Border firms turn away from NI Importers may buy direct from EU

Fears over border controls and duties prompting rethink of strategies

7th August, 2016
Eugene McKiernan of Breffni Mushrooms: any further investment in the firm will target Scotland Picture: Barry Cronin

High-profile businesses on the border are considering expanding in England, Scotland and Wales, and redirecting imports through Europe because of fears over border controls and duties.

Several companies from Cavan and Monaghan – which are within 30 kilometres of the border – said they were rethinking their business relationship with Britain and the North.

Eugene McKiernan, the owner of Cavan-based mushroom-grower Breffni Mushrooms which has 330 staff in Ireland, said that since Brexit, any further investment...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

EY reports €393m revenues in Republic of Ireland for 2021 financial year

Content is king – just ask Netflix as rivals attempt to steal its crown

Tom Maguire: Tax changes we make now could help business for years