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Don't mention the B-word: Brexit barely figures as an election issue
Any attempt to make Brexit more of an issue during the campaign by calling an election for a week after the UK's scheduled exit from EU on January 31st - even though Fine Gael dismissed this - was hampered by the fact that the departure ended up being a non-event for Irish voters.

The risk of a hard border on the island of Ireland faded, with the Brexit deal putting a trade border between Northern Ireland and Britain in the Irish Sea. When it formally happened, the UK exited with a whimper.

"It is a measure of the fact that January 31st went off without a single piece of friction that the voters don't care about it," said the Fine Gael source.

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