November 24th, 2017

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How Brexit looms large over the Irish border: 'It's the Berlin wall approaching us'

How Brexit looms large over the Irish border: 'It's the Berlin wall approaching us'

In the communities that straddle the divide between Northern Ireland and the Republic, anxieties about a hard border are becoming very real. Many business owners fear for their livelihoods, while local people warn of a return to the days when IRA smugglers ruled ‘bandit country’

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OP: I am actually half Irish (my mother is actually from Belfast, Northern Ireland). I visited the North twice during the troubles and I can def understand how people are really scared of the way things are going because no one wants to go back to that.