The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hit back at the DUP leader Arlene Foster after she accused him and the Irish Government of deliberately interfering with Brexit negotiations.
Mr Varadkar who revealed earlier this week that he was disappointed and saddened at how talks broke down on Monday refuted Ms Foster’s claims that the Irish Government refused to disclose the text of Monday’s deal to the DUP.
Speaking in the Dáil on Wednesday Mr Varadkar said Ms Foster’s allegations in which she said the Irish Government wouldn’t allow details to be seen by her party, were completely untrue.
Mr Varadkar said the claims were ludicrous and that niether the Irish Government or the British government wanted to stop the DUP from seeing the documents which presented a solution on the Irish border as part of the the UK’s deal to leave the EU.
Although Mr Varadkar said he was disappointed by the recent outcome he did state the he is hopeful the negotiations will be put back on track, but he did warm negotiations may not conclude until the new year as the British Prime Minister Theresa May back tracked on the recent deal which could take sometime to rectify.