FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he believes the UK's desire to have full access to EU markets while limiting regulatory compliance is "incompatible" with Brussels' core negotiating position.
Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor
The EU's chief negotiator was speaking as MEPs voiced concern over Brexit Secretary David Davis's suggestion that the joint report agreed on Friday was "a statement of intent" rather than a legally binding document.
A high profile signatory of the open letter to taoiseach Leo Varadkar, calling on him to protect the rights of Irish citizens living in the north, said he was motivated by Brexit threatening stability and advances of the last two decades.
LEO Varadkar has acknowledged the concerns of northern nationalists following an unprecedented open letter to the Taoiseach, saying the Irish government's guiding light in Brexit negotiations has been the Good Friday Agreement.