Labour leader describes government’s ’mixed messages’ on Brexit as ’dangerous for Ireland’

Labour’s Brendan Howlin says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Simon Coveney need to get their stories straight on Brexit.

The Party’s leader and spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland says the government needs to put an end to any confusion, and clearly outline the progress being made in negotiations.

Deputy Howlin says there are mixed views at the heart of the Irish Government over how the talks are progressing and suggested that was dangerous for Ireland.

"There was mixed messages coming out in the last 48 hours. The Taoiseach told me in the Dail that he expected things to be resolved in such away that we could move on to the next phase whereas a much more sceptical view was expressed today by Simon Coveney.

"That’s dangerous for Ireland. It’s dangerous if there is not a very clear joined up view of where we are at."

Related Articles

Labour warns Theresa May to rule out no-deal if she wants Brexit talks

How a second Brexit referendum might work

Philip Hammond discussed Article 50 ‘recision’ with business leaders

No-deal Brexit could be costly for Ireland putting key projects in jeopardy

More in this Section

More Leaving Cert students choose higher level since grading reform, but performance levels drop

No-deal Brexit would be costly; Key projects may be put in jeopardy

Children’s hospital board ‘had no grasp of actual costs’

We have to get real on hard border, says garda


Read an excerpt of 'My Coney Island Baby' below

Bernard O'Shea on hitting the road with old pal Karl Spain

Learning Points: My wife is having a baby and I’m stressed at work

Your guide to luxury - but affordable - spa experiences

More From The Irish Examiner