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Government’s Ireland plan “vague”, says RHA

The RHA has said that the government’s plan for Ireland is “vague” following the publishing of its new position paper on Brexit.

The association demonstrated reservations after the government said that it doesn’t want border posts between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and that instead it wants a ‘new customs partnership’ or a ‘highly streamlined customs arrangement’.

“Any sort of hard border between the north and the south would be an absolute disaster so we welcome today’s announcement,” said Richard Burnett, RHA chief executive. “However, it lacks detail and is vague on how the partnership/arrangement will work so we are awaiting more detail.

“We will certainly hold the government’s feet to the fire in future negotiations with the EU over this important principle now they are on the record with this aim”.