October 10, 2019 / 12:29 PM / a month ago

Irish PM says in UK to see if any Brexit progress can be made

FILE PHOTO: Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar arrives at Liverpool Airport in Liverpool, Britain, October 10, 2019. REUETRS/Peter Powell

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he was meeting his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, on Thursday to see if they could make any progress in Britain’s negotiations with the European Union to leave the bloc.

Johnson was meeting Varadkar in a last-ditch attempt to revive a British proposal for a Brexit deal that the European Union said falls far short of what is needed for an orderly divorce, particularly on the issue of the Irish border.

“Here in Cheshire in the UK with PM Boris Johnson to talk Brexit. Looking forward to a detailed discussion to see if we can make any progress,” Varadkar said on Twitter, posting pictures of the two leaders sitting down to meet.

Reporting by Padraic Halpin in Dublin; Editing by Alison Williams; Editing by Alison Williams

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