The Dealer has heard that while Brexit may have reduced business on the traditional land bridge through Britain for Irish exports, a new land bridge has been created through Northern Ireland (NI).

Like all good bridges, it apparently has two-way traffic flow. British exporters prefer having their checks at NI ports instead of Calais and are also boosting traffic on the direct sailings between Ireland and France.

It is also working the other way, with horses previously shipped from Rosslare to Fishguard in Wales.

It’s a long way from Tipperary to Larne for the sailing to Scotland and then drive to the south of England but that is how it is working.

The Dealer is looking forward to seeing Scottish fish meet Irish horses on a future Boris bridge between NI and Scotland on their new route to market.