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Angela Merkel has promised to stand with Ireland every step of the way, vowing to do everything she can to prevent a No-Deal Brexit.
Speaking after a meeting in Dublin with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, she said she still hoped for an orderly Brexit.
Our business editor Siobhan Kennedy has spent the day talking to companies in Ireland – the EU nation which would be hardest hit, if the UK fails to reach agreement with Brussels.