ENDA KENNY’S PLANNED meeting with the UK Prime Minister David Cameron will not go ahead because of “scheduling issues”.
The Taoiseach was due to sit down with Cameron in Manchester this Friday – just a few days before UK voters will decide if they want to remain in the European Union.
The remainder of Kenny’s trip will proceed as scheduled, including meetings with Irish communities across the water.
The Fine Gael leader has been vocal in recent weeks about Ireland’s position on the referendum. He has indicated that a leave vote could mean border controls being re-established in Northern Ireland, and warned that it may have a serious impact on trade with Ireland.
A new poll today shows there has been a jump in support for the leave campaign. In another development for that side, The Sun newspaper has come out in support with a front page editorial.
Despite the change in schedule, the Irish government still plans to hammer home the message that a ‘Leave’ vote would have serious ramifications for Irish people living at home and abroad.
A host of ministers have visited their neighbours in recent weeks, speaking to Irish communities about the importance of their vote.
Labour’s Brendan Howlin announced today that he would be making his way to Liverpool this week to campaign with Labour MP Conor McGinn.