiseach added.

"This meeting will provide an opportunity for us to have a strategic and constructive discussion on the impact of the referendum and how we are going to work together to protect the interests of all our citizens on these islands."

The British and Irish leaders will hold the talks in Downing Street at lunchtime.

The meeting will take place a day after Mrs May met the First and Deputy First Ministers Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness in Belfast.

The Irish Government said the meeting would allow Mrs May and Mr Kenny to exchange views on a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including the situation in Northern Ireland.

Mr Kenny told the British-Irish Council last week that he did not want to see the imposition of an internal European border on the island of Ireland.

"There will not be a hard border from Dundalk to Derry," he explained.

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