Border won’t be policed by either Gardaí or the PSNI in event of No-Deal Brexit

The border won’t be policed by either Gardaí or the PSNI in the event of a No-Deal Brexit.

This is despite the Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee saying in the Seanad that the responsibility of security aspects along the border lie with the Gardaí.

In a statement to Northern Sound News, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said Gardaí will not be deployed to monitor customs posts or other checks should they be needed as a results of a crash-out Brexit.

This was similar to the comments of Simon Byrne, the Chief Constable of the PSNI, who told the most recent Policing Board meeting that manning the border was not role of his staff.