Taoiseach to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel today

Taoiseach to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel today

The Taoiseach will travel to Berlin today, to meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for discussions on the outcome of the UK referendum.

Enda Kenny will call for a calm and measured approach to future negotiations with the UK.

He will also use the meeting to highlight concerns over our ongoing relationship with Northern Ireland - as well as the maintenance of the Common Travel Area and our trading relationship with Britain.

Speaking before his departure, the Taoiseach said: 'In Ireland, we very much see our future at the heart of Europe and this view is supported by the vast majority of the population.'

The two leaders will discuss the future direction of Europe, with the Taoiseach indicating that progress should now be made on the issues which have broad support across the Union – such as investment, the single market, the digital single market, and counter-terrorism - and that this work should be communicated better to the public.

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