Ireland has expressed frustration over Britain’s continued failure to strike a deal on an orderly withdrawal from the European Union, denouncing as a “crazy outcome” a no-deal Brexit after three years of negotiations between the UK and the bloc.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney made the remarks after meeting with EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the Belgium capital of Brussels on Monday.
Coveney, who is also Ireland’s deputy prime minister, said his country was spending a huge sum of money to protect its citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit, calling on London to bring “some sense” to the negotiations.
“We are spending hundreds of millions of euros in Ireland preparing for a no-deal Brexit to try to protect Irish citizens. We don’t want to have to do that,” Coveney told reporters.
“Of course we want a solution here and yes, there is frustration in Ireland. We have less than…