Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he explained to EU leaders the difficult position that Ireland is in with regard to the UK's decision to leave the EU.
27 leaders from the EU took part in summit in Slovakia earlier today, which didn't include the British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Mr Kenny also said the EU commission's ruling Apple' tax bill, and Ireland's decision to appeal did not arise during today's meeting.
"There's no discussion on taxation, good, bad or indifferent, and never a mention of anything to do with the decision of the commission either.
"So, in that context, it was an informal meeting dealing with the different leaders' ideas about the challenges that Europe faces and the road-map of the action plan as I call it."