Follow the latest political developments after the UK and Irish leaders agreed there was a ‘pathway to a possible deal’
Ireland’s finance minister, Paschal Donohoe, said he is hopeful talks between Barnier and Barclay will yield a positive outcome.
Speaking to Ireland’s Newstalk, Donohoe said:
What happened yesterday was a positive discussion but the real detail discussion will begin now and that will be in Brussels.
Hopefully the meeting and the process today will be positive.
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Barnier, Barclay and Tim Barrow, the UK ambassador to the EU, all looked fairly jolly before their talks at the European commission HQ in Brussels.