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The fear of a hard Brexit in the coming weeks prompted Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to announce new economic forecasts for Ireland.

The new projections showed the country could run a small deficit this year in the event of Britain leaving the EU without a deal.

This week on RTÉ’s Your Politics podcast, Aine Lawlor is joined by Political Coverage Editor David Murphy, Political Correspondent Mícheál Lehane and Mary Regan of RTÉ’s political staff.

She also hears from two politicians from the border - Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd and Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.