Saturday February 22, 2020

Old friends with post-Brexit potential

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, perhaps Ireland’s focus should now be on Europe, and one country in particular

14th October, 2018
Mosel vineyards: Germany never lost sight of Ireland as a special and separate marketGETTY

Scaremongering about Brexit constantly reminds us of how much business we do every week with our nearest neighbour as they plan to leave the EU. However, our focus was not always so Brit-centric. Indeed, even as part of the union, our focus was fixed as much on Antwerp, Hamburg, Bordeaux and Porto as it was on Liverpool or London. This was seen in wool and foodstuffs, but most dramatically so in wine and spirits.

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