October 9, 2019 / 4:18 PM / 7 days ago

UK and Irish leaders to meet in England on Thursday

FILE PHOTO: Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar waves as he meets Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Dublin, Ireland, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar will meet on Thursday in the northwest of England, the Irish government said.

“This will be a private meeting to allow both leaders and their teams to have detailed discussions about the process for securing agreement for a Brexit deal,” the Irish government said in a statement.

Reporting by Padraic Halpin, writing by Andy Bruce; editing by Stephen Addison

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