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Are over 80% of new asylum seekers in Ireland arriving there from over the land border with NI?
2 May 2024
On 23 April in a meeting of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, Ireland’s Minister for Justice Helen McEntee told the committee that over 80% of all

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Does Belfast/Good Friday Agreement forbid cross-border barriers?
7 September 2020
The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement does not exclude governments’ border measures, but aims for ‘normal security arrangements’. The UK Withdrawal Agreement seeks to minimise physical border

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Does Belfast/Good Friday Agreement forbid cross-border barriers?
7 September 2020
The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement does not exclude governments’ border measures, but aims for ‘normal security arrangements’. The UK Withdrawal Agreement seeks to minimise physical border

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Europe

Is border trade 0.5% of UK-EU trade?
14 February 2019
This claim is inaccurate. There are 5,900 lorry (heavy goods vehicle) crossings daily. Cross-border trade represents 0.97% of UK-EU trade; alternative figures may be due

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Peace

Semtex and powdered milk: A history of Ireland-Northern Ireland border checks
22 January 2019
At an event in London on 15 January 2019, Arlene Foster (Leader, DUP), stated that during the Troubles there has not been a hard border

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Do Northern Ireland pets need passports for Ireland?
5 October 2018
This includes your pet being marked by a transponder (microchip) and vaccinated against rabies. There are presently no border checks for pets (as official policy);

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Do 30,000 people cross Ireland-Northern Ireland border daily?
27 April 2017
This claim is accurate. Indeed, this may be a low estimation, excluding train and other road journeys. Updated on 28 April 2017 With Brexit looming

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Peace

Must the SoS call a post-Brexit border poll?
18 July 2016
This claim is inaccurate. The Secretary of State may bring forth a border poll when presented with evidence that a majority of electors may choose