After meeting for around three hours a joint statement from Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson which said they could see the pathway towards a possible deal.
They talked mainly about customs and consent for Northern Ireland as well as the chance to strengthen relations.
The two agreed that officials will continue to engage.
This is all entirely more positive than was expected and signals that some progress has been made.
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) October 10, 2019
The two leaders are still in Thornton House in Merseyside despite the joint statement having been issued.