Exporters chief says Ireland must prepare for possibility of 'Brexit'

Exporters chief says Ireland must prepare for possibility of 'Brexit'

The Irish Exporters Association has warned that the Government needs to put contingency plans in place to deal with the UK potentially leaving the EU.

Simon McKeever, CEO of the association said: "It is of vital importance that the Government start to develop a plan to prepare for the possibility of a so-called 'Brexit'. It may not happen but it is of critical national importance that we are prepared for the possibility."

"Scenarios need to be developed assessing the impact on the Irish economy of a possible UK exit from Europe and appropriate action plans prepared."

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