'Bigger issues from Brexit than luring business to Ireland,' says MEP
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has warned that Brexit should not be seen as "a contest" to attract new business to Ireland.
The remarks come as several major international firms including insurer Lloyds and Bank of America are set to make announcements on where they will relocate all or part of their London operations.
"There are much bigger issues at stake," said Mr Hayes. "Businesses will move to Dublin, there's no doubt about that.
"There is a huge amount of investment firms looking at Dublin as an opportunity and the IDA and Department of Finance have worked extremely hard in demonstrating the potential that we have to offer."