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50% of small enterprises impacted by Brexit – survey

16th December 2019

A new survey has found that more than half of small and medium-sized Irish enterprises are experiencing some or significant impact as a result of Brexit. The research also found that a third of SMEs have postponed a business decision or investment because of the uncertainty around the UK’s departure from the EU, up from a fifth […]

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Brexit already having ‘rising negative effect on a third of all businesses’

5th November 2019

More than a third of firms across the island of Ireland say Brexit is already having an adverse impact. This is according to the latest all-Island business monitor from InterTrade Ireland. With continued uncertainty around what the UK’s exit from the European Union will look like, 28pc of cross-Border traders have implemented steps to lessen […]

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Cautious welcome to Brexit deal from business groups north and south of border

22nd October 2019

Cautious welcome to Brexit deal from business groups north and south of border Business group Ibec said it was encouraged by the agreement between the EU and UK on a new Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. However, in a letter to members, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said there had to be an awareness that the deal, if […]

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€1.2 billion package to deal with Brexit – Donohoe

10th October 2019

€1.2 billion package to deal with Brexit – Donohoe The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has today announced an overall package of over €1.2 billion to respond to the threat of a no deal Brexit. Delivering Budget 2020 in the Dáil, Mr Donohoe said some of these funds will be […]

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Central Bank urges no-deal Brexit checks with financial services firms

2nd October 2019

Central Bank urges no-deal Brexit checks with financial services firms The Central Bank has urged customers of financial services companies to take steps to ensure those firms are ready for the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. The regulator has also warned there will inevitably be some negative impact on consumers where firms have not prepared […]

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Some jobs and businesses may not be saved in event of no-deal Brexit – Taoiseach

18th September 2019

Some jobs and businesses may not be saved in event of no-deal Brexit – Taoiseach The Taoiseach has warned that some jobs and some businesses may not be saved in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of next month. Leo Varadkar also told the Dáil that there “hasn’t been an enormous take-up […]

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‘Palpable’ risk of no-deal Brexit remains – Juncker

18th September 2019

‘Palpable’ risk of no-deal Brexit remains – Juncker European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said there was a “palpable” risk of a no-deal Brexit and progress on replacing the backstop could not be made to reach a deal until the UK submitted written proposals. Speaking at the European Parliament, he said “the risk of a no-deal […]

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Minister to write to 220,000 businesses over Brexit

13th September 2019

The Minister for Business is to write to 220,000 companies all over the country to highlight the need for the them to take urgent action to protect their businesses against the risks posed by Brexit. The letters will be issued through the Companies Registration Office and will tell firms about the supports that are available […]

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Online shoppers face changes and charges post-Brexit

27th August 2019

Online shoppers face changes and charges post-Brexit Consumer buying goods online from the UK face immediate changes with increased VAT and import tariffs when the package is delivered by An Post to their home in Ireland, if Brexit goes ahead at the end of October. On a visit to the An Post Mail Centre in […]

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Businesses say Ireland is running out of warehousing space amid Brexit fears

19th August 2019

Businesses say Ireland is running out of warehousing space amid Brexit fears Groups representing businesses have said Ireland is running out of warehousing space as retailers and manufacturers rush to stockpile amid growing fears of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. New figures from Savills Estate Agents show warehouses in Dublin have reached over 96% […]

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