’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny has warned the leader of the British Conservative party, Prime Minister Theresa May
, about her deal with Northern Ireland
’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), suggesting it could endanger peace.
Kenny said in a tweet on Sunday that he had talked to the British premier and warned him that the deal could imperil the Good Friday Agreement (GFA
May reached an outline agreement with the DUP to form an alliance that would allow her to remain in power after the Tory’s weak performance in Thursday’s general elections.
A television cameraman outside 10 Downing Street in London on June 10, 2017, reads a copy of The Daily Mirror newspaper with the headline “Coalition of Crackpots” the day after the general election resulted in a hung parliament and British Prime Minister Theresa May forming a minority government. (Photo by AFP)
The DUP is currently engaged in a negotiations after the collapse of the power-sharing administration that runs the Northern Ireland Executive.
May’s deal with the biggest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly is set to be discussed in her cabinet on Monday.
“Spoke with Prime Minister May – indicated my concern that nothing should happen to put Good Friday agreement at risk, and [the] absence of nationalist voice in Westminster,” said the Taoiseach.
Kenny will soon be replaced by Ireland’s Taoiseach-elect Leo Varadkar, who won a Fine Gael internal party election earlier this month and is scheduled to be confirmed by the Irish parliament, the Dáil, next week.
Under the deal, the DUP is expected to pass the Queen’s Speech and budgets in exchange for Tory concessions.
May’s deal has also been censured over the DUP’s stance against gay marriage, abortion, and efforts to tackle climate change.
The premier was, meanwhile under pressure, to step down but she moved forward with reshuffling her cabinet.
“What I’m feeling is that actually there is a job to be done and I think what the public want is to ensure that the government is getting on with that job,” May said.