Fisheries central to any Brexit deal – Taoiseach

EU leaders will get an update on EU UK trade talks at a summit in Brussels, which is getting underway.

Today is the deadline set by the British Prime Minister to reach a deal.

However some European leaders believe agreement can still be reached with Britain on a future trading relationship.

Speaking as he arrived for the discussions, Taoiseach Michael Martin acknowledged there were still key stumbling blocks that need to be addressed, with the need for a fair fisheries deal high on the agenda..............