Taoiseach to meet British PM in New York later

 

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will meet the British Prime Minister in New York later to discuss Brexit.

It's the second time in a matter of weeks the two leaders have met as the Brexit deadline looms.

After a day mainly dealing with climate change yesterday the government's focus at the UN general assembly today will shift largely towards Brexit.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the second time in a few weeks to discuss Brexit.

It'll be a chance for an update on where the British position is

Leo Varadkar met European Council President Donald Tusk yesterday with both leaders agreeing that nothing with enough clout to replace the backstop has been suggested by the UK so far.

It's unlikely this meeting today will bring forward anything significantly new, but it does continue the step up we've seen in the pace of negotiations in recent weeks