May holds off Brexit deal amid Irish row

December 05, 2017

Britain's Theresa May and the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker have reached a deal on the Irish border.

British and European Union Brexit negotiators have reached agreement on a deal for all Irish issues, including the maintenance of regulatory alignment on the island to avoid a hard border, two Irish government sources say.

"Agreement has been reached on an overall deal for the Irish issues," one of the sources told Reuters.

"The key phrase is a clear commitment to maintaining regulatory alignment in relation to the rules of the customs union and internal market which are required to support the Good Friday Agreement, the all-island economy and the border."

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