Irish border counties hold Brexit meeting

Councils along the Irish border are set to meet in County Fermanagh to discuss the impact of Brexit.

The local authorities, which include six district councils from Northern Ireland and six from the Republic of Ireland will discuss a report from the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre.

The research set out some of the risks and opportunities to the border area after the UK leaves the EU and highlighted that some of the weakest economies in Ireland are along the border.

Statistics show that in 2015 almost a million cross-border journeys were made every week at border crossings to access work, education and other services.

The report recommended that councils should work collectively as a lobby group to show that the border corridor is going to be most affected by Brexit and to have their voices heard in the negotiations.

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