Plans for Fermanagh border checkpoint with Donegal emerge

Posted By: April 02, 2018

Staff Reporter. Donegal Democrat. Sunday, April 1, 2018

Plans have emerged today for a new Northern Ireland border checkpoint at Belleek on the Donegal/Fermanagh border. 
As Brexit moves continue, the plans are the first tangible signs that UK authorities believe a hard border is inevitable and that authorities in the UK are planning for such checkpoints.
Drawings, dated April 1st, 2020,  for a 6,000m square checkpoint labeled with the word “Belleek” were emailed in error to a contractor and had since been seen by the Democrat.
The plans are impressive in terms of accommodation for the users and  include provision for four stand-alone storage units, a secure ‘holding car park’ with 20 metre high fencing, a Playstation games room with 80 inch surround sound television, a jacuzzi, a mini-gym, a contemplation room, a toilet block and a large kitchen/dining area. The plans also include three 20×20 cells and three interview rooms with provision for closed-circuit television cameras.