Coveney in Belfast to meet with businesses
Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will be in Belfast today to hear views on Brexit from members of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.
He met with academics from Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University last night, describing them as extending a "valuable input" to the Irish Government's consultations.
Mr Coveney said he will today be seeking views from the Chamber of Commerce "on the serious issues that arise for the island of Ireland, as the UK negotiates its departure from the EU".
"The Government is maintaining its dialogue with business and civil society across the island as we work to deal with Brexit, including through the ongoing EU-UK negotiations," he added.
"I will be urging the Chamber to continue to make their voices heard with other political leaders at this critical time. Our current border arrangement has been a vital part of our shared peace and prosperity, and the best way to ensure we preserve the status quo."