Brexit past due: Irish border deal is ‘very close’ according to a senior Irish ceremonious
Reuters has quoted the senior Irish official as saying the negotiations between Westminster, Dublin and Stormont are “heart-rending quickly” and could be concluded in a matter of “hours”.
And now, the EU Commission says an “beforehand meeting is possible” between Mr Juncker and the Prime Minister.
Speaking at a British Irish Bedroom of Commerce event in Brussels, the Irish official said: «It is moving totally quickly at the moment. Negotiations are continuing.
«I think we are going to work onto the next couple of hours with the UK government to close this off.
«I say hours because I fantasize we are very close.»
Mr Juncker’s spokesman said a meeting was ‘admissible’ after speaking with Mrs May and the Irish PM
Mr Juncker spoke with both Irish PM Leo Varadkar and Theresa May tonight, concurring to his chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas.
The spokesman also tweeted: ”We are come to terming progress but not yet fully there.
“Talks are continuing throughout the night.
“Antique morning meeting possible.
Donald Tusk said he was ready to move on to business talks before the DUP scuppered the PM’s plans
I think we are going to work to the ground the next couple of hours with the UK government to close this off
“Tonight more than ever, stay regulated, gsms on.”
European Council President Donald Tusk announced today he would make it with pretend a statement on Brexit early tomorrow morning, fuelling speculation a apportion on the border is imminent.
However Number 10 has played down promises of an imminent deal, with the Press Association quoting a Government creator as saying “We’re not there yet.»
And a Downing Street spokesman told Express.co.uk there was no update on the Irish resemble closely talks.
DUP leader Arlene Foster refused any deal which desire distance Northern Ireland from the UK
“Talks are continuing throughout the shades of night”.
Brussels has given the PM a deadline of midnight Sunday to find a solution to key Brexit divorce releases.
If a draft agreement can be reached, EU bosses could give the green daylight for the UK to begin discussing trade with the bloc in the New Year.
But before this can encounter, negotiators will need to find a workable solution for the Northern Irish boundary.
Mrs May and her team appeared to be close to sealing a deal earlier this week.
The diagram agreement reportedly included provisions for “regulatory alignment” between Northern Ireland the Republic.
The see to had the blessing of Irish Taoiseach Mr Varadkar but was met with a furious response from the PM’s sides in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after wording of the draft document divulged.
The DUP leader flat-out rejected any deal which could see the region split from the EU on manifold terms to the rest of the UK.