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The bottom line is that if the UK wants to restrict EU immigration into the UK, it will have to implement some form of immigration controls with respect to travel from Ireland. That would be in breach of the Common Travel area unless implemented at (say) places of work in the UK and not as part of entry/exit procedures. No doubt the UK authorities have thought all of that through...
As far as I know (and please correct me if I'm wrong) you already have to go through border control when entering Ireland (at least in Dublin Airport). In the UK airports, there is a CTA channel, but not in the Irish airports. There definitely used to be such a channel (I remember being indignant the first time I was forced through Passport control when flying from Galway to Dublin a decade ago; I didn't have ID on me so the Garda shrugged and sent me on my way :-) (he did ask for my boarding card - fortunately, I hadn't dropped it).
I guess you mean that this would need to be implemented also in the sea ports...
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