Irish PM sees potential border trouble from Brexit

Published on Friday, 4 August 2017 21:39
Written by The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) - Brexit is the challenge of a generation, and “unique solutions” will be needed to prevent it doing major damage, Ireland’s prime minister said Friday. Leo Varadkar said a so-called “hard Brexit,” in which Britain leaves the EU single market and customs union, would mean “barriers to commerce and trade” between EU member Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K.

Britain voted last year to quit the 28-nation bloc, a decision which has huge implications for Ireland, the only EU country to share a land border with the U.K. At present the border is all but invisible, with goods and people moving freely back and forth.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Friday, 4 August 2017 21:39. Updated: Friday, 4 August 2017 21:41.