A Brexit deal agreed by MPs in the House of Commons would be preferable to Britain crashing out of the EU.
That’s the view of Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly.
His comments come as politicians on both sides of the Irish Sea take stock of the latest deal struck to avoid the UK leaving the European Union without an agreement in place.
Assurances on the border backstop are key to the deal's progress in the House of Commons.
MPs are due to vote on the deal, reached between the British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean- Claude Juncker, later this evening.
Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says he would like to see MPs back the deal:
Out words: tonight