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Leo Varadkar admits regrets over Northern Ireland protocol

Ireland’s taoiseach regrets Brexit deal imposed without agreement of unionists and nationalists

Ireland’s taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has said he regrets that the Northern Ireland protocol he agreed with Boris Johnson to end a Brexit impasse was signed without the agreement of unionists and nationalists.

The admission came as the latest deadline to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland passed with the Democratic Unionist party continuing to refuse to take part, in protest against the protocol.

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