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Ireland's no-deal Brexit plans 'now being implemented'

The Irish government is now putting plans in place should the UK leave the EU with no deal, Leo Varadkar has said.

The taoiseach (Irish prime minister) said he would do everything he could to avoid no deal, but had to ensure the Republic of Ireland is fully prepared after MPs in the House of Commons rejected Theresa May's deal.

"These are no longer contingency plans, they are being implemented," he said.