Irish PM Varadkar says there is still time to avoid no-deal

FILE PHOTO: Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar delivers a lecture on the Future of Europe before the Wilfried Martens Fund at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in Leuven, Belgium April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

GLENCOLUMBKILLE,Ireland (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday that he was confident an agreement could still be reached to avoid the UK leaving the European Union without a deal.

“I think, notwithstanding the fact there is a new prime minister and there is a new government in Westminster … I am still confident that a ‘no-deal’ can be avoided,” Varadkar told journalists after the final Irish cabinet meeting before the summer recess.

Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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