Brexit jobs bonanza? Don’t bet the house on it

Irish officials have been busy promoting Ireland as the way into Europe for British firms, but realism may be needed

5th March, 2017
The IFSC’s Famine Memorial: the financial hub is waiting to see how many extra jobs will accrue from last year’s Brexit vote result Picture: Rex

Barring an unforeseen political shock, Britain will trigger the formal notification of its departure from the European Union in ten days’ time. It will also set in motion plans by many firms to begin to move some of their operations away from the City of London.

Since the result last June, Irish officials have been working assiduously behind the scenes to ensure that this country is seen a logical destination for investment.

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