THE taoiseach has said he would not want a situation to arise where Northern Ireland was in a different time zone to the Republic.Leo Varadkar was speaking after the European Parliament backed a proposal to stop the obligatory one-hour clock change which extends daylight hours in summer EU-wide.Asked yesterday about the implications, Mr Varadkar said: “I could not and certainly would not want to countenance a situation whereby Northern Ireland is in a different time zone to the rest of Ireland.”Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin raised the matter in the Dáil, highlighting that Ireland could be left in a difficult position with the UK leaving the EU.”There is the possibility of having two different time zones on the island of Ireland as the UK have already declared that they don’t intend to switch their current system,” he said.Mr Varadkar said his government had not yet decided how it would vote on the matter when it is put to the European Council.”The truth is the government hasn’t taken a position on it yet nor have we discussed it. I’d very much like to know the views of the house on this matter,” he said.The Fine Gael leader added: “It wouldn’t kick… Read full this story
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