Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Resists Calls To Resign As Political Crisis Deepens

A political crisis that has left Ireland on the brink of a snap election deepened on Monday as the deputy prime minister resisted fresh calls to resign and uncertainty over her future cast a shadow over a Brexit summit next month, Reuters reports. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and the head of the main opposition party propping up his minority government have 24 hours to head off a general election in a dispute that has erupted less than three weeks before the key EU summit. Ireland will play a major role at the meeting, telling EU leaders whether it believes sufficient progress has been made on the future of the border between EU-member Ireland and the British province of Northern…