Government Buildings, Dublin 2
European Parliament Brexit Co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for
Mental Health European Affairs, Helen McEntee…
Ahead of a joint sitting of the Oireachtas Committees on European Affairs, Foreign Affairs, and the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, where Mr Verhofstadt said he wanted to deliver a “message of solidarity” with the Irish people.
“What we will never allow is that Ireland will suffer from the British decision to leave the EU,” he said.
“That is a commitment that has been made by the European parliament and by the EU as a whole.”
He also said the EU must also ensure that there is no return to the past, and to hard borders on our continent “and certainly not to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic,” he added.