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Alliance Party of Northern Ireland politicians Stephen Farry, leader Naomi Long and David Ford called for the North to be exempt from the new laws. Photo: Getty

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland politicians Stephen Farry, leader Naomi Long and David Ford called for the North to be exempt from the new laws. Photo: Getty

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland politicians Stephen Farry, leader Naomi Long and David Ford called for the North to be exempt from the new laws. Photo: Getty

A new UK immigration law means non-Irish citizens of the EU will have to get clearance to cross the border into Northern Ireland.

The measure adds more bureaucracy and even again raises the spectre of a border in Ireland after Brexit.


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