Who’s who in Ireland’s Team Brexit

A large and high-powered team of senior civil servants and experienced diplomats are working on the front line of the Brexit crisis

20th January, 2019
John Callinan, top Brexit official

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny was annoyed when he attended one of the early meetings in Government Buildings with the Irish officials who make up ‘Team Brexit’.

It was a day after the British people had voted to leave the EU in June 2016. There were questions about how it would be possible to avoid a hard border, protect the common travel area and preserve the EU’s single market once Britain left.


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