Ireland expects the U.K. to make a new Brexit proposal by Friday as officials in London struggle to resolve issues surrounding the Irish border that are stalling talks over Britain's departure from the European Union. Ireland's prime minister, Leo Varadkar, said late Wednesday that he hopes May will submit a new offer "tonight or tomorrow." Disagreements over rules governing the border between the Republic of Ireland, which is a member of the EU, and the U.K. province of Northern Ireland derailed an earlier proposal. Existing rules allow people and goods to pass freely between the Republic and Northern Ireland with no border checks. The British and Irish prime ministers discussed the Brexit impasse in a phone call Wednesday, but there was no sign of an imminent breakthrough.
Source: ABC News December 07, 2017 13:18 UTC