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Ireland says backstop alternatives have been tested, none work

FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks at a ‘Global Ireland’ news conference in Dublin, Ireland January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Brexit negotiators have spent two years looking at alternatives to the backstop insurance policy to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and not found any that work, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Wednesday.

Britain’s Brexit minister said earlier on Wednesday that London was exploring such options after parliament voted to order Prime Minister Theresa May to renego

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