Brexit Backlash: Former ministers, diplomats and economists fear for Ireland

A growing chorus of influential figures are challenging the government’s Brexit strategy

22nd January, 2017

A growing chorus of influential former cabinet ministers, policymakers and renowned economists are challenging the Irish government’s Brexit strategy, as startling new figures show a surge in business failures and a decline in corporate deal making since Britain’s referendum to leave the EU.

Warnings are coming this weekend from former Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan, ex-finance minister Alan Dukes and one of the world’s leading economists, Nobel Prize-winner Edmund Phelps....

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