Irish Government Brexit Contingency Plans Announced / Government statement on the outcome of the UK EU referendum

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In a statement issued on the 24 June 2016 the Irish Government noted the outcome of the UK EU referendum on the 23 June 2016. This result clearly had very significant implications for Ireland, as well as for Britain and for the European Union.

The Government adopted a Contingency Framework identifying key policy issues to be managed by Government Departments arising from the referendum vote in the UK to leave the EU.

Priority issues identified include: UK-EU Negotiations, British-Irish Relations, Northern Ireland, Trade, Investment, North-South Border Impacts, Competitiveness and Macro–economic issues, Research/Innovation funding and Energy.

Later, on the 18 July 2016, Prime Minister Enda Kenny suggested that a border poll should be considered during negotiations for the UK to leave the EU.

Mr Kenny took part in a special meeting of the British-Irish Council in Cardiff on the 22 July 2016. He also met new UK Prime Minister Theresa May in London on the 26 July 2016.

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