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Northern Ireland 'to have different Brexit deal'

08 September 2017

"The group would deal with the specific challenges arising from the new European Union cyber legislation, Brexit and work with governments in order to protect businesses in Ireland and the UK", Dwyer said.

Reports say documents will demand people be allowed to go to work, school or receive medical treatment both sides of any potential border.

A new fight has been brewing over the consequences of Brexit for the border between Northern Ireland and the neighboring Republic of Ireland.

The 1998 peace deal that ended 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists provides for a consultative role for the Irish government in the running of the British region.

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"The UK wants to use Ireland as a kind of test case for the future EU-UK customs relations".

Discussions over Britain's exit from the European Union have also made little headway so far on the other two issues that the European Union wants resolved, namely citizens' rights and the divorce bill Britain will have to pay when it leaves the bloc in March 2019. The paper on customs clarifies the status of goods circulating in the Single Market at the time of withdrawal.

It calls for "unique solutions" and dismisses the possibility to have "specific provisions" in the final deal to address the issue of the peace process being undermined by European Union law.

To make safeguards for geographic food and drink specialities that have protections, such as parma ham, enforceable "specific domestic legislation" may be needed.

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She added: " As there have been no formal intergovernmental discussions within the United Kingdom on the withdrawal process since February this year, speaking to Mr Barnier will allow us to gain a greater understanding of the direction of the talks and the consequences of the negotiations for Scotland". "I do not participate in every meeting with my teams and the British teams", he said, adding that they were being kept informed "every hour, every two hours" on the negotiations.

"There have been some significant agreements made already, so negotiations obviously will be tough but let's see what happens between now and October".

Written in the series of position papers are plans to protect Irish cross-border co-operation in areas like health, education, transport and fishing.

"There needs to be a political commitment to protecting the Good Friday agreement".

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"I will ask the Council tomorrow (to extend the deadline) but it's not our fault, but due to delays. It is not a tragedy, but we can not postpone further than December".

Northern Ireland 'to have different Brexit deal'