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Brexit: Ireland focused on ‘reassuring’ UK to pass deal – Coveney

February 25, 2019 / Harry McGee

Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said the efforts of the Irish Government were now largely focused on providing reassurance and clarification to the British government to help get the Brexit deal over the line by the end of March. As the British government announced on Sunday that it would delay the meaningful vote on Brexit from Wednesday until March 12th, Mr Coveney stood firm on the withdrawal agreement. “We can’t reopen the withdrawal agreement for that to be renegotiated or changed, and so we are in the space of trying to provide reassurance and clarification for the British parliament to allow them to ratify this deal,” Mr Coveney told Sky News on Sunday.