Brexit: McGuinness says border checkpoints likely after Brexit vote

Deputy first minister issues warning over 500km stretch

3rd July, 2016
Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has said checkpoints along the north-south border are “a probability” after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

The warning from the North’s deputy first minister comes amid huge uncertainty over the future of the 500-kilometre land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Despite the British and Irish governments committing to making every effort to maintain an open border, government sources in Dublin have admitted the...

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