Regional Reports: Border counties Battling the ill wind of Brexit

The recent Leave vote in the European Union referendum in Britain spelled bad news for the border counties in particular – but they’re fighting back

31st July, 2016
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Darragh Monaghan (centre), operations director at East Coast Bakehouse, Drogheda, Co Louth Picture: Barry Cronin

Ireland’s four border counties have a combined population of 297,000, each within minutes of the North. Buffeted by changes in sterling and the recession, they now have a new foe: Brexit. And yet there is still hope, as small and large businesses show the rest of the country that you don’t need to be situated in a big city to be successful.

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