The Irish government has come under fire from its own political opponents for failing to protect the UK’s membership of the EU and for suggesting that Brexit is not “the worst of all worlds”.
In an interview published on Sunday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the UK was “not an island”, and insisted that Ireland would not be bullied into leaving the bloc.
“This is a situation that I think the Irish people would understand.
“It’s not about the British. “
It’s about the people of the UK. “
It’s not about the British.
It’s about the people of the UK.
He went on to say that there was a clear difference between the EU’s position and Britain’s. “
We are in this for our own good.”
He went on to say that there was a clear difference between the EU’s position and Britain’s.
“There’s no need for a debate.
He added that the Irish Government would “do what is right for the Irish nation” by “looking after the interests, the people and the economy of the United Kingdom”.”
If the British government is so concerned about its own position that it’s putting the interests and the future of the people at risk, then it needs to look at its own people.”
He added that the Irish Government would “do what is right for the Irish nation” by “looking after the interests, the people and the economy of the United Kingdom”.
The TaoiseACH said he was “very confident” that the Government would have to face up to the fact that “it will have to be in a position where it has to take back control” of its borders.
He said the Irish border “will be a part of the equation”, and that “the UK will have an opportunity to decide” whether to stay or to leave.
However, some of the Government’s critics in the Irish media have criticised Kenny for suggesting Brexit would be the worst of a “horrendous situation”.
The Irish Times editorial board has called on the Taoiseakas position to be “reviewed”, while the Irish Times’ political editor, James Murphy, has called for the Taoisseach to “step aside”.
In a column for the Sunday Independent, Murphy wrote that it was “no surprise” that “any politician would say that Brexit would not ‘be the worst’ of all world”.
However, the editorial board of the Irish Independent said that “this is not an argument for Brexit.
It is not the worst.
It would be one of the worst”.”
We are a country that has lived with this for centuries,” it added.”
The British government’s decision to go it alone, and leave the EU is no different.
It was no accident that Ireland chose to leave.”
Meanwhile, Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said that while he did not want to see Ireland leave the European bloc, he would be “in no doubt” that Ireland could remain in the bloc if it were to have its own referendum.
He added: “We’re not in a situation where the Irish are in the UK.”
Coveney told RTÉ’s Today programme that he hoped the UK would “take the time to see” what would happen to its membership of Europe.
He also said that he did “not think that there would be any problem with Ireland remaining in the EU” if it “would be able to negotiate its own future”.
Coveny also said he had spoken to his British counterpart Philip Hammond and he would also meet with the UK PM to discuss Brexit.
“I think the UK has the right to negotiate,” he said.
The Irish government’s position is “not the worst”, Covene said.
“What we need to do is to be realistic about the implications of Brexit for the people who are already living here in Ireland.”
However, he added that Ireland is not in “a situation” where it is in a “tough position”.
The Taoisceach also said “we don’t want to be seen as being in the queue” to negotiate, adding that he would not “say no” to any potential UK prime minister who asked him to negotiate with Ireland.”
But we will have a good relationship with the British and we’ll be able … to find a way forward.”
The Taoisceach also said “we don’t want to be seen as being in the queue” to negotiate, adding that he would not “say no” to any potential UK prime minister who asked him to negotiate with Ireland.
However Coveny said that Brexit will “not be a one-off event” and that it is “likely to be a long-term process”.