Lars Karlsson

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Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed warned of an ’existential challenge’ to the beef industry from the UK crashing out of the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

Beef farmers are facing “wipe-out” if the Government’s €1.7 billion estimate on the cost of UK tariffs on Irish food imports in a hard Brexit proves a(...)

Lars Karlsson, a former director of customs in Sweden, said that there had been little examination of whether or not technology could provide a solution to the Border question

More practical work could be done to examine how “smart” technology could replace the contentious “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border aft(...)

Dr Graham  Gudgin and Ray Basset claim in “Getting Over the Line: Solutions to the Irish Border” the UK government should pursue the maximum facilitation (max-fac) arrangement – which involves using new technologies – to break through the Brexit impasse. Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

A UK/EU free trade agreement and technical solutions to Border crossings would enable the UK to leave the single market and customs union “while prese(...)

Taoiseach  has rejected  suggestion that people  crossing the Border would have to pre-register. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Neither of the two border models being primarily considered for post-Brexit Ireland would create a frictionless border on the island, says a Swedish c(...)

The M1 motorway between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You won’t have to pre-register to cross the Irish Border after Brexit. Under any Brexit scenario, the continuation of the common travel area (CTA) b(...)

Cars line up to cross into the US at the US-Canada border. The US-Canada border was rolled out again recently by Theresa May as one the ideas the UK was examining. Photograph: Getty Images

Just what is a “hard” border? Everyone agrees there shouldn’t be one on the island of Ireland after Brexit. But what do they mean? The Irish view is (...)