Irish foreign minister says Brexit border breakthrough possible on Monday

DUBLIN, Dec 4 (Reuters) - No agreement has yet been reached between Britain and Ireland on the future of the Northern Irish border after Brexit, but a breakthrough could come later on Monday, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.

Coveney said the talks are in a "sensitive place" with the British and Irish governments discussing possible texts of an agreement, which is a prerequisite for Britain to move on to the next phase of Brexit talks with the European Union.

"Hopefully we'll find a way forward today," Coveney told Irish state broadcaster RTE.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Alison Williams)