Irish Republic signals support for UK plan to avoid post-Brexit 'hard border'


Matt Carty responds to report that UK wants to shift immigration controls to Ireland’s ports and airports to avoid ‘hard’ border with Northern Ireland

The notion that Ireland would conduct immigration controls for the British government on Irish soil has been branded “ridiculous” by politicians dealing with the impact of Brexit on the country.

Matt Carty, an Irish MEP, said British immigration problems should be the least of Ireland’s worries, given economic and social turmoil caused directly by the referendum result.

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