No tech Brexit

The UK government’s proposed tech fix for the issue of a possible border between Northern Ireland and Ireland has been dismissed as largely unfeasible by ex-taoiseach Bertie Ahern.

In a submission to a report, Brexit and the Future of Ireland: Uniting Ireland and its People in Peace and Prosperity, the former Fianna Fáil head, says well over 2 million vehicles a month cross the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic at 300 crossing points – there are 177,000 monthly truck, 208,000 van and 1.85 million car crossings.

“There are real doubts that current technology could do the job, given the nature of the Irish Border,” he says.

Report rapporteur senator Mark Daly has expressed fears that the loss to Northern Ireland of EU membership and funding will be significant, and the subsequent effect on the economy and the potential to destabilise the Peace Process is a central concern.

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