Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Irish parliament that the UK Conservative government’s reliance on DUP votes “creates a problem” in restoring a government in Northern Ireland.
The Irish government has discussed its contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting.
Ireland will not be “steamrolled” into giving ground on the border backstop, the country’s deputy premier has said.
Irish Premier Leo Varadkar has said anyone hoping that EU solidarity with Ireland will falter on the Brexit border backstop is “in for a nasty surprise”.
The European Union is in no mood to sacrifice Ireland’s interests to get a Brexit deal, Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister has claimed.
Alternatives to the border backstop represent “wishful thinking”, the Irish Government said.
Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has accused Leo Varadkar of leaking details of a confidential meeting he held with an Irish minister.
Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney has said there are no “alternative arrangements” to replace the backstop in any Brexit deal.
Dublin has delivered a thinly veiled warning to Downing Street not to go back on the Brexit deal hammered out with the European Union.
Ireland’s deputy premier has played down comments made by Leo Varadkar who said soldiers could return to the border if Brexit goes “very wrong”.