‘Dark days’ of relationship ‘behind us’ despite Brexit, Irish president says

Building upon “the deep friendships which have grown between Britain and Ireland” will be more important than ever in the wake of Brexit, Ireland’s president has said.

Michael D Higgins expressed his “sadness” at the decision of the British people to leave the European Union, but said the “dark days” of the UK and Ireland’s relationship were “behind us”.

Speaking at Birmingham Town Hall on the first day of his three-day visit to England on Monday, Mr Higgins said: “We have been sharing so much, much more than use of the English language…
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