Fianna Fáil’s Brexit Spokesperson, Lisa Chambers TD has cautiously welcomed a statement from British Prime Minister, Theresa May regarding her Cabinet’s approach to exiting the European Union.

The Prime Minister has confirmed that her Cabinet approved plans at yesterday’s summit held in Chequers, to seek a soft Brexit deal with the European Union.

Commenting on the position, Deputy Chambers said, “I very much await the full publication of the White Paper to examine the precise elements of Britain’s plan going forward.

“The detailed contents of this paper will prove an integral part of our party’s decision whether its proposals are workable or not.

“I remain cautiously optimistic that this statement from Prime Minister May represents genuine progress in the ongoing Brexit negotiations and that this latest proposal adequately addresses Ireland’s concerns, in particular the border issue.

“While I appreciate that this is a difficult matter for the Conservative Party, time is fast running out and Britain must deliver on its commitment to a legally binding backstop.

“At the crucial stage, the European Union must work together to ensure that there is as soft a Brexit as possible.”