SIR - Prior to 2016 there was a smoothly functioning parcels delivery service between the UK and the Irish Republic. Brexit has upset all that, introducing new forms and additional bureaucracy.

An Post, the Republic's postal service reports over 10,000 items per week are having to be returned to Great Britain because of incorrect data on the parcels. Dave McRedmond, the CEO of An Post, reports even having to send back cremated ashes.

The parcel post, previously used by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has seen a 58per cent drop in activity in the last two years as firms give up on trying to import or export small items.

“The whole thing is a nonsense,” Mr McRedmond is reported as saying. “I am amazed there isn't more fuss in your media and your politics about the damage being done”.

Letters in your newspaper are one attempt to flag up these Brexit downsides.

John Cole Chair, Bradford for Europe, Oakroyd Terrace, Baildon