The Government's contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit does not contain specific strategies to deal with many of the major issues that will affect Ireland, in the event of the UK crashing out of the European Union without a deal in March.

That's according to Mayo TD Lisa Chamber, the Fianna Fail spokesperson on Brexit.

Last night, the Government unveiled its contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit, which include warnings of a significant increase in customs checks if Britain crashes out of the EU.

More land will also be needed at some ports and airports - and backup measures are being put in place to make sure food and medicine supplies are safeguarded.

However, Deputy Chambers told Midwest News this evening that the plan lack details, and in many cases simply references areas where actions may be required, rather than outlining a strategy to be employed.

Deputy Chambers says the agri-food sector will be one of the hardest hit, but there's still no short-term assistance plans in place.....


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