Renewed commitment to no hard border after May and Varadkar meet

Officials will ‘explore solutions’ to problem over coming weeks and months – Taoiseach

British prime minister Theresa May speaks outside Stormont House in Belfast, following a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May speaks outside Stormont House in Belfast, following a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A comprehensive free trade and customs deal between the UK and European Union was the best way of avoiding problems over the Northern Irish Border after Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

Following talks with British prime minister Theresa May in Belfast on Monday, Mr Varadkar said both governments agreed that was the best approach and officials would “explore solutions” to the issue over the coming weeks and months.

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