From green to blue: the checks and balances of the ‘new normal’

Endless examinations and inspections will now be the order of the day for shipments to and from Britain at Dublin Port

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
3rd January, 2021
From green to blue: the checks and balances of the ‘new normal’
Lorries going through freight checks at Dublin Port: there will now be more inspections and checks than ever before Picture:PA

As senior officials from various government agencies updated the media at Dublin Port last Wednesday on their efforts to avoid Brexit-related traffic chaos, a 705-foot, steel-clad slab of irony sailed quietly into view behind them.

Through the glass of the passenger terminal, the Stena Estrid’s slogan of “Connecting Europe” could be plainly read as it dispatched its truck, cars and passengers from the Welsh port of Holyhead.

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