DUBLIN, June 16 Any deal Northern Ireland's
Democratic Unionist Party reaches to prop up British Prime
Minister Theresa May must not interfere with devolution in the
British province, Ireland's new prime minister said on Friday.
Leo Varadkar made his comments after meeting with the leader
of the DUP which is in talks to keep May in power. Some
political leaders in Northern Ireland fear a tie-up between the
two could unsettle politics in Britain's smallest province where
pro-British unionists share power with Irish nationalists.
"The Taoiseach (prime minister) raised the ongoing
discussions on formation of a new government in London with the
DUP, which is a matter for the parties represented at
Westminster, but noted the need to avoid any outcome which could
interfere with devolution and the prospects of re-establishing
the Executive," Varadkar's office said in a statement.
(Reporting by Padraic Halpin; editing by Richard Balmforth)