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Irish finance minister Pascal Donohoe is on the wires now, speaking about the Brexit issue in an interview with RTE radio.

Key Headlines:

Brexit backstop must be retained.

Can be replaced by a new deal so long as it was agreed and legally operable.

Some elements of the white paper is useful.

Ireland won’t agree to undermining the single market.

Believes UK PM May’s commitment to an open border in Northern Ireland is “genuine and sincere”.