Crash-out: The seven problem areas for Ireland and the border in a no-deal Brexit
October 31 is looming as the day the UK could crash out of the European Union. Here are the seven main problem areas for the Republic of Ireland and the border area in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Will be hardest hit sector given its reliance on highly integrated cross-border supply chains.
Disruption to key sectors and job losses are likely to lead to protests and direct action with road blockades.
Price and other differentials are likely to lead to growth of the illegitimate economy. This will be particularly severe in border communities where criminal and dissident groups already operate with greater freedom.
Initial plans for no new checks with limited exceptions will be unsustainable because of economic, legal and biosecurity risks.
There will be no immediate disruption to electricity supply but a rapid split of single electricity market could occur in months or years to follow creating issues with security of supply in Northern Ireland.
Up to 85pc of lorries travelling from the UK to France will not be ready for new customs rules. The worst disruption could last three months, but could continue for much longer.
In the UK, a no-deal Brexit will cause food shortages, price rises and may even cause problems with water supply.