Ireland finds no breakthroughs with UK’s Brexit proposals
Ireland said on Thursday that the United Kingdom had failed to supply credible Brexit proposals, adding that there had been no breakthrough at talks with the Northern Irish party siding with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government.
“We need to get credible proposals that we simply haven’t seen yet,” Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveny said, adding that there remained a significant gap between what the UK wanted and what the EU would accept.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar met Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party in Dublin for talks on Wednesday.
“Meeting last was positive and friendly but it is important that it’s not interpreted as some sort of breakthrough, because I don’t think it is,” Coveney said.