UK proposes customs centres on both sides of Irish border - RTE report

DUBLIN, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Britain is proposing to set up "customs clearance centres" on both sides of the Irish border after Brexit in order to avoid the need for border checks on the border itself, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported on Monday.

"The UK has proposed a string of 'customs clearance centres' on both sides of the Irish border as a key part of its plan to replace the backstop, RTE News understands," the broadcaster's Europe Editor Tony Connelly said on Twitter.

"The 'centres', effectively customs posts, would be located between 5-10 miles 'back' from the border," he added. (Reporting by Graham Fahy; writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Jonathan Oatis)