Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned against assuming a breakthrough on the Brexit border row is imminent.
The Republic’s foreign minister said that even if the UK cabinet agrees exit plans in the coming days, the rest of the EU must also back them.
Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he will not accept a Brexit deal which gives the UK the unilateral power to halt "backstop" arrangements for the border with Northern Ireland.
Acclaimed actors, leading businesspeople and top sportsmen are among the 1,000 signatories of an open letter to Leo Varadkar which calls on the taoiseach to ensure the rights of northern nationalists are protected as Brexit looms against the backdrop of a suspended Stormont.
A host of high profile GAA stars and personalities are among 1,000 signatories who have signed an open letter to the taoiseach calling for the rights of Irish citizens in the north to be protected post-Brexit.