Public opinion survey shows that EU is more appreciated than ever post-Brexit

The latest EU public opinion survey, conducted in September 2018, reveals a clear and growing appreciation for EU membership in Ireland. However, the appreciation is in stark contrast to an underlying ambivalence towards voting in EU elections. The latest Eurobarometer survey, measuring public attitudes to the EU across the bloc, highlights that more people than […]

“Beyond Local” event hosted by Local Enterprise Offices highlights opportunities in key overseas markets

SMEs in the Mid West region have been told that enterprises in Ireland should consider the opportunities of internationalising their business as a means of overcoming the challenges of Brexit and other market developments. Pat Breen, T.D., Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, Eu Digital Single Market and Data Protection, made the comment while […]

Ibec Brexit Survey: Contingency Planning Accelerates As Negotiations Intensify

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, will  launch the results of a major new Brexit survey with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney at the All-island Civic Dialogue in Dundalk. The survey shows that a large majority of companies are now actively engaged in Brexit planning, despite the massive uncertainties that remain.  Over one […]

Commissioner Hogan Must Fight To Secure CAP Budget Increase – Healy

Addressing a crowd of over 700 farmers in Kilkenny this evening, IFA President Joe Healy said there must be an increase in the next CAP Budget to improve farm incomes, to reflect inflation and to fill the hole left by Brexit.   The IFA President issued a strong message to the Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan: […]

Brexit Remains Biggest Impact On New Car Registrations

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of March were down 10.5% (17,796) when compared to March 2017 (19,890), while new cars registrations year to date remain 5.5% (71,842) down on the same period last year (75,982). New Light Commercial Vehicle registrations […]

Prioritise Resident Irish Passport Applications – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, to urgently prioritise passport applications from Irish citizens who are resident within the state. Deputy McGrath was speaking as frustration continues to mount at the severe processing backlog within the passport system: “While I accept that there has been higher than […]

IFA Meets UK Farm Leaders On Shared Brexit Concerns

With a year to go to ‘Brexit Day’, March 29th 2019, IFA President Joe Healy has warned rapid progress in the withdrawal agreement negotiations is needed to avoid a disastrous no-deal scenario and UK cheap food policy.   Joe Healy said, “While the transition period agreed earlier this month gives some certainty, that will only […]

Entrepreneurs See Opportunities Amongst The Risks One Year Out From Brexit

47% of entrepreneurs believe Brexit has already had an impact on their business 62% see opportunities around  Brexit 73% said Ireland’s Eurozone membership is a strong enabler to business Dublin, 29 March 2018: With one year to go until Brexit, 62% of Irish entrepreneurs see business opportunities among the risks, according to research published by EY […]

Enterprise Ireland’s Brexit Advisory Clinic, Portlaoise

Enterprise Ireland is running a series of nationwide Brexit Advisory Clinics, the next of which will take place in Portlaoise on Thursday, 22nd February.   The purpose of the clinic is to support companies affected by Brexit in Laois and the surrounding areas to take immediate action to address their exposure. The clinic aims to strengthen […]

2018 Will Be Defining Year – IFA

Addressing the 63rd Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers Association in Dublin today (Tues), IFA President Joe Healy said 2018 will be a defining year for farming. Never before have such major challenges as Brexit, the CAP Budget, Mercosur and climate change converged in a single year. He said IFA will be there to represent the […]

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