On July 9 after a visit to Ireland Austrian Chancellor thanked Co-operation Ireland CEO Peter Sheridan for providing a tour of the border.

"In the press conference together with PM Leo Varadkar in Dublin today I underlined that Brexit negotiations are a key priority in our EU-Presidency. We will do our best to avoid both a hard Brexit and a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

"Many thanks to Minister Michael Creed, Mr. Peter Sheridan from Co-operation Ireland and Mr Aidan Gough from InterTrade Ireland for our interesting discussions on the impact of Brexit for the border region."