Irish PM Varadkar says we are at sensitive point in negotiations; adds aim of backstop is to give everyone in NI and Ireland assurance that there will be no hard border and says a deal possible in next couple of weeks

He says they are not the ones seeking any new checks or borders He says more likely than not that can conclude agreement in next few weeks, but lots of things can go wrong and agreement would still have to be ratified in UK and EU (Newswires)