It appears as though a deal on Brexit between the EU and the UK is as far away from getting done as ever before.
The bad news for those of us living on this island is the ever increasing possibility of a “hard border” once again lining the path of crossing from the South into the North and vice versa.
A discussion took place on last night’s TV3 Tonight show where panelists debated the possibility of such a border and how it would impact on Ireland as a whole.
The Liberal spoke with one Dundalk, Co. Louth resident who works in Newry, Co. Down.
They told us how utterly inconvenient such a physical border would be to their everyday life. They also claimed that locals in the border counties are concerned about the safety of such checkpoints especially given the dark times and events that occurred at borders during the troubles.
No one knows for sure what will happen but it’s believed that the EU want some sort of border between effectively the cut-off point of the European Union, being the Republic of Ireland, and the start of the UK, being Northern Ireland. The whole at this point appears to be in a complete mess as no one knows for sure what needs to or will actually happen to the Northern Irish border.