Ireland says no "credible" proposals from UK on replacing Brexit backstop

HELSINKI - The British government has not made concrete or credible proposals on replacing the backstop in the stalled Brexit withdrawal agreement, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.

"We all want to get a deal but, at the moment, nothing credible has come from the UK government in terms of alternatives to the backstop," he told reporters on arriving for talks with his EU peers in Brussels.