By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
Published: 16:09 BST, 13 August 2017 | Updated: 16:39 BST, 13 August 2017
Theresa May is preparing to offer Irish citizens free movement into and out of Britain after Brexit, is it reported.
The Prime Minister hopes the deal will please Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and make him a key ally during the next 20 months of tough negotiations.
Mr Varadkar has expressed frustration at the failure of Britain's negotiating team to ensure there will be no return to a 'hard' border between Northern Ireland and the Republic so far.
Theresa May will offer free movement into the UK for Irish citizens after Brexit, along with 'light touch' customs controls on good moving across the border
The proposals would also include 'light touch' customs monitoring using CCTV cameras and number plate recognition technology.
The news was reported by the Sunday Telegraph, which cited an unnamed source in the Brexit department.