UK working with Ireland on post-Brexit immigration control issues
Britain plans to use entry points to the Irish Republic as its front line in combating post-Brexit illegal immigration, according to a report.
London wants to beef up controls at the Republic's ports and airports in order to avoid the return of a "hard border" with Northern Ireland, The Guardian reported.
With Britain and Ireland enjoying a common travel area (CTA) since the 1920s, the narrow pro-Brexit vote threw up major problems as any return to a "hard" controlled 300-mile border could be seen to contravene the Good Friday Agreement.
Northern Ireland Secretary James... read more