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Bullet holes are seen in a sign welcoming people to Northern Ireland on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, near the town of Derrylin, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (Peter Morrison/AP)
Bullet holes are seen in a sign welcoming people to Northern Ireland on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, near the town of Derrylin, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (Peter Morrison/AP)

The Republic of Ireland will remain in the European Union when the United Kingdom leaves the EU early next year. A disorderly Brexit has raised the possibility that a hard border might return between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Irish ambassador to the United States Dan Mulhall (@DanMulhall), who explains why that would cause havoc at the border.

This segment aired on December 17, 2018.

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