Taoiseach says there cannot be any return to customs borders of the past

The Taoiseach insists that we will not be going back to a situation where we have customs on borders.

Enda Kenny was speaking in Kiltyclogher this afternoon where he paid a visit to the homestead of the 1916 signatory and leader Sean MacDiarmada.

He then moved onto the Heritage Centre in the village of Kiltyclogher 5km down the road.

The bridge one minute outside of Kiltyclogher brings you across the border into Fermanagh and people in this area remember the customs posts that would have been in place over the years.

Speaking exclusively to Ocean FM News, Mr. Kenny said that Brexit is the most serious economic issue that we have to deal with in over 50 years:

Mr Kenny said he made a promise to the people of Kiltyclogher that he would visit this important historic site and he wanted to live up to that promise.

He was impressed by a presentation on the history of the cottage and MacDiarmada himself by historian and relative of MacDiarmada Hubert McMorrow.

Mr Kenny said MacDiarmada played a significant role in our history:

Today he met with some other relatives of MacDiarmada including his grandniece Maura Mylonas Grant (pictured above with Enda Kenny and her family at the MacDiarmada homestead) whose grandfather Patrick was raised in this little cottage in Corranmore along with MacDiarmada.

His grandniece is a resident of Bundoran in county Donegal and she told Ocean FM News in a rainy Kiltyclogher today that it was a great honour for the Taoiseach to make the visit: