DUP leader tells Killarney Economic Conference she absolutely doesn’t want to see creation of hard border

DUP leader Arlene Foster chatting with Fianna Fáil Leader, Michaél Martin and Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and  Local Government, at the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference - an annual dialogue between political, economic and civic leaders from Britain and Ireland. The Conference focused on Brexit and it’s future,  took place on Saturday at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC*** ISSUED 13–1-2018
DUP leader Arlene Foster chatting with Fianna Fáil Leader, Michaél Martin and Mark Drakeford. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

DUP leader Arlene foster has told the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference that she absolutely doesn’t want to see the creation of hard border on the island of Ireland.

She says Brexit will bring change, but that does not have to be negative or weaken the existing relationship with the Republic.

Fiona Stack is in Killarney.


DUP leader Arlene Foster arriving to the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference - an annual dialogue between political, economic and civic leaders from Britain and Ireland. The Conference focused on Brexit and it’s future,  took place on Saturday at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC*** ISSUED 13–1-2018

DUP leader Arlene Foster addressing delegates, at the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference - an annual dialogue between political, economic and civic leaders from Britain and Ireland. The Conference focused on Brexit and it’s future,  took place on Saturday at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC*** ISSUED 13–1-2018

DUP leader Arlene Foster addressing delegates with Fianna Fáil Leader, Michaél Martin, at the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference - an annual dialogue between political, economic and civic leaders from Britain and Ireland. The Conference focused on Brexit and it’s future,  took place on Saturday at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC*** ISSUED 13–1-2018

DUP leader Arlene Foster, getting ready for her address, as Technican  Kieran Somers fit her mic, with Fianna Fáil Leader, Michaél Martin , at the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference - an annual dialogue between political, economic and civic leaders from Britain and Ireland. The Conference focused on Brexit and it’s future,  took place on Saturday at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC*** ISSUED 13–1-2018
DUP leader Arlene Foster chatting with Fianna Fáil Leader, Michaél Martin and Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and  Local Government, at the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference - an annual dialogue between political, economic and civic leaders from Britain and Ireland. The Conference focused on Brexit and it’s future,  took place on Saturday at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC*** ISSUED 13–1-2018

Pics by Valerie O’Sullivan