Belfast Telegraph

New Brexit controls 'won't hinder movement of goods and people' at Dublin Port

By John Mulgrew

The re-introduction of border controls with Britain due to Brexit will not adversely impact Dublin Port, its chief executive has insisted.

Eamonn O'Reilly, chief executive of the Dublin Port Company, the Irish semi-state body that operates the facility, said: "Over the next two months, we will finalise our plans for the required re-introduction of border controls on trade with Britain and I am confident that the controls required will not significantly hinder the movement of goods or people through Dublin Port."

He conceded that Brexit will bring "uncertainties and challenges" to the port's business, but that investments by the port company and its customers "is underpinned by a shared confidence in the future".

Earlier this month, Irish Continental Group, which owns and operates the Irish Ferries brand, said it has placed an order for a new €165m (£147m) ferry that will sail between Dublin and Holyhead.

The vessel will be the world's largest in vehicle capacity and will be delivered in 2020.

Northern Ireland businessman John B McGuckian is chairman of Irish Continental Group.

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