The Irish prime minister is "not optimistic" enough progress will be made in the Brexit talks to allow the the UK and the EU to discuss a new trade relationship by mid-October. The EU says talks on a new deal can only begin when all 27 EU states are satisfied sufficient headway has been made on the UK's withdrawal terms. Leo Varadkar made the comment on Friday at a meeting of his Fine Gael party. He was supported by his Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.
Under a fading blue sky, the imminent arrival of U2 on stage in the Irish capital was heralded by two songs - Thin Lizzy's The Boys Are Back In Town and The Waterboys' Whole Of The Moon. More than 80,000 people were in Croke Park for the homecoming show to mark 30 years since The Joshua Tree album. First drummer Larry Mullen Jr appeared, then guitarist The Edge, next Bono, and finally Adam Clayton on bass. As they launched into Sunday Bloody Sunday, the crowd went wild.
Politicians from Northern Ireland and the Republic will meet in Dublin later to discuss the implications of Brexit for the island. Representatives from business and farming organisations, as well as civic society, will also attend the talks. However, neither the DUP nor the Ulster Unionist Party will be at the conference.
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