Brexit and the north will be discussed in detail when the Taoiseach and British Prime Minister meet in Dublin tomorrow.
It's the first bilateral meeting between both men.
The Taoiseach will emphasise that Ireland and the EU are still committed to securing a deal, but are making all necessary arrangements to manage a no-deal scenario in the absence of any workable alternatives.
Leo Varadkar will warn Boris Johnson of Ireland's deep concerns about any re-emergence of a hard border and the importance of protecting people's rights and the Good Friday Agreement through the process.
He'll also warn that any deal which further separates the north and south could cause lasting damage to community relations and lead to political instability in the north.
He'll also emphasise the role of both Governments as co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement, and the significance of the ongoing talks to restore the power-sharing executive.