Fianna Fáil MEP Barry Andrews warns new border centres may end up before the courts

The Fianna Fáil MEP was responding to questions about new border centres that are to be set up to detain thousands of migrants for fast-track processing

MEP Barry Andrews warned the controversial element of the migration pact could be challenged in the courts. Picture: Fergal Philips

Aspects of the EU migration pact are “uncomfortable” and may end up being challenged in the Irish or European courts, a Fianna Fáil MEP has said.

Barry Andrews, who is running for the European Parliament again in the Dublin constituency, was responding to questions from the Business Post about new border centres to be set up in Ireland under the EU’s Migration and Asylum Pact.

Thousands of migrants will be stopped at the border, detained ...