• Deal on Irish border not close, says Michel Barnier

    Deal on Irish border not close, says Michel Barnier0

    By Andrew Woodcock and Shaun Connolly, Press Association Political Staff A deal on the Irish border to break the Brexit deadlock is not close, the EU’s chief negotiator has said. Michel Barnier was speaking as Theresa May briefed the Cabinet on her plans to achieve a breakthrough in time to secure a special Brexit summit

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  • European parliament president may visit Ireland

    European parliament president may visit Ireland0

    By Cate McCurry, Press Association European Parliament president Antonio Tajani has said he may visit Ireland to outline the parliament’s support in protecting the Irish border. Mr Tajani met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday morning ahead of a European Council meeting where he confirmed the parliament’s commitment to the backstop, which he described as a

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  • Brexit talks hit ‘significant problem’ over Irish border

    Brexit talks hit ‘significant problem’ over Irish border0

    The Brexit talks have run into a “significant problem” over the fraught issue of the Northern Ireland border, UK Government sources have said. Negotiations are on a knife-edge after a hastily-arranged meeting on Sunday between EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab broke up without a breakthrough. Discussions were said to have

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