Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that Ireland needs to prepare for the “worst possible outcome” following recent Brexit developments.
Speaking to RTÉ on Monday evening, Coveney spoke about how a no-deal Brexit has shifted from a “remote possibility” to a “real possibility”.
He also said that the Irish Government continues to work with other EU countries and the UK to find a way forward.
Coveney said: “In the absence of a British government cooperating in the way that they have committed to, to actually prevent checks on the island of Ireland, well then we need to try to come up with another plan, but it is difficult to do it.”
You can watch a clip from Coveney’s interview here:
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted there is no plan is in place to protect the integrity of the EU's single market, while at the same time protecting the peace process pic.twitter.com/OzEQwN2zkZ
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Coveney’s comments on Brexit follow on from a reminder issued by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) about the potential need for a Green Card for Irish motorists driving in Northern Ireland post-Brexit.