March 11, 2019 / 6:53 PM / 5 months ago

Irish cabinet to hold unscheduled meeting on Brexit

FILE PHOTO: A ' No Border, No Brexit' sticker is seen on a road sign in front of the Peace statue entitled 'Hands Across the Divide' in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s cabinet is due to hold an unscheduled meeting at 1845 GMT to discuss Brexit, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said on Twitter.

The cabinet already had its regular weekly meeting earlier on Monday and Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was due to be in the air on his way to Washington but has delayed his departure, a journalist from the Irish Independent newspaper said on Twitter.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet in Strasbourg on Monday at 2000 GMT for discussions on the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU before key a vote in the British parliament on Tuesday.

Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Alison Williams

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