Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has said that he is hopeful that a Brexit deal can be achieved.

Varadkar today claimed he spoke to Boris Johnson by telephone this morning.

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Mr Varadkar said that whilse there is a pathway to a possible deal there are significant issues remaining, such as a consent mechanism, customs and VAT.

He continued said that he is hopeful a deal can be done today, but he warned that may not happen.

-Noah Harte