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State Spent €1.6M On Potential Border Checkpoint Beside Rosslare Port

According to an invoice shared with the Irish Times, the Irish Government spent €1.6 million for a site near Rosslare Port to be transformed into a checkpoint on UK goods.

Said to be for the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Office of Public Works (OPW) paid for the 16-acre site about two kilometres from the Port.

Border Checks

The latest announcement brings the amount spent by the government on redeveloping land around Dublin’s ports and airports for post-Brexit border checks to €7.8 million.

According to the Irish Times, the Rosslare Port will see customs, food and animal health checks.

Revenue plans to operate a traffic light customs systems where truck drivers coming into Rosslare will be given prior notice as to what channel they will be brought through.

In the event of a more orderly Brexit, where the UK leaves with an agreement, a transition period until 2020 will be agreed, giving the ports more time to build permanent border check compounds for the long term.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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