Coveney claims there will be no checks near border

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said that in the event of a No-Deal Brexit, he believes there will be no customs checks on or near the Irish border.

He admitted that there would have to be checks somewhere, but did not provide specific any locations, only saying that those checks would not take place near the border.

He also said that any checks would be temporary and emergency measures, so Ireland could secure its position in the European single market.

These claims contradict what Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently said at a British-Irish Chamber event, where he said he believed at least some checks near the border would be necessary in the event of a No-Deal Brexit.