The British Prime Minister Theresa May has held talks at Downing Street with the Irish premier Leo Varadkar.
It is May’s first meeting with a European Union leader since her keynote Florence speech on Friday in which she set out her plans for Brexit.
Varadkar said he wanted to ensure a close relationship between Ireland and the UK is maintained post-Brexit, and that the common travel area remained in place.
He described her proposal for a post-Brexit transitional period as a “step in the right direction.”
The pair also discussed kickstarting Northern Ireland’s stalled executive assembly; with Varadkar adding that it was important the UK didn’t want any physical border.