‘Brexit, what’s next for Ireland’?  

16th September, 2016

Minister Richard Bruton to attend Carlow forum on Brexit

Fine Gael TD for Carlow, Pat Deering, is bringing stakeholders and members of the public together for a Carlow forum on Brexit and the potential impact for Ireland. The meeting will take place on Monday, 26th September at 8pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow

The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, will be in attendance to discuss the impact of Brexit on Ireland and the Irish Government’s response. Also in attendance will be Joe Healy, IFA President; and Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC.

Deputy Deering said: “This Carlow forum on Brexit aims to assess the potential impact of Brexit on Ireland and how we can best respond.

“I am delighted that Minister Bruton will be on hand to discuss the Government’s response to Brexit, how we can mitigate the negative consequences and indeed potentially benefit, in terms of job creation.

“As the Taoiseach himself recently highlighted, the level of trade between Ireland and the UK is hugely significant with over €1.2 billion of goods and services exchanged across the Irish Sea on a weekly basis, supporting 400,000 jobs between our two countries.

“As we know, Brexit will have very real consequences for famers and business people here. So Joe Healy, the IFA President will also attend the forum to give the perspective of Irish farmers and Danny McCoy will speak about the impact on Irish business.

“I look forward to welcoming local people to the Carlow forum on Brexit and I am sure we will have an informative and engaging discussion.”