Foreign Relations: Republic of Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 4th December 2020.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he last had discussions with An Taoiseach.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland last spoke to the Taoiseach on 16 July, and is in regular contact with the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Simon Coveney. I last spoke with the Taoiseach on 8 November, where we both attended the Remembrance Sunday service at Enniskillen.

The Prime Minister last spoke to the Taoiseach on 29 November. UK Government Ministers regularly engage with their ministerial counterparts in the Republic of Ireland.

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