• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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UK, Irish Ministers Say ‘Very Close’ To Brexit Deal

Britain intends to leave the bloc’s single market and customs union, meaning the border between its province of Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland will become an external EU frontier after Brexit (Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

British and Irish ministers said Friday (2) they were “very close” to agreeing how to keep open the land border between them after Brexit, which is holding up a divorce deal with the EU. “I think we’re very close to resolving it, I certainly hope we are,” Irish Foreign minister Simon Coveney told reporters after talks in Dublin. British Cabinet Office minister David Lidington told the same press conference, “We’re certainly, as Simon says, very close to resolving it.” He added that negotiations in Brussels now need to “continue and intensify further”. But neither minister gave details of how they…

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