British Prime Minister Insists There Will Be No Hard Border

Theresa May has again insisted she will ensure there is no hard border between the North and South.

The British Prime Minister has been facing a barrage of questions in Westminster in the last hour from opposition MPs on the current state of Brexit negotiations.

Meanwhile, the DUP’s Arlene Foster is insisting more needs to be done to ensure Northern Ireland doesn’t emerge from Brexit with a different deal to the rest of the UK.


Clare FM’s James Mulhall reports:

Theresa May has come under fire in the House of Commons this afternoon after the collapse of a border agreement on Monday.

That agreement was blocked by the DUP – its leader Arlene Foster says there’s still work to be done in ensuring Northern Ireland is not treated differently to the rest of the UK.


Speaking in the Dáil this lunchtime, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Ireland is in a strong position in talks as part of a bloc of member states.

He also rejected the notion that direct negotiations be held with the DUP.

Meanwhile, a University of Limerick professor is blaming the delay in reaching a deal on the Irish border on the sense of drama in European politics.

Associate Professor at the School of Law Ray Friel believes a deal still may be some weeks away.