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Donohoe Believe An Agreement Can Be Reached On The Northern Ireland Protocol.

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A full summit of the British-Irish Council is taking place today

The Finance Minister believes an agreement will be reached with the UK regarding the Northern Ireland protocol.

A full summit of the British-Irish Council is taking place today, where the ongoing dispute over the protocol will be up for discussion as well as Covid recovery plans.

The European Commission has taken legal action against the UK for what it describes as a deliberate breach of the protocol.

Minister Paschal Donohoe says it's important all EU countries stand firmly behind the agreement.

The UK's foreign minister says the "ball is very much" in the EU's court over the next stages of Brexit discussions.

Dominic Raab says there needs to be greater flexibility on the protocol:

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