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# Border controls

This year
Taoiseach says Govt will be examining tougher border controls to prevent illegal immigration
The Taoiseach said that there had been a significant increase in the number of International Protection applicants last year.
All time
'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device
Border guards now have the power to demand your passwords and pins to open your smartphone.
Custom checks at the border "necessary" outside EU, says UK government docs
Earlier this week prominent Vote Leave campaigner Nigel Lawson said checks would be needed to prevent illegal immigration.
Former British chancellor: Brexit could force return to Irish border controls
There have been mixed messages from the Brexit campaign about the likelihood of border checks being reimposed.
'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees
A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.
France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuv said Paris received no warnings about Abdelhamid Abaaoud.
Number of asylum seekers down by one-third
New figures show a continuing fall in the number of people applying for asylum – now just over one-tenth of what it was in 2002.