DUP Talks Not Going As Expected Sky Sources

Speaking alongside Ms May, Mr Varadkar said he was reassured by the Prime Minister's commitment to make public the terms of any agreement.

He said on the way to the building he was "reminded of that famous scene in Love Actually where Hugh Grant was dancing down the stairs".

If there is no formal deal with the DUP by the time MPs give their verdict on the government's plans, it will signal the start of the first minority government in the United Kingdom since the 1974 election.

"As we take another step forward in the tackling the great issues that face us today, that face Europe and Northern Ireland, and the British and Irish relationship", he said.

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He also offered condolences on behalf of the Irish people and the Irish government to all those affected by the recent tragedies in London.

"While this will be a government that consults and listens, we are clear that we are going to see Brexit through, working with Parliament, business, the devolved administrations and others to ensure a smooth and orderly withdrawal".

"Everyone in Ireland has someone that lives in London, a relative or a close friend, and when there's an attack in London, we feel that it's nearly an attack on us as well", he added.

"I just want you to know that you have our support and our solidarity and, if there's anything that we can do to assist, we're ready and willing to do so".

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At the same time, a further 189,300 refugees were accepted for resettlement across 37 countries, while many others returned home. Amnesty said only 18 percent of the required funding for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda had been met as of May.

"Any deal between the Conservative party and the DUP that infringed the above principles or strayed directly onto Good Friday agreement territory (such as, for example, ruling out a unity referendum) runs a real risk of being in breach of article 1 of the British-Irish agreement".

Adding to the complications is the wider politics of Northern Ireland and the Government's attempts to restore the power-sharing executive at Stormont.

The continuing delay raises the prospect that the Queen's Speech will go ahead on Wednesday without a deal with the DUP in place.

"Of course what happens in Britain with the Tory Government, and the DUP are hitching their wagon to the Tory Government, will have an impact on what's happening here". Other solutions to the customs and regulatory standards issues now being considered by negotiators include the extension of trusted trader schemes, in which customs authorities give special recognition to businesses that meet specific levels of competence, professional standards and record keeping in exchange for smoother customs checks.

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Mr Grayling told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I don't think a change of prime minister should be on our agenda".

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