Irish deputy PM casts doubt on Stormont role in Brexit breakthrough

Coveney says EU concerned at Northern Ireland assembly having veto over single market The Irish government has cast doubt on suggestions that Northern Ireland’s Stormont assembly could provide the key to unlocking the Brexit impasse. Simon Coveney, the deputy prime minister, expressed scepticism about reports that the Democratic Unionist party might sign up to a Northern Ireland-only backstop for the Irish border if the devolved legislature had a veto on future EU rules applying in the region. Continue reading...