One year since the referendum, a meeting on Brexit implications is being held on Irish border
365 days later, the aftershocks of the Brexit vote are still being dealt with on a daily basis.
Today a meeting is being held in Dundalk, Co. Louth, with the Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness hosting the event.
Civic leaders from all EU states are due to attend, in order to fully discuss the implications and eventual effects of the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.
The debate is expected to encompass everything from the impact on local and international businesses, as well as the peace process.
A year since #UK voted #Brexit, I'm speaking at @EU_EESC conference "Brexit & its Border Implications" @ljahier @EPPGroup @FineGael #timely pic.twitter.com/9WUND4ZZJa
— Mairead McGuinness (@MaireadMcGMEP) June 23, 2017
On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU, despite the majority of voters from Northern Ireland and Scotland voting to remain.
Earlier this week, the Irish government declared that a unique solution would need to reached, with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney stating "What we are insisting on achieving is a special status for Northern Ireland that allows the interaction on this island, as is currently the case, to be maintained."
"It is not so much about a soft or hard border, it is about an invisible border effectively, that you don't notice as you cross it. To achieve that, we need to draw up a political solution here as well as technical and practical one, which doesn't really have any precedent in the European Union."
This statement was welcome by Sinn Fein, but dismissed by members of the Ulster Unionist Party.