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Ireland's McEntee: Brexit border discussions in a "sensitive" place right now

Ireland's Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, speaking in a BBC radio interview, with the key headlines found below.

The border is not just a customs issue, it's also a political issue due to past troubles.

We are not looking to veto anything, we want to move to Phase 2 of Brexit talks.

But it's impossible for Phase 2 talks without a concrete agreement to avoid hard border.

We are nearing "sufficient progress" on the border issue, but we are not there yet.

Hopes that Phase 2 can take place at EU's December summit.

Progress was made on Brexit border issue on Thursday and continued into the weekend.

Brexit border discussions in a "sensitive" place right now.

We will hold firm on the Irish border issue.  

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