Brexit deal guarantees no hard border in Ireland – Irish foreign minister

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The agreement reached by Brexit negotiators early on Friday fully guarantees that there can be no hard border on the island of Ireland once Britain leaves the European Union, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.

Deputy Prime Minister (Tanaiste) Simon Coveney reacts during a press conference at Government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

“Deal Confirmed! Ireland supports Brexit negotiations moving to Phase 2 now that we have secured assurances for all on the island of Ireland – fully protecting GFA (Good Friday Agreement), peace process, all-Island economy and

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