1. Wide of Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte arriving at press conference
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
"Here the ball is clearly in the UK's court right now. It's up to them to make clear what they want. I've read of course all the media reports, all the discussions between Conservatives and Labour. I hope very much that it lead to a very positive outcome, concluding a good deal and avoiding a no-deal Brexit is in everyone's interests. Especially for countries like the Netherlands, Ireland, also Belgium, Denmark, countries which have close trading and political ties with the United Kingdom. We, the two of us, will do everything we can, which is in our power to ensure a good outcome."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Leo Varadkar, Irish Prime Minister:
"We're very much awaiting developments in London to see if there's an outcome of the talks that are happening between the Labour Party and the Conservative Party. And we very much hope that they'll be able to come to an agreement which will allow the withdrawal agreement to be ratified including the backstop thus allowing us to talk about the future relationship that's going to exist between the UK and the EU."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
"This eventful meeting tomorrow, in that sense in that it is the first meeting taking place to discuss a broad range of agenda, I believe should be as focused as possible for the next five years. The UK, elections are unavoidable I believe if they have not left the European Union by the end of May."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Leo Varadkar, Irish Prime Minister:
"What we all want to avoid, even those who are in favour of Brexit, is the re-emergence of a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. And it's not just about economics or trade, it's very much about peace and rights in Northern Ireland. And we've seen what happens when that breaks down only in the last couple of weeks with the sad death of Lyra McKee in Derry. There are lots of ways to resolve that, the United Kingdom can remain the European Union but don't want to. Or the United Kingdom can have a very close relationship between the UK and the EU which some people describe as the Norway plus model - staying in the Customs Union and the single market or something very close to that. Or we can have a special arrangement for Northern Ireland and that's what the backstop is. So there really are three ways to avoid a hard border, we just need to, we can accept any of those three, but we just need the United Kingdom to accept one of them."