#IrishPorts - Plans to acquire port land the Government have said at Dublin Port and Rosslare is in order to prevent congestion caused by any new custom checks, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
According to RTE News, the Government's contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit was published this evening (Wed, 19 Dec)
The document identifies 19 sectors in which action will be taken should the UK leave the European Union next March without a comprehensive agreement.
Under a chapter entitled 'Next Steps', the Government said it will prioritise "no-deal planning" at its next Cabinet meeting on 3 January.
It will also seek to introduce in the following weeks "necessary legislative measures" which would be required in a no deal scenario.
In a blunt introduction, the paper predicts "a no deal Brexit would potentially involve severe macroeconomic, trade and sectoral impacts [for Ireland]".
It continues: "Grappling with the enormous range of impacts both in the immediate short term and in the longer term will involve difficult and significant choices of a practical, strategic and political nature."
To read more including a comment from Tánaiste Simon Coveney, click here.