Ireland raises prospect of some no-deal Brexit checks near border
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  • 03:22 06 September 2019

Ireland raises prospect of some no-deal Brexit checks near border

If Britain quits the European Union without a deal next month, some checks may need to take place near Ireland’s border with British-run Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday, APA reports quoting Reuters.

How to manage the land border between EU-member Ireland and Northern Ireland - and in particular the emergency “backstop” proposal to prevent the return of extensive controls - has bedeviled Brexit negotiations for the last three years.

Ireland said in July that to meet its twin aims of avoiding border controls and protecting the EU single market, it would need to take “some action somewhere” on goods coming from Northern Ireland in a “no deal” scenario.

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