LONDON | Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won’t need

22Feb - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

LONDON (AP) — The Irish government has published legislation designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal — but says it hopes the law will never be needed.

The government plans to fast-track the bill through Ireland’s parliament before the U.K.’s scheduled departure on March 29.

As a major trading partner of Britain, and the only EU country sharing a land border with the U.K., Ireland faces a huge economic hit if a “no-deal” Brexit introduces tariffs, customs checks and other barriers.

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