A Fianna Fail TD for the Cavan Monaghan constituency has denied that his party voted in favour of an ‘electronic border’ at their Ard Fheis at the weekend.
It’s reported that the party called for an electronic border with Northern Ireland post Brexit similar to the toll system operating on the M50.
Delegates at the party’s Ard Fheis supported a proposal for a “frictionless” crossing during a discussion on foreign affairs and trade.
Fianna Fail Deputy Brendan Smith was firm in saying that Fianna Fail do not want any border between the North and South of Ireland.
‘Fianna Fail’s plans for an electronic border won’t wash with communities and businesses’.
That’s according to Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy who believes an EU frontier on the Island would represent a major step backwards.
He says an electronic border would be naive and unworkable.
Meanwhile, the Taoiseach has criticised calls for an electronic border.
Leo Varadkar was peaking in the Dáil this afternoon: