The role of both Irish nationalist and pro-British unionist parties from Northern Ireland in the Brexit talks has been hampered by their failure to restore the province's devolved power-sharing government since its collapse nearly a year ago.
Speaking to Sky News on a visit to Iraq, Mrs May said: "We are still in negotiations with the EU".
Sources say that, behind the scenes at official level, the potential draft wording is being circulated, although the "magic formula of words has yet to materialise". While The Guardian reported that a solution to the border issue was near. If that meeting produces "sufficient progress" on three key European Union conditions - a financial settlement, rights of expatriate citizens and the Irish border - then leaders could give a green light to trade talks at a summit on December 14-15.
However unionists and government ministers have strongly resisted the idea that there should be any checks on trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain - claiming this would disrupt the UK's own home market.
They also asked people on the street to see if they could draw Ireland's border with Northern Ireland. So why do we have a situation where this technology and identification system, which could provide a resolution to the problem, is being ignored in one area and promoted in another?
Northern Ireland voted by a margin of 56% to 44% to remain in the EU.
But since then there have been more positive developments.
However, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday warned that not enough progress has been made on the key issues in Brexit talks to move them forward.
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"We are not at a decision point at the moment".
Thanks to the European Union and its single market, the border now is virtually invisible, with animals, goods and people crossing it freely.
"There is a lot of solidarity for Ireland here, but everyone is anxious about the issue", said one diplomat.
"It brought "mad cow disease", it is not like they have a glorious past to lean on".
However, appearing on BBC2's Newsnight, Mr Creed said that they had yet to see a workable solution from the UK.
"I think our neighbour has acted disgracefully", said Mr Paisley, who is separately under investigation by the United Kingdom parliamentary watchdog over claims he failed to declare holidays to Sri Lanka. They could dream that with all the coming and going across an open border, the two parts of Ireland would grow closer and eventually reunite.
The UK would be allowed some restrictions on free movement.
Irish Government: No physical infrastructure on the border and the same rules on trade on both sides. "The question is how detailed should this be and how it should be formulated".