PM: Details of agreement with DUP will be made public

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The talks take place in the context of the ongoing negotiations between Prime Minister Theresa May and the DUP to strike a parliamentary deal to support her minority Government.

May's Conservatives have been in talks with the DUP after the prime minister's party failed to win a majority in a national election last week.

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The businessman added: "I don't have to agree with a customer to do business with them". This included: setting four-weekly meetings between the European Union and British officials lasting several days; organisation of additional working parties; and groups discussing citizens' rights, financial settlement and other separation issues.

Official talks, led for Britain by Brexit Secretary David Davis, and by Michel Barnier, on behalf of the EU, began at 11am today at the European Commission's headquarters. "We need to get on with the job", said Grayling, after accepting that the election had a "disappointing result". "It's not clear what her mandate is, and she has lost authority overseas". We would have to work out what that looked like.

Mr Coveney, who lost out to Leo Varadkar in the race to succeed Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, has replaced Charlie Flanagan at the head of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. Now Sinn Fein says a Brexit "hard" border will damage the economy, and goes against the wishes of the majority.

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She also expressed confidence that negotiations to restore a power-sharing executive in Stormont will be successful and institutions will be up and running again by the deadline of June 29.

"It is my firm belief that with goodwill on both sides a resolution can be reached which builds on the progress made in the last round of discussions", Mrs May said.

Just to clarify - Sinn Fein is a major Irish nationalist political party, and not a single person named "Sinn Fein".

"On reaching such an agreement we will make sure that the details of that are made public so that people can see exactly what that is based on".

"As a UK Government we remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement (and) its successor agreements".

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