Minister won’t be drawn on where border checks will take place after no deal Brexit

Minister Heather Humphreys has confirmed that goods crossing the border will be checked but there’ll be no border infrastructure.

The Government this week stepped up its planning for a no deal Brexit by publishing updated contingency plans.

Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson has said he’ll take the UK out of the EU on October 31st, regardless of whether or not a deal has been agreed.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney told Northern Sound News yesterday that the Common Travel Area would ensure people can cross the border freely but goods would face checks.

Business Minister Heather Humphreys confirmed this on The Joe Finnegan Show this morning but wouldn’t be drawn on where these checks will take place: