UK unwillingness to compromise on protocol "deeply disappointing" - Ireland's Coveney

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FILE PHOTO: Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Coveney speaks at the launch of his party's manifesto for the Irish General Election in Dublin

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The lack of a compromise by Britain to altered European Union proposals on easing post-Brexit trade frictions in Northern Ireland is deeply disappointing, Ireland's foreign minister said on Thursday.

"This package (of proposals) represented a significant compromised for the EU. The lack of any evident reciprocal willingness to compromise by our UK partners to date has been deeply disappointing," Simon Coveney said in a speech.

"A lasting agreement can be found if we focus constructively on the issues that matter most to the people of Northern Ireland."

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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