Mairead McGuinness MEP and first Vice-President of the European Parliament recently hosted the Chairman of the EPP Group, Manfred Weber, on a visit to the Louth-Armagh border alongside her colleagues Seán Kelly and Deirdre Clune.
The German MEP who leads the biggest political grouping in the European Parliament took part in a series of insightful and constructive meetings along the border and in Dublin. Speaking afterwards, Mr Weber said: “Those who live and work together along this ‘invisible’ border have understandable concerns. They do not want to return to the past. We cannot allow Brexit to disrupt the peace and life here.”
Later, the MEPs met with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin, after which Mr Weber underlined that “Ireland has our full support in Brexit negotiations.”
The ongoing Brexit negotiations and Ireland’s position in light of the most recent developments as well as other priority issues, including the future of Europe topped the agenda during Mr Weber’s visit to Ireland.