Coveney said negotiating teams had worked hard to allay British fears over the backstop, a device meant to avert a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic in the absence of a Brexit deal.
"We want to see a sensible exit from the European Union which works for Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom but also our nearest neighbours in the Republic of Ireland". An agreement on the details of that backstop should be possible.
"Once the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) gets the Brexit "green light", we expect two hikes in 2019, in May and November - sooner, and by more, than markets expect".
Raab will visit the United Kingdom province of Northern Ireland on Friday on a "fact-finding trip", which will include meetings with local businesses and politicians, an official in his ministry told AFP.
He said the end of negotiations was "firmly in sight and while obstacles remain it can not be beyond us to navigate them", and that an agreement on the border "should be possible".
British Cabinet Office minister David Lidington told the same press conference: "We're certainly, as Simon says, very close to resolving it".
The British and Irish governments have signalled that a Brexit deal is very close after a flurry of official talks and visits on both sides of the Irish border, and a positive statement from the Democratic Unionist party after a separate meeting with the Brexit secretary. The summit should determine whether the sides are ready to sign a draft of the UK's exit bill, or whether there will be no deal at all.
"The Prime Minister heard from the ERT about their priorities and all agreed that it was in everyone's interests to secure a good deal for both sides and provide clarity for businesses and employees in the United Kingdom and across Europe", the statement said.
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Four of the five parties expressed frustration after the meeting and they pressed Ms Bradley to convene multi-party talks.
The EU originally proposed keeping Northern Ireland alone under EU customs rules and other economic regulations in order to avoid disrupting the peace in the province by setting up barriers on the Irish border, the only EU-UK land frontier.
"If there is to be a breakthrough in November, we need the negotiating teams to find a way forward in the next week or so", he said.
Mary-Lou McDonald, who leads the left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein, said Raab was "simply going through the motions" rather than seeking a solution.
"We have told him that he and his government are acting in bad faith, that they have stepped back from the commitments that they made to protect the Good Friday Agreement in all of its parts, to ensure no hardening of the border on our island and to ensure no loss of rights for our citizens".
Mr Macron has been one of the most strident critics of Mrs May's Chequers plan, and has warned he will not agree anything that risks undermining the single market.
"Dominic Raab is like a thief in the night coming in and out, not providing opportunity, not just me personally but the people I represent, and the media should have the opportunity to be able to ask the hard questions".