Mr McRedmond said An Post met the UK Post Office last year and asked it to implement the system, but it still hasn’t happened. He said he understands there may be a dispute between the UK Post Office and the Royal Mail about how the implementation of Customs 2020 should be financed.

More Brexit fallout. I’ve recently heard about people flying from Britain to Ireland with Christmas pressies in suitcases to post in Ireland. Mad. As a business, we stopped accepting orders from Britain last year. Just not worth the hassle.

An Post row with UK post office causing return of online purchases