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Passport check concerns remain

Human rights workers in Northern Ireland say they are still concerned about the potential for passport checks on journeys between the region, and the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.

The coalition government in the United Kingdom has abandoned Labour's plan to reform the Common Travel Area, and last week the chief minister told Tynwald that meant passenger data wouldn't now be collected at the borders.

However, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission says Tony Brown's statement on the issue still leaves scope for that to happen in the future.

The matter may be clarified when the regulations are issued, but policy worker at the commission Daniel Holder says the door for passport checks has been left open:

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