Dáil debates

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation

 

12:40 pm

Photo of Ruairi Ó MurchúRuairi Ó Murchú (Louth, Sinn Fein)

Following Liz Truss's threat to Maroš Šefčovič of British Government unilateral action to undermine the Irish protocol, what level of Irish Government engagement has there been with the British Government?

Has the Tánaiste spoken to Boris Johnson? Obviously, we cannot have a return of the spectre of a hard border in Ireland. The British may be looking for a game of chicken with the European Union. Hopefully, they are only grandstanding to keep certain sections of the British Conservative Party happy. This does not help, however, given the cul-de-sac politics being followed by the DUP following the historic Northern election.

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