US President Joe Biden says he came to Ireland to make sure "the Brits didn't screw around."
In a speech in New York, he said wanted to ensure the Good Friday Agreement and Windsor Framework were followed by the UK Government.
Joe Biden spent four days in Ireland last month, visiting Belfast, Louth, Dublin and Mayo.
He made the apparently sceptical remark about the UK’s government’s approach to post-Brexit issues at a fundraising event speech in New York yesterday (Wed).
“I got to go back to Ireland for the Irish Accords, to make sure … the Brits didn’t screw around and Northern Ireland didn’t walk away from their commitments,” Mr Biden said.
The off-hand comment follows a carefully-choreographed trip to Belfast for the 25th anniversary of the peace deal which brought an end to decades of sectarian conflict.