Mr Varadkar said checks between Ireland and Britain would be inevitable if the UK decided to leave the customs union and the single market and did not replace them with a new arrangement that was very similar or close to them

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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UK Brexit secretary David Davis and Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Union, shake hands ahead of the start of Brexit negotiations in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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