Comments by Irish foreign minister, Simon Coveney

  • We recognise that UK has red lines too
  • Hopeful of a positive outcome
  • These negotiations are very difficult at the moment
  • We are running out of time
  • Outstanding issues are proving very, very difficult

Nothing that really stands out as both sides are continuing to talk up the difficulty in reaching a deal. This could all just be some political theater to sell some sort of hard-fought victory in the end, or it could really just be that things are headed nowhere.