Shane Ross: Ireland is in a very vulnerable position as a result of Brexit

Shane Ross: Ireland is in a very vulnerable position as a result of Brexit

The Minister for Transport has said Ireland is probably in the worst position of any country, as a result of Britain's vote to leave the EU.

Shane Ross has said the Taoiseach needs to remain calm at a meeting of EU leaders, which will include the British Prime Minister, in Brussels later today.

Deputy Ross says a special case must be made for Ireland, in relation to the Brexit vote: “Not to get hysterical in any way and I am sure that that won’t happen.

“But simply to address the difficulties that Ireland are in as a result of the British decision.

“We are in a particularly vulnerable position, I suspect we are in the worst situation of any country in Europe as a result of this and we have got to make a special pleading.”

Meanwhile English may no longer be one of the EU 's official languages once Britain leaves the bloc.

Under the rules each country notifies of one official language

We have chosen Irish, Malta has chosen Maltese so only Britain has chosen English.

The head of the Parliaments Constitutional Affairs Committee Danuta Hubner says that without the UK - there can be no English.

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