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Ireland says ECJ must adjudicate over N.Ireland protocol

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FILE PHOTO: Shipping freight containers are transported at Dublin Port in Dublin

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's deputy prime minister said he cannot see how a court other than the EU's top court could rule of its single market, making Britain's demands for the court's removal from Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trading arrangements so hard to accept.

Britain again called on the European Union to allow for "significant change" to the Northern Ireland protocol on Tuesday, making the removal of the European Court of Justice's oversight (ECJ) a key demand.

"Our consistent position and the position of the European Union is that the ECJ has to be the body that interprets European law and European standards. I don't understand how a British court or another court can do that," Varadkar told a news conference.

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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