Monday 21 August 2017

Irish economy so vulnerable due to strong UK links

'The long-term effects of Brexit will depend on how the upcoming negotiations with the EU and other potential trading partners will go' Photo: PA
'The long-term effects of Brexit will depend on how the upcoming negotiations with the EU and other potential trading partners will go' Photo: PA

Andreas Steiner

Politicians often refer to Ireland's unique role in the EU - it is the only country with a land border with the UK.

Brexit causes uncertainty about the future of the Common Travel Area, the peace process in Northern Ireland and Irish-British relations in general.

Due to its strong trade relationship with the UK, the Irish economy may suffer more than other European countries from a UK exit.

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