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Taoiseach says there are no Brexit dates set in stone

It could take another three months to get to the second stage of Brexit talks.

An agreement was made on phase one last week which ensures there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland, while phase two deals with trade

27 remaining member states are expected to give the official go-ahead later to move on to stage two of negotiations.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says there are no dates set in stone.

It could take another three months to get to the second stage of Brexit talks.

An agreement was made on phase one last week which ensures there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland, while phase two deals with trade

27 remaining member states are expected to give the official go-ahead later to move on to stage two of negotiations.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says there are no dates set in stone.

He said: "The indicative timetable is that we spend the next three months or so working on the withdrawal agreement and putting into a legal, international agreement what was agreed last week, talking a bit about the two-year transtition phase.

"And once we have that done we can talk about the new trading relationship."

Mr Varadkar yesterday said Brexiteers need to acknowledge that they created the difficulties surrounding the Northern Ireland border.