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IRE­LAND and Spain will be linked by a di­rect ferry ser­vice for the first time.

This will al­low firms to by­pass the UK when trans­port­ing freight be­tween the two coun­tries, af­ter Brexit.

There are fears the UK’s ports could suf­fer from se­vere cus­toms queues af­ter it with­draws from the EU next year.

Port of Cork com­mer­cial man­ager cap­tain Michael McCarthy said: “Both ex­porters and im­porters will make this a vi­able ser­vice.”

Brit­tany Fer­ries will run two re­turn sail­ings each week from Cork to San­tander, in north­ern Spain, from the end of April.

They will also de­liver a weekly re­turn ser­vice from Cork to Roscoff in France.

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