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Checks: Gardai stop vehicles on the Irish border on Monday

Checks: Gardai stop vehicles on the Irish border on Monday

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Checks: Gardai stop vehicles on the Irish border on Monday

Unionists have backed calls for border checks between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic to prevent the spread of coronavirus, despite them being rejected by the UK Government.

It comes after Fianna Fail Senator Robbie Gallagher proposed Northern Ireland should implement similar border controls to the Republic.

On Monday, the Irish Government introduced gardai manned checkpoints near the border, with people from Northern Ireland being turned back and liable for a fine of €100 if they cross without good cause.


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