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Enda is meeting Angela in Berlin today to talk about Brexit

The Taoiseach is expected to stress Ireland’s commitment to the EU.

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ENDA KENNY IS travelling to Berlin today to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Their discussion will focus on the implications for the European Union of the UK’s Brexit referendum.

A spokesperson for the Taoiseach said he will reiterate Ireland’s commitment to EU membership, and will “call for a calm and measured approach to the negotiations with the UK”.

Speaking before his departure, the Taoiseach said:

In Ireland we very much see our future at the heart of Europe and this view is supported by the vast majority of the population.”

Kenny is also expected to highlight his concerns about the impact Britain leaving the EU could have on Northern Ireland, north-south relations, the Common Travel Area and trade.

The Taoiseach’s department said the two leaders will discuss the future direction of Europe, with Kenny likely to stress that progress should be made on issues such as investment, the single market, the digital single market, and counter-terrorism, and “that this work should be communicated better to the public”.

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