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The Irish Government will deliberately conflate the three, arguing that the Good Friday Agreement is predicated on continuing and ever closer ties between the Republic, Northern Ireland, and Britain.  The tsxt of the GFA agreement is very explicit in this respect, and sets up a number of institutions to underline and strengthen those ties, specifically because Unionist agreement is dependent on close ties with Britain, and Nationalist agreement is dependent on ever closer ties with the Republic.  Border controls would be anathema to all of that.

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