© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Irish FM Coveney and his German counterpart Maas attend the press conference in Berlin
LONDON (Reuters) – Food supply problems in Northern Ireland are due to Brexit as a number of controls are now being carried out on goods between the UK and Northern Ireland, said Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney.
UK ministers have been trying in the past few days to downplay the disruption to Brexit.
"The supermarket shelves were full before Christmas and there are now some supply chain issues, so this is clearly a Brexit issue," Coveney said ITV (LON :).
The Northern Ireland Protocol means that "a certain number of controls are being carried out on goods entering Northern Ireland from the UK and this is causing disruption," he said.
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