Editorial View: No-deal Brexit means Irish firms need all the help they can get

Plenty of resources will be needed to help companies survive the rigours of what’s coming after Britain crashes out of the EU

13th December, 2020
Editorial View: No-deal Brexit means Irish firms need all the help they can get
Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, has indicated to this newspaper that a scheme is being worked on which would see agri-food exporters supported

After a year that saw them blindsided by the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea that Irish businesses may also have to endure a no-trade deal Brexit would strike most as particularly cruel. But life, as we are regularly reminded, is not always fair – and a hard Brexit appears to be the most likely scenario as this weekend draws to a close.

Irrational and wrong-headed though the stance of the British government might be, businesses and...

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