Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
This evening an Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Prime Minister, @theresa_may met at Farmleigh House in Dublin to discuss the ongoing political impasse in Northern Ireland and the latest Brexit developments following their respective engagements in Belfast and Brussels. #Brexit pic.twitter.com/MN8GKnAqzH
— MerrionStreet.ie (@merrionstreet) February 8, 2019
Cartoon in today’s The Times Ireland edition by Harry Burton
Tonight in Dublin Mr Varadkar will meet Mrs May, whose government relies on the support of the DUP.
Ahead of her meeting with the Taoiseach over dinner, Britain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox will hold talks in Dublin with his Irish counterpart, Séamus Woulfe.
Mr Cox has been leading work within Whitehall on providing either a time limit on the backstop or giving the UK an exit mechanism from it.
Both proposals have received a dusty response from Dublin, which insists the backstop cannot be time limited if it is to provide an effective “insurance policy” against the return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.
— Stephen Murphy (@SMurphyTV) February 8, 2019
Steady on, McDreamy.
“Today is not a day for negotiations” – Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on what he expects from #Brexit talks with Northern Irish political leaders and – later – UK PM Theresa Mayhttps://t.co/0yQa8dfuwA pic.twitter.com/oMtS2srL1R
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) February 8, 2019