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Irish official sees Brexit border deal possible in "hours"

BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - British and Irish negotiators are "moving quickly" toward an agreement on their border after Brexit and could conclude one in the coming hours, a senior Irish official said on Thursday,

"It is moving quite quickly at the moment. Negotiations are continuing," the official told a British Irish Chamber of Commerce event in Brussels.

"I think we are going to work over the next couple of hours with the UK government to close this off. I say hours because I think we are very close." (Reporting by Robin Emmott; Writing by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Alison Williams)