Ireland

Kenny and May will hold talks with Trump as Brexit looms

Each leaders confronted a sequence of questions over their engagements with President Donald Trump on a day after they hoped to point out some progress on constructing a post-Brexit understanding.

Mr Kenny described their discussions as “frank” however indicated Eire could be working to assist Britain retain some buying and selling rights after it leaves the EU.

In the meantime, Mrs Could stated “on a regular basis actions” throughout the Border should stay “seamless”.

Nonetheless, it was the turbulent international local weather within the wake of Mr Trump’s “Muslim ban” that dominated their joint press convention, with Mr Kenny confirming he’ll settle for the standard St Patrick’s Day invitation to the White Home.

The British Prime Minister insisted that, regardless of a public backlash, her provide of a state reception for Mr Trump stands.

Mr Kenny stated: “It is actually necessary that I be capable of say face-to-face to the president the problems which might be of significance to us.”

He added that, whereas he disagrees with the brand new administration’s immigration coverage, he has to go to Washington to talk for Irish residents residing within the US, together with about 50,000 undocumented immigrants.

“I do not agree with it – I’ll clearly say that to the president and vice-president after I meet with them,” Mr Kenny stated.

Mrs Could was blunt in her response when requested whether or not it was applicable for the UK authorities to welcome the brand new US President at a time when he’s implementing such a ban on residents from seven nations.

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