Ireland warns any UK request for Brexit extension not straightforward

Reuters | Oct 19, 2019 at 5:25 PM

DUBLIN, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Ireland's position remains that granting an extension to Brexit is preferable to Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal but there is no guarantee that view is shared throughout the bloc, its foreign minister said.

"The Irish government position has always been that an extension is preferable to a no deal and I don't think that will change but this has to be a decision that is a collective decision by the European Council," Simon Coveney told Irish national broadcaster RTE on Saturday.