Irish PM says no deal yet on Brexit protocol
2 February, 2023, 12:08 pm
DUBLIN (Reuters) – British and European Union negotiators have been holding constructive talks but no deal has been reached on post-Brexit trade rules relating to Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.
Varadkar was responding to a question in parliament about a report in The Times newspaper that Britain and the European Union had struck a customs deal that could help end post-Brexit wrangling over Northern Ireland.
“I can confirm that, notwithstanding newspaper reports, no deal has yet been done between the EU and the UK,” Varadkar said.
(Writing by Conor Humphries; Editing by Toby Chopra)