Minister for European Affairs says NI specific deal only way to protect Good Friday Agreement

Minister for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, said that yesterday’s meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “positive”, despite the fact that no major breakthrough was reached.

Johnson said that he was focused on securing a Brexit deal, but McEntee told The Joe Finnegan Show that the government is still preparing for a No-Deal Brexit.

However, following yesterday’s discussions, a Northern Ireland specific deal which includes a backstop is said to be back on the agenda.

The backstop is intended to be a last resort which would maintain a seamless border on the island of Ireland.

McEntee said that a Northern Ireland specific deal was the best way to protect the Good Friday Agreement: