Brexit in Brief

Jul 19, 2018

We bring you a round-up of this week’s Brexit activities which saw the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May make her first visit to the border region in Northern Ireland as premier and the EU issue a warning to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

  • Theresa May made a visit to Northern Ireland this week and met business owners along the border to discuss their concerns about Brexit. This is the first visit by Theresa May to the border area since she took the role as the UK Prime Minister and comes over two years after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
  • The European Commission has urged the EU27 to step up preparedness in case the Brexit talks failed. In a 16 page document, the EU says that while they are working “day and night” for a deal, Brexit will cause disruption for businesses in the EU regardless of whether there is a deal.
  • Dublin Port is reportedly ramping up its preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
  • It’s been reported that the cabinet is set to approve the hiring of up to 1,000 additional customs and veterinary officials to deal with Brexit.
  • Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue has said between 30,000 and 40,000 jobs could be lost in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.