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Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, makes virtual visit to Great Britain

Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, is undertaking a virtual visit to Great Britain today to engage with UK interlocutors, including Ministers, MPs and think tanks. The programme is an opportunity to discuss British-Irish ties, the future of the EU-UK relationship and realising the potential of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.  

Speaking about the visit the Minister said:

“I welcome today’s opportunity to undertake a virtual visit to London – one of the many new ways of working that have arisen since the pandemic and an opportunity to further strengthen bilateral links between our two countries.  Ireland’s relationship with our nearest neighbour is a vital one and I was pleased to meet a range of British interlocutors, including British Ministers, for discussions on a wide range of issues including post-Brexit relationships with Ireland and with the EU. I look forward to continuing these positive discussions in person as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Today’s virtual visit includes meetings with Wendy Morton MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for European Neighbourhood and the Americas, and Robin Walker MP, Minister of State for Northern Ireland. These meetings were complemented by engagements with Members of Parliament and the Institute for Government and Centre for European Reform think tank.