It looks like the North will totally leave the EU along with Great Britain after Brexit, but there'll be no 'hard border.'
Earlier this week the British Government had effectively agreed the North would be staying in the EU in all but name and there would still be no physical border with the Republic.
But the DUP collapsed the deal triggering another political crisis. Party leader Arlene Foster said it would be unacceptable to unionists because it would leave the North too different to the rest of the UK.
British Prime Minister Theresa May and the DUP have been pulling an all nighter.
Now EU leaders say they've compromised and the border with the UK will not be in the Irish Sea as planned.
It does mean there'll be no physical border even if the UK walks away from the divorce with nothing.
That suggests the freedom of movement concept will remain between the North and with the rest of Ireland, no matter what.
The Taoiseach is due to give an update at 8am this morning about what this all means for us.
Today's announcement basically cements the promise that there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland. But just how that's exactly going to work is completely up in the air.
The next stage of the Brexit divorce will centre on trade arrangements with the EU; and maybe at this point we will get a clearer picture of how businesses will trade across the border, and how easily people from Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth will be able to move between the North and the Republic.