Irish foreign minister says Brexit deal 'difficult but doable'

FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is seen after a European general affairs ministers council, in Brussels
FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is seen after a European general affairs ministers council, in Brussels

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday said he believed it would be difficult for the European Union to agree a trade deal with Britain in the coming weeks but that it was "doable".

"Reaching a deal in the coming weeks is very difficult, but I also think it is doable. No deal is in nobody's interests," Coveney said in an online event organised by the European Movement Ireland.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Alex Richardson)