Brexit red tape: ‘If nothing changes, Ireland will be closed’

At Dublin Port corporate UK’s failure to prepare for Brexit is major part of delays

Northern Ireland is bearing the brunt of Brexit: Empty  shelves in Tesco, Banbridge.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland is bearing the brunt of Brexit: Empty shelves in Tesco, Banbridge. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There has been no more frustrating a place than “T11” at Dublin Port for lorry drivers, customs agents and businesses since Brexit kicked in just over a fortnight ago.

The terminal at the State’s busiest port, manned by a strengthened team of customs officials from Revenue, is where “red-routed” lorries are sent if their paperwork is not in order and checks are required. Since Brexit, a lot of paperwork has not been in order.

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