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Irish ministers meeting to discuss May’s Brexit proposals

A special meeting of the Irish Cabinet is under way at Government Buildings to discuss the possible Brexit deal.Irish leader Leo Varadkar and his deputy Simon Coveney arrived separately at the Dublin office and did not speak to waiting media.It follows a meeting on Tuesday night between Mr Varadkar, Mr Coveney, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee.Simon Coveney (Brian Lawless/PA)As he arrived, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross said he was looking forward to the meeting but refused to comment on whether he had seen any of the reported 500-page text.The Irish Cabinet has remained tight-lipped since news broke on Tuesday that a draft text had been agreed.A spokesman for the Irish Government said on Tuesday night that no agreement had been reached on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and nothing had been confirmed .The DUP has warned that Theresa May s Brexit deal could lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom.(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i[ GoogleAnalyticsObject ]=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document, script , //www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js , ga ); ga( create , UA-72310761-1 , auto , { name : pacontentapi }); ga( pacontentapi.set , referrer , location.origin); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension1 , By Aoife Moore, Press Association ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension2 , 7085dbfa-42f4-42ff-bd24-2570a35b22ee ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension3 , paservice:news,paservice:news:ireland,paservice:news:uk ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension6 , story ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension7 , composite ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension8 , null); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension9 , null); ga( pacontentapi.send , pageview , { location : location.href, page : (location.pathname + location.search + location.hash), title : Irish ministers meeting to discuss May u2019s Brexit proposals });

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