Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has held the first meeting of the Brexit Stakeholder Forum today.
It brings together key people from business, unions, state agencies, political parties and other leading experts, who’ll meet every 4-6 weeks.
Their input is to help determine the Government’s position during the negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and they’ll be regularly updated on the progress of the negotiations.
The meeting comes as the European Commission president gave his state of the Union address this morning.
Jean Claude Juncker says Britain will soon regret voting for Brexit, but the European Union will move on.