Republic of Ireland: General Election Results - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Alderdice Lord Alderdice Liberal Democrat 11:06 am, 12th March 2020

My Lords, given that Sinn Féin will now be in government fairly permanently in Northern Ireland—it looks like it will be either a party of government or a leading party of opposition in the Republic of Ireland—what conversations have Her Majesty’s Government had with Sinn Féin about how we address the land frontier in Ireland, which is now, of course, a frontier with the EU, as well as the border arrangements that will be required between the Republic of Ireland and England and Wales? These are not issues that we can avoid, particularly with the party potentially being in government on both sides of the border there.