Government keeping close eye on Brexit amid CervicalCheck scandal

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin after HSE chief Tony O’Brien stepped down amid CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Lorraine O’ Sullivan /PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin after HSE chief Tony O’Brien stepped down amid CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Lorraine O’ Sullivan /PA

As the CervicalCheck controversy and the referendum on the Eighth Amendment command most of the political attention in Leinster House and beyond, those in Government Buildings are still keeping a close eye on London.

The Taoiseach does not quite provide a running commentary on the ongoing state of play as Britain’s withdrawal from the EU trundles up to a point where he UK government has to make crucial decisions, even if the process can hardly be said to be gathering pace.

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