As the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement approaches, Thursday, 22 December saw Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speak about the potential for a bright economic and political future if Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK approach their concerns in a conciliatory manner.
His comments include a plea to work together, and with the US and the EU to “create an inclusive, reconciled and prosperous future for all.”
He suggests that an essential first step is for the elected Assembly and Executive begin operating again in order for the North-South institutions to resume function. He adds that, since the Northern Ireland elections took place in May, the citizens deserve to see their duly elected representatives taking on their responsibilities and that to do otherwise is denying the democratic wish of the people.
To read the Taoiseach’s full commentary, visit the Ireland Independent site at this address: