Mr Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders in Northern Ireland. In Republic of Ireland, after meeting with the Taoiseach, the Prime Minister of Ireland, he will speak to Members of the Houses of Oireachtas. The Irish border is one of the EU's three priorities for the Brexit negotiations, as mentioned in EP’s resolution adopted on 5 April.
On Wednesday 20/09, he will meet with Northern Ireland’s political parties’ leaders and the Speaker of the Assembly, before visiting the Border area and meeting with community-based organisation, Border Communities against Brexit.
The EP Brexit Steering Group’s Chair will be received by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday morning. He will conclude his visit by participating in a joint meeting of Houses of the Oireachtas’ Joint Committees on European Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence and the Joint Committee in relation to negotiations under Art.50 of the Treaty of the European Union.