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Irish leader visits Wales to talk Brexit - and rugby

The First Minister and Taoiseach met for Brexit talks before attending the Wales v Ireland rugby match. Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales

Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny flew into Cardiff this afternoon from the European Council meeting in Brussels.

He was the only EU leader to get a private meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May but she refused to tell him the date she planned to trigger the Brexit process.

Mr Kenny can have expected a more sympathetic hearing when he met First Minister Carwyn Jones, as both men have serious concerns about the British Government's approach to leaving the EU. But their friendship might come under more strain later, when they attend the Wales v Ireland rugby match.

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First Minister wants 'full access to single market' after Brexit

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

First Minister Carwyn Jones has received the backing of Scottish and Northern Irish leaders in getting access to the EU single market after Brexit.

At a meeting of the British-Irish council here in Wales, leaders were trying to emphasise their common ground - but differences also exist - as Owain Phillips found out.

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