Government says A5 upgrade possible because we don’t have a united Ireland

The Transport Minister says work on upgrading the A5 road from the North West to Monaghan is only possible because we DON'T have a United Ireland.

Last November the Irish Government cancelled the planned investment in the cross-border motorway.

Now the Northern Ireland Executive is going ahead with upgrading two sections of the road to dual carriageways.

But Leo Varadkar says that's only possible because we don't have a United Ireland: