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Ireland presents one of the most difficult practical challenges of leaving the EU.  The border between north and south is our only land border with the EU, but one where a ‘hard border’ is to be avoided at all costs in the interests of maintain peace on the Island of Ireland.  Additionally we have significant integration between the UK and Ireland in terms of agriculture – for instance liquid milk from Northern Ireland crosses the border for processing in the south, whilst the beef sector also does substantial cross-border trade.

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