Tuesday June 2, 2020

The new border question that goes beyond politics

The pandemic has sparked off a fresh round of thinking about how the two parts of the island of Ireland could and should cooperate, during the Covid-19 period and beyond

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

26th April, 2020
How best Covid-19 should be tackled on both sides of the border continues to be a concern. Picture: PA

Last fortnight’s Easter weekend was a surreal one for Damian McGenity. Having spent much of the last three years warning about the possible dangers of re-imposing border checks, as one of the leading figures in the Border Communities Against Brexit campaign group, the Armagh man suddenly found himself in the bizarre situation of being happy to see them appearing overnight.

“They stayed over the Easter period, which was welcome,” he said.


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