Brexit: Government turns to very-worst-case scenario

Preparations for no-deal departure of UK dominate last Cabinet meeting before Dáil’s summer recess

No-deal Brexit: the very-worst-case scenario

No-deal Brexit: the very-worst-case scenario

It is the last week of the Dáil, and you can sense the giddy mood among TDs as they count down the days to . . . Armageddon.

Yes, no salad days for the Government this summer as it prepares for the very-worst-case scenario that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been saying for two years was unlikely: a hard Brexit and a hard border.

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