BREXIT pressure intensified on Theresa May this morning after a deal to secure a special arrangement for Northern Ireland after Britain exits the EU was scuppered by a last-minute intervention from the DUP.
Arj Singh, David Young and Shaun Connolly, Press Association
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EUROPEAN Council president Donald Tusk has warned Theresa May she must satisfy Irish demands that there will be no "hard border" between the Republic and the north if Brexit negotiations are to move forward.
"If the Republic of Ireland is going to keep shouting at our border and telling us that it is all doom and gloom and we are not going to get a proper relationship, that interferes in the negotiation process.