Irish PM says Brexit deal in coming weeks 'more likely than not'

FILE PHOTO: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to media at the central count centre in Dublin castle at the Irish presidential election and the blasphemy referendum in Dublin, Ireland, October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said a deal between Britain and the European Union over Britain’s exit from the bloc was “more likely than not” within weeks.

“I think it is more likely than not that we will conclude an agreement in the next few weeks, before the end of the year,” Varadkar said at the British Irish council on Friday.

“But lots of things can go wrong,” he added.

Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Alison Williams