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Simon Coveney. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Simon Coveney. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Simon Coveney. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Europe could be forced to grapple with the fallout of a no-deal Brexit in the middle of the Covid-19 recovery, Cabinet ministers will be warned.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney will tell Cabinet today he does not believe the UK will apply for a Brexit extension before the June 30 deadline.

This means senior government officials across eight different departments are currently preparing for the heightened prospect of a disorderly Brexit at the end of the year.