Brexit: UK 'has agreed' there will be no hard border, says Kenny

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Brexit: UK 'has agreed' there will be no hard border, says Kenny

This is not the time for “some grand new chapter of EU integration, or some European Union ‘moonshot’”, the Taoiseach has told The Irish Times Brexit conference in Dublin this morning.

In the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and as governments and EU institutions prepare to negotiate the terms of the British exit, the union must demonstrate that it can “take sensible positions, implement important decisions, and deliver concrete results for its citizens,” the Taoiseach said.

He was speaking to a capacity audience at the Westin Hotel in central Dublin.

The EU, Mr Kenny said, “EU doesn’t have to define the next great challenges, but it needs to demonstrate that it can respond effectively to them.”

He said that both the Irish and British Governments “have agreed” that there should be no return to a hard border and that the benefits of the common travel area between the two countries must be preserved.

He referred to the various models of Britain’s future relationship with the EU, and said that “Britain will want a British solution”.

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