Dublin Rejects Idea of Alternative Deal for Post-Brexit Irish Border

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney: “We remain united [and] focused on protecting Ireland.”

(From Politico)

Ireland Sunday rejected the idea of negotiating a bilateral agreement with the U.K. as an alternative to the so-called backstop mechanism for avoiding a hard border with Northern Ireland after Brexit. . . .

The Sunday Times had reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May was planning to try to strike such a deal with Ireland to avoid border checks without relying on the backstop, which many within her Conservative party reject.

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