‘Hoping’ for a safety net at the bottom of the Brexit cliff is not enough – IFA

Speaking at this morning’s All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dublin Castle, IFA President Joe Healy reinforced the devastating impact that a no-deal Brexit would have on Ireland’s agricultural sector. He outlined the crisis that is already underway in the beef sector and restated his call for mitigation measures to be put in place as […]

Farmers Facing Armageddon From Brexit – Minister Has To Get Commission Support Immediately

IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices. “Minister Creed needs to put on the green jersey and tog out, right now, for Irish farmers who are facing a potential Armageddon from Brexit,” he said. Along with price supports, Joe Healy said the […]

Businesses Advised To Prepare ‘Brexit Readiness’ Statement – PR Figure Recommends

Companies whose activities are likely to be affected by the impact of Brexit, even to a minor extent, are being advised to prepare a statement particular to their situation which would set out their ‘state-of-readiness’ in terms of the preparations they must make to keep their business functioning smoothly, irrespective of the final form the […]

Government Must Set Out Plan On Brexit Cliff Edge For Farming And Agri Sector, Warns IFA President

IFA President Joe Healy said with just 100 days to Brexit, there is massive concern among all farmers and especially livestock farmers about prices and exports to our most important export market in the UK.   Joe Healy was speaking at a meeting of the IFA National Council in Dublin today.   “Our Taoiseach & […]

Irish Government must urgently intensify no-deal contingency plans

This week’s UK developments further increase risk of no-deal  The Irish Exporters Association today calls on the Government and the European Union to urgently intensify its no-deal contingency planning following this week’s developments in the UK. Monday’s decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to defer the scheduled parliamentary vote on the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement […]

European Commission recommends to the European Council (Article 50) to find that decisive progress has been made in Brexit negotiations

The negotiators of the European Commission and the United Kingdom have today reached a deal on the terms of the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement. All aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement have now been finalised and agreed at negotiator level. This agreement marks a decisive moment in the negotiations. The European Commission therefore recommended to the […]

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: […]

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