Opinions on how Brexit will affect Ireland have been wide ranging, and there is no clear cut answer on the advantages or pitfalls for the country. Here is a selection of recent views:
“Brexit will destroy Good Friday agreement”
Gerry Adams has claimed that since Brexit looks to end the jurisdiction of the European court, the human rights afforded as part of the Good Friday agreement may be undermined.
“My business lost 20% of revenue overnight”
As the pound slumped following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, Athlone mushroom farmer Gerry Reilly hopes that Brexit won’t deal a further blow to his business, with the UK purchasing 50 lorry loads of mushrooms every day from Ireland.
“There will be opportunities and Irish companies need to be at the forefront of them”
The Irish Examiner reports that Ireland may become an excellent opportunity for UK companies to continue to trade with mainland Europe, with the country acting as a spring board into the continent, for example, UK engineered products could be finished off in Ireland before being sold onto France and beyond.
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