Von der Leyen to travel to London to meet Sunak after ‘very significant progress’ made on NI Protocol

Tánaiste Micheál Martin said today he hoped a deal would satisfy the Democratic Unionist Party to the point where they would re-establish power-sharing in Northern Ireland

Talks are onoging this weekend between the UK, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Picture: Getty

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, is to travel to London on Monday for talks with Rishi Sunak, the British prime minister, amid ongoing negotiations on the Northern Ireland protocol.

In a joint statement, von der Leyen and Sunak said they have "agreed to continue their work in person towards shared, practical solutions for the range of complex challenges around the protocol."

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomed the announcement, saying we should "acknowledge the ...